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post #1 of 16
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Hey I am wondering if there is any software were I can limit the bandwidth on 2 of the PCs on the network.

I am a competitive gamer that does competitions and tournaments so I need maximum bandwidth. If I can limit the bandwidth on the other 2 PCs to about 50KB/s that would be fine cause I have 10MB/s Down and 5MB/s Up.

Today my parents were downloading Dream Weaver for what ever reason and they took all the bandwidth. I was doing a ESEA scrim and was lagging out. -_-. If someone could help I would appreciate it.

*NOTE* Is there a better program than net limiter cause I don't really like that software much. And I doubt I can do it from my router because I have some Net Gear Wireless G Router from Wal-Mart.
    
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post #2 of 16
what is the model of your router?
post #3 of 16
interested in this also. Dad torrents like a boss and eats the internet for the whole house tongue.gif
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I solved this by having my own account, my Dad and stepmother have their own. Probably not a realistic solution but I noticed Untangle has added bandwith limiting to its newest version. Untangle boxes are great to mess around with and learn some networking basics.
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post #5 of 16
So your going to limit the internet for which your parents pay for to a dial up speed because you need it all the time to game.

This is the reason I never want to have kids, they are so self centered.

Lol.

Why don't you go out and buy your own internet with all the money your making from your professional gaming.
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post #6 of 16
Your router should be able to do it, seems like a basic feature.

I'm assuming you mean 10Mbit and 50Kbyte? I'm sure your parents would be happy getting 1/25th the bandwidth they pay for.

You could always try being reasonable and ASKING them not to download stuff while you're playing matches.

Or try packet prioritization, though you might need a fancier router for that.
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Originally Posted by Bobicon;11941113 
Why don't you go out and buy your own internet with all the money your making from your professional gaming.

Perfectly said.

You complain about your FREE internet access since you aren't paying for it, you do not get to decide how bandwidth is divided up.

Ask your parents if they would give you some free time and not download stuff while you game. I'm sure they will understand, and if not, see what I quoted and go that route.

On a side note, I'm rocking DSL right now [limited bandwidth to begin with], and I've simply asked my parents to hold off on whatever they're downloading *if possible* to let me do a dungeon or some other elite area in GuildWars, they completely understand and have no issue. And if there ever was, guess who gets the lower end of the stick? I do, and it's perfectly fair.
    
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post #8 of 16
upgrade your speed package, if i had a kid that wanted to do what you doing. I would just disable the internet service and tell him too bad.

Seriously if your making enough money like another poster said, but your own internet service just for your self.Other wise if your parents are paying for it then use what they give you.
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post #9 of 16
Is bandwidth even the issue? Most games dont require much bandwith. Latency is what gives people problems
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post #10 of 16
spoiled kids are spoiled.
He must be playing WoW.
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