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okay. long story short i need a way to priorities my WIRED connection to my router over my tablets WIRELESS connection. anyway to do this? every time i have the tablet with wifi on (idle, no browsing or nothign) my ping is immediate 3000 on wire. please help me!
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This sounds more like an issue with your router than with your devices. What router do you have?
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This sounds more like an issue with your router than with your devices. What router do you have?

i honestly don't know. its crap, it came from our ISP. so could this be the cause?
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i honestly don't know. its crap, it came from our ISP. so could this be the cause?

Most likely. Your tablet shouldn't be affecting speed on your wired devices so this sounds like a router issue. Heck, at home, I use a separate modem, router and access point. Really helps with network stability and performance.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-basics/32056-how-to-improve-network-performance-part-1
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Most likely. Your tablet shouldn't be affecting speed on your wired devices so this sounds like a router issue. Heck, at home, I use a separate modem, router and access point. Really helps with network stability and performance.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-basics/32056-how-to-improve-network-performance-part-1

nice! thanks for the help buddy. i don't think ill need a full setup. but are there any good all-in-ones out there?
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Your making this sound more difficult than what needs to be done tablet or not, depending on your router log into it and change mac address or ip address prioritization, and can change which takes priority on traffic if your router support this option. If your ISP gave you a router forget that and buy your own, and ask for just a Modem, not a wireless Modem. Most likely its under QOS. My recommendation buy a router and install DDWRT and call it a day, you will have full control over all devices and router settings and how they are transferred to your devices. http://www.howtogeek.com/70659/how-to-give-your-computers-network-traffic-priority-with-dd-wrt/
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If your ISP gave you a router forget that and buy your own, and ask for just a Modem, not a wireless Modem. Most likely its under QOS. My recommendation buy a router and install DDWRT and call it a day, you will have full control over all devices and router settings and how they are transferred to your devices. http://www.howtogeek.com/70659/how-to-give-your-computers-network-traffic-priority-with-dd-wrt/

+1. More likely than not, it's just your ISP's wireless modem that sucks and replacing it with standalone modem and wireless router would fix your issue. You probably won't even need to create any QoS rules. I was running a Linksys WRT54G on Tomato for years and I've never had your issue. That's considering there are 4 iPads and 8 Android tablets in the household.
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I can vouch for the whole crappy ISP router/modems. Our Virgin SuperHub which is a Modem and Router in one is god awful, so i configured it to be just a Modem, stuck my Buffalo Router into it and set it up to work and bang, amazing speeds, ping and connection.
    
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okay. so what hardware do you recommend me to buy? i'm limited in budget (£50) so i don't know what i can get. but anything will more than likely be better than my current status.

ps, sorry for late reply, my parents went ape due to me telling them this news tongue.gif at least my argument was based on facts and evidenced vs their "its fine for me" argument
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My go-to budget routers at the moment are refurbished Linksys E900 (N300, $20) and E2500 (N600, $40) with a custom Tomato firmware install.
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