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I have kind of a unique problem with my ping. My family members use our shared internet connection a lot to download torrents and stuff, these downloads increase my latency dramatically. I've been looking into the Killer 2100 as it would prioritize my LAN traffic so that my latencies will improve. Will this work? as the traffic comes from different computers.

I'm not particularly impressed with the Killer 2100 but if it will guarantee that I can keep on gaming with my family members downloading, then it might be worth my 70 bucks.

Thx guys
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It's not limited to latency, in fact it probably has nothing to do with it. Your family members' downloading is most likely saturating your download bandwidth - thus nothing, or not much, remains for your games - which usually require a decent chunk of a home connection.


In other words, no. The Killer 2100 will not help in the slightest.
    
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A NIC on a separate collision domain is not going to influence traffic on your saturated upstream WAN link.
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Actually I have enough bandwidth for my gaming data to pass through. It's all the different peers that they're downloading from at the same time. Because our router has to route all these connections and all the data from the torrents, my game is left waiting and losing packets. When downloading from a dedicated server instead of all those different peers, my connection is just fine. So I think it's definitely the amount of "servers" all at the same time. Correct me if I am wrong. So will the Killer 2100 prioritize my packets over the downloads?
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So will the Killer 2100 prioritize my packets over the downloads?

Maybe from your PC, but it won't be routing the LAN to WAN traffic for your internal network. Traffic from other clients to the WAN facing device will not even touch your NIC.
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Try activating QoS (Quality of Service) on your router. That should prioritize browsing and gaming over peer to peer applications.
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Good Router with QoS would be a much better investment.
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Some half decent Sitecom router. Don't know the exact series, it's good but not great. I think I may just invest in a proper gaming router. Any suggestions for types or brands?
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We got upgraded from our old POS router to some quite nice FritzBox 7270 from our ISP which does QoS internally. It does nice magic to the ping when normal downloads are running but as soon as Torrents come into play the automatic QoS doesn't help much.
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