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Currently I have a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router. We have cable internet going at 10Mbps. The network is shared between three people but due to streaming and downloads occurring at once. I'm in the middle suffering with horrible bandwidth. Pages take ages to load, I have resorted to tethering, but that doesn't allow me to play games. I was wondering if there's a way to control the bandwidth through the router itself. I've tried netlimiter, it's a hassle to install on each computer. I read about DD-WRT and QoS. Is there a cheap wireless n router that'll allow me to limit bandwidth? or can it be done with my router?
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When I had to do bandwidth limiting I used a spare computer and FreeBSD, there is also things like IPCop which is a router distribution, or if you just want a router that does this,

. Finally DD-WRT is good if you want to buy a linksys router to do this http://lifehacker.com/178132/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router has links to what routers are supported and gives you a basic walk through and may be a much more cost effective route.
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You don't need to go out and buy a new router just yet. What you didn't say but i suspect is that all 3 people are streaming and downloading via wireless, which collision avoidance is playing a nightmare with. If this is the case the solution is rather simple. Go spend $5.00 and get a CAT5E cable even if your 100meters or ~300ft away, this will solve the issue.
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You don't need to go out and buy a new router just yet. What you didn't say but i suspect is that all 3 people are streaming and downloading via wireless, which collision avoidance is playing a nightmare with. If this is the case the solution is rather simple. Go spend $5.00 and get a CAT5E cable even if your 100meters or ~300ft away, this will solve the issue.
It's not wireless interference. Two computers are connected wirelessly and one is connected through an ethernet cable. Me and my dad are wireless and my brother's connected with an ethernet. This is my problem. My dad who streams movies through this program which takes up a lot of bandwidth, making the internet unusable for me and my brother. I've tried using my brothers computer while he's streaming and his internet is the same as mine. Unusable, pages take too long to load. So it's not collision avoidance.
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Your D-Link router should have some type of QOS system in the original firmware already. DD-wrt is supported by your router depending on what hardware revision you have, check it out on their site.
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your dad's streaming software should have an option to limit the bandwidth as well
    
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