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So right now my home is:
PC / RPI2 / TV / PS2 ---- LTE Modem/Router
PC, Raspberry and PS2 are connected by a wire, TV is via WLAN.

My friend living above has:
PC / PS2 - ADSL modem/router

Idea is basically to use his connection for gaming and my connection for downloads, 4G sucks for ping but speed is 150/50 so..
His connection on the other hand is 24/1 but has a magnificent ping.

Right now he can access my network with the 5GHz WLAN stick that he has.

I just received a ZyXEL WAP5805 wireless access point, one box goes to his house and one to mine. Now I can access his connection for gaming purpose and he can use mine.

But the problem now is that my RPI2 / PS2 both use files from my PC if playing games or watching series/movies, so they have to have access to my PC at all times.

My initial thought was to just connect the access point in my house to the LTE Modem/Router and simply turn off the LTE connection if I need to play games. My PS2, RPI2 and PC would all work then. But my friend can't use my LTE connection if I do that myself.

So how should I do it so everyone can use everything at the same time? Only conclusion I can come up with is buying a second network adapter for my own PC.

Any ideas? Maybe I'm overthinking it in my head and the solution is simple...
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You could merge these networks. And then change a device's default gateway depending on whether you wanted it to go out your LTE connection or your wireline connection.
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post #3 of 6
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But then my PS2, RPI and TV would use my friends internet if so. And it's meant for gaming only so minimizing the latency. Girlfriend watches Netflix often which could affect the latency.

I think double network adapters for my own PC is the cheapest/best option propably.
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post #4 of 6
Not sure if possible at this level since I have not personally done it; but have you considered proxy by service?

eg if port 80-443-53-110 etc go through the 4g else go with ADSL?


Not sure if this link is helpful

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/asr1000/configuration/guide/chassis/IWAG_Config_Guide_BookMap/IWAG_Config_Guide_BookMap_chapter_01000.html
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But then my PS2, RPI and TV would use my friends internet if so. And it's meant for gaming only so minimizing the latency. Girlfriend watches Netflix often which could affect the latency.

I think double network adapters for my own PC is the cheapest/best option propably.

Yes.

The only other way I can think of is to take both connections into one point or box and then manage them from there. It seems like buying multiple adapters connecting them to the various networks and then just disabling them when you don't want to use them would be best.


Might want to consider powerline adapters if you can use them in the house for better than wireless but slower than wired speed/ping without the wires.
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post #6 of 6
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5GHz Wifi seems to have little if any at all impact on latency/speeds these days, from my experience atleast.
We live in a 3 floor apartment building, I'm on the second floor and he is on the third floor, one apartment to other direction from me.

This seems to have no impact whatsoever on the latency with 5GHz Wifi when I have my my wifi bridges by the windows on both apartments, we get pretty much identical latency on Speedtest on same servers.
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