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D-Link, How do I prioritize my own computer / reduce the other computers internet acces?

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Hi.

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 tongue.gif. So what should i do?

I have a D-link 685.
post #2 of 6
im not sure on your router, but look in QoS section or your routers firmware and enable "internet Access Prioirty" or what its called in your router.
next you should be able to select manual or auto bandwidth. then add your games one by one to a list and give them high priority. now if this works it should once you stop playing a game everyone should have an equal share of your internet bandwidth smile.gif
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Some QoS settings can prioritize based on host.
You may also prioritize UDP so that game traffic takes precedence over standard web TCP traffic.

Keep in mind a residential QoS may not be fully effective as you do not control both ends of the link.
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:{ seems i have a ****ty router cause i cant find anything what you described that lets me prio myself over others:mad:
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What Router do you have. I know it's a DLink but would you be able to find the Model Number and Revision?

For Example:
DLink DIR-615 Rev. B2
DLink DIR-615 Rev. E1
etc..
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Most routers i've used allow you to prioritise packets based on MAC addresses, but i've not seen any that can allocate bandwidth.

I think custom firmware such as tomato can though.
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