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D-Link, How do I prioritize my own computer / reduce the other compute

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January 16, 2012 10:54:23 PM

Hi. Before I start I just want to say that I have a quite good router i think ( atleast it looks awesome :kaola:  ), a D-link 685.


I need to have a good internet conncetion for gaming at one of the 5 computers we have at home. Normally it's fine, but when other members of the family starts to download stuff I get terrible latency, normally I have around 40ms, and if it's over 100ms I cant really play, and when there's alot of downloading going on it can give me ping at 400ms :s!

So I wonder if it's possible to give myself more internet somehow.. I can see 2 possible ways, one good and one less good.

1. Somewhere in the Router, there is a setting that allows me to give my own computer some sort of prioritze that will make sure that I will always have X amount of internet so i dont start to lag. When Iam not online the other computers get the full internet back.

2.Simply reduce the ammount of internet other computers have. Bad thing with this is tho, that when iam not playing, they still have the decreased internet.

That was just me speculating on how it might be done, but I have no idea . So what should i do?

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January 19, 2012 4:58:45 AM

Hey there!
Thanks for the replies, here are the screenshot

Thanks a lot!
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January 19, 2012 6:51:48 AM

On the QoS tick boxes click activate.

The only settings you need to fill in should be the source/destination ports, Type of Service and the Action box.

If you want to added Steam this link has the settings.
For pretty much every other game this link has the settings.

Fingers crossed all you'll have to do is activate QoS, add/adjust with the correct ports and set the priority to highest. Unfortunately the QoS screen on your router isn't the most straight forward menu I've seen.
January 19, 2012 1:04:13 PM

I'm not very sure what happened in here.. Seems like our thread got merged because it was the same issue? Either way I'll try adding the port and will let you know if it does work!


EDIT: Okay so I can't fill anything unless I click the activate button under the 'Rule 1' box. Also it's very confusing for me.. What is UDP? And where do I put it under (Destination/Source(?))
January 19, 2012 1:49:48 PM

Like I said its a little different to what I've used/seen before.

Lets say we want to add QoS for the Steam client (UDP 27000 to 27015).

You click activate on Rule 1.
Port Range 27000 to 27015

Type of Service should have UDP.

Under the Actions section you'll want to set the priority to highest. Unfortunately I'm not sure which drop down it would fall under, but click through them until you see highest or top. I'd guess at it being hidden in the Queue# box, but I can't be certain.
January 19, 2012 3:00:54 PM

Does this look right? Either way I'll try it out now and tell you if it does work. Also should I tick the WLAN/Enet1?

EDIT: Alright so it looks like it actually works. My brother still have quite a high latency (300-400 pings) but it's overall MUCH better, he said that the game doesn't spike/freezes and instead is just having delay.

Also I hope this looks right

EDIT2: Hmm weird, somehow the internet still slows down when none of the apps that's high priority are open.
January 20, 2012 6:48:20 AM

That looks right.

Normally you get a default class or rule which handles everything else which is set to low or medium.

When you say your internet runs slow are you talking about browsing the web?
If so add a new rule for ports 80 and 443 and set it to high (not highest as it will affect the gaming).

PS this link shows the default settings used on my router for QoS. The only changes I've made is adding the gaming and steam ports to highest.

It might be worth duplicating the settings on your router to see if it helps.
January 20, 2012 8:34:58 AM

Do I put 80-443 under port range?
January 23, 2012 12:13:34 PM

Sorry about the late reply I didn't check these forums over the weekend.

No you want one rule for port 80 and another for port 443.
80 is the standard website port and 443 is the secure website port.