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MacBook hogs our home internet connection

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As the title states, why would my brother's MacBook get "priority" on our home network?

The internet works normal when he's offline, but as soon as he starts browsing, his MacBook somehow takes priority over ALL internet traffic. I can be browsing just fine, and as soon as he gets on, my connection slows to a crawl with lots of page timeouts while his is lightning fast as if he is the only user on the network. It's not the router; we got a different one and even after installing DD-WRT, no difference. Also, he is not overly tech-savvy, so I doubt it is something he setup.

Any ideas? (Or a way to limit his maximum bandwidth in DD-WRT?) Thanks for any useful help!
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DD-WRT has a QOS tab (quality of service), that would be something worth checking out
    
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Are you sure that he isn't using any file share applications such as limewire, utorrent, etc?
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