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Brother Destroying my connection?

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August 16, 2012 7:48:44 PM

When ever my brother downloads/uploads anything at all while I am playing a game, my ping goes up and everything is laggy. I have 19mbps down 1 mbps up according to Speedtest.net. How do I limit his computer to half the bandwidth and half to me, that way he doesn't hog and neither do I.
August 16, 2012 11:50:26 PM

You need a router w/ QoS (Quality of Service) controls. Such a router let's you prioritize traffic based on source IP, MAC address, type, etc. But you normally can't limit bandwidth to X amount. It's more about making sure that someone/something doesn't grab all the bandwidth when others are using the system at the same time. But if they’re the only one using the system, then they are allowed to use all of it (which makes sense).
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August 17, 2012 2:42:57 AM

eibgrad said:
You need a router w/ QoS (Quality of Service) controls. Such a router let's you prioritize traffic based on source IP, MAC address, type, etc. But you normally can't limit bandwidth to X amount. It's more about making sure that someone/something doesn't grab all the bandwidth when others are using the system at the same time. But if they’re the only one using the system, then they are allowed to use all of it (which makes sense).


Yes I have that. How do I set it up? I'm terrible when it comes to routers xD. Here's a screen shot. http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc312/Arlen____/asde...
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August 17, 2012 2:54:37 AM

The first thing I would do is read the Linksys documentation. And perhaps doing some research on QoS in general wouldn't hurt either. If you then have specific questions, just ask.

http://tomatousb.org/tut:using-tomato-s-qos-system (refers to a different QoS system, but the concepts explored apply to all systems)
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August 17, 2012 12:51:30 PM

With 20Mb/s down, you should have no problem with two people on the line. I would think uploading across that 1Mb/s upstream is the choke point. Once you get over 80% upstream bandwitdth it will begin to hinder your download speed as well.

Anyhow, the solution as stated is QoS.
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August 17, 2012 6:27:03 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
With 20Mb/s down, you should have no problem with two people on the line. I would think uploading across that 1Mb/s upstream is the choke point. Once you get over 80% upstream bandwitdth it will begin to hinder your download speed as well.

Anyhow, the solution as stated is QoS.


Okay thanks, I am looking into it :) .
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August 17, 2012 6:27:14 PM

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