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I currently share a wireless connection with my sister. I have a Linksys WRT54G router. I have a connection of 380kb/s download and 90kb/s upload and when she stream on YouTube , man it kills my connection.

How would I limit her connection with what I currently have? She watches 40 minutes shows, but doesn't need 95% of the speed to just steam it. I want to limit her connection to around 30% of our total speed.
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I currently share a wireless connection with my sister. I have a Linksys WRT54G router. I have a connection of 380kb/s download and 90kb/s upload and when she stream on YouTube , man it kills my connection.

How would I limit her connection with what I currently have? She watches 40 minutes shows, but doesn't need 95% of the speed to just steam it. I want to limit her connection to around 30% of our total speed.
open the internet explorer and type your ip address (192.168.1.1 mostly) type your username and password then go to wireless and then in advance settings you can set the transmission rate.
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Originally Posted by batista View Post
open the internet explorer and type your ip address (192.168.1.1 mostly) type your username and password then go to wireless and then in advance settings you can set the transmission rate.
That was useful to me, thx!

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Wow, my brother does the exact same thing. When he's on youtube and I'm playing CSS, my ping goes to 400-500 and I get kicked

And there is no such option in my router, but I have the same router as you. wth?

Edit: Actually I have the option but it's for all wireless, but I'm also on wireless, so it would also limit my connection..
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even if you do linit the up and down to her connection, i would not expect to see an improvement...

I bet that it is a latency problem... There isn't much you can do for that... ITs your interen't and almost nothing to do with your router...
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Wow, my brother does the exact same thing. When he's on youtube and I'm playing CSS, my ping goes to 400-500 and I get kicked

And there is no such option in my router, but I have the same router as you. wth?

Edit: Actually I have the option but it's for all wireless, but I'm also on wireless, so it would also limit my connection..
I have a custome DD-WRT Firmware which I recommend to both of you. Download it from here. Click on stable --->dd-wrt.v23 SP2---> then download dd-wrt.v23_sp2_standard.zip if you are using wrt54g. Make sure to read all the information and follow it to the teeth. It can't be done through a wireless connection. If anything just post back and I'll help.
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post #8 of 12
You don't need that. ^^ Although it's reccomended, it can mess up your router if anything goes wrong.

It's under Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings.
    
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i agree, i dotn' think it has antyhing to do with your router. i think its the bandwidth thats being filled up. its probably your ISP

acutally now that i thinka bout it. if you limit her connection,it might help. because her connection is being limited to only a certain percetage of wat you have.

so it may help. it may not.
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I have a custome DD-WRT Firmware which I recommend to both of you. Download it from here. Click on stable --->dd-wrt.v23 SP2---> then download dd-wrt.v23_sp2_standard.zip if you are using wrt54g. Make sure to read all the information and follow it to the teeth. It can't be done through a wireless connection. If anything just post back and I'll help.
If he has a WRT54G v5 it won't work, because they halved the memory and stuff inside it.
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