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i got more then 3 people sharing one internet line. it gets bad when one person uploads movies or videos. is there a way to make sure one person isnt getting all the speed? i have a D-link router.
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You might be able to install DDWRT on the router and limit how much each computer can use. Not sure though.
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the router is a DIR-655. and its QOS sucks.

DDWRT doesnt work for it =(

alternatives?
Edited by Coolwaters - 2/2/11 at 5:54pm
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unless there is an option to limit internet speed, I have no idea. I would say make sure if you are using torrents, limit your torrent client. There might be software to limit bandwidth to the computer too.
you could look into this program to limit the speed of each computer.
http://www.netlimiter.com/
post #5 of 8
Prob not what you want to hear, but when I was at Uni and sharing a house, I really, really tried and couldn't manage.

In the end, we agreed that torrent download speed would be limited to 1/4 (there were four of us) of our connection speed.

That worked well.
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trying to limit everyone else. dont think they'll let me install something on their computer to slows them down...not sure what their doing HD video uploading or torrents. but its sucking away a lot of bandwidths. games that i can play with dial-up i cant with cable sometimes?

i'll probably switch routers then. looks like my only option. any recommendations?
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Tried talking to them? Uploading probably wouldn't have much effect. It'll be streaming or torrenting that slows down the speed. Who are they? Family? Friends? Professionals? Family can be the least reasonable, but it's still worth talking to the, smile.gif

I don't know much about routers but my WRT160Nv3 has the option to limit bandwidth for users / applications. Has good coverage and haven't had a problem with it for the two years I've owned it.
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Tried talking to them? Uploading probably wouldn't have much effect. It'll be streaming or torrenting that slows down the speed. Who are they? Family? Friends? Professionals? Family can be the least reasonable, but it's still worth talking to the, smile.gif

I don't know much about routers but my WRT160Nv3 has the option to limit bandwidth for users / applications. Has good coverage and haven't had a problem with it for the two years I've owned it.

Actually if you have a crappy internet provider, and you push your upload too much, it can slow down your response times a ton, doesn't really effect speed of the data flow, just messes up your ping times a ton.

Also another thing, if you have th WRT160N v3 you should load up DD-WRT on it.
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