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Splitting up internet connections?

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
October 3, 2011 1:46:55 PM

Hey,
Sorry if this is the wrong section, but my families main computer is connected to the router and modem, and my computer is running off of a wireless network adapter, and my little brother tends to play games a lot online. So whenever I download a game on steam (No I don't torrent games lol) or am broadcasting on justin.tv his latency shoots up. I was just wondering is there a way to split internet connections? as in I can do that stuff without effecting his latency?

My router is : Belkin F5D7230-4

If this question doesn't make sense i'll be glad to clarify.

Thanks for the help.

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October 3, 2011 2:11:04 PM

Check to see if your router supports QOS (quality of service), it allows you to prioritize different types of traffic.

Otherwise there isn't much you can do.
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October 3, 2011 2:14:15 PM

Netlimiter
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October 3, 2011 2:16:14 PM

How would Netlimiter work in this scenario?
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October 3, 2011 2:25:54 PM

Put restriction on bandwidth.
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October 3, 2011 2:30:06 PM

So you are suggesting that the user installs NetLimiter and then hobble his own internet access in an attempt to leave more throughput available to his brother. I see.
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October 3, 2011 2:33:27 PM

Exactly. I suspect the steam dl saturate the dl direction and the broadcast saturate the ul direction of the internet.
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October 3, 2011 2:46:04 PM

Yep, Netlimiter does allow him to limit specific application throughput. I do think his router supports traffic shaping, but Netlimiter is likely the simpler solution. Good idea, it hadn't occured to me.
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October 3, 2011 4:35:53 PM

Thanks guys, but would it slow down my download or my streaming speed? also how much would I know how to cap off or whatever?
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October 3, 2011 4:37:22 PM

The whole point of the bandwidth restriction is so that you leave some bandwidth for your bro to play game. You can adjust how much bandwidth to suit your situation. Download the trial and try to see if it works before you buy.
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October 3, 2011 6:21:03 PM

Thanks a bunch
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