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so i download alot, i have 10 meg download speed (i know im not actually getting 10 megs) and it makes browsers in our living room computer run slow, i download in my bedroom, can i split the speed between the two computers, i would download slower but it wouldn't lag on the internet in the other room, is that possible?
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You can use Qos (Quality Of Service) to split your bandwidth between your PC's.

Let's use your network as an example. You can limit the living room PC to 50% of all bandwidth and the other computer to the other 50% . If both PC's are downloading at the same time the bandwidth each computer is split 50/50. Qos can also prioritise different types of internet activities such as gaming or internet telephony so if one computer is gaming and the other is just surfing the internet, more bandwidth is given to the computer that is gaming.

Instructions to set up Qos will depend on the model of your router.
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You can use Qos (Quality Of Service) to split your bandwidth between your PC's.
Let's use your network as an example. You can limit the living room PC to 50% of all bandwidth and the other computer to the other 50% . If both PC's are downloading at the same time the bandwidth each computer is split 50/50. Qos can also prioritise different types of internet activities such as gaming or internet telephony so if one computer is gaming and the other is just surfing the internet, more bandwidth is given to the computer that is gaming.
Instructions to set up Qos will depend on the model of your router.

What is quality of service? a program?
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What is quality of service? a program?

Qos is just a feature on most wireless routers. If you post the model number of your router i will have a look for instructions on how to set up Qos.
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Yes it is a feature in the router. You will need to log into your actual router to set QoS up.
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Qos is just a feature on most wireless routers. If you post the model number of your router i will have a look for instructions on how to set up Qos.

i didnt see a model number, its a new cicsco router that came with century links new Prism TV, i can get into the settings and all for it, guess ill have to look around, i have an old Linksys WRT54G also, i could probably hook that up.
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post #7 of 9
If you're using a program like uTorrent you can set a max download and max upload speed. You could just set it to half your upload and half your download.
    
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post #8 of 9
Just limit your torrent to ~80% of the speed you get from speedtest.net
Should leave enough to not affect casual browsing.

You could also give prioritizing TCP 80 on the router a go.
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app that works as promised to micromanage U/D bandwidth, only wish there was similar freeware

http://www.netlimiter.com/
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