How to give bandwidth priority to application over another?

By OneZ
Jan 18, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    I'm connected to the internet via wireless modem. My PC is connected to the modem via Ethernet and the modem connects me witlessly to the nearest Base Station. The modem has no interface or options to modify.
    I play WoW and use Ventrillo ( Voice Chat ). Is there a way to give WoW more priority than Ventrillo ? Because sometimes i have over 600ms latency.

    Bandwidth is 512Kbps Up and 128Kbps Down.

    Thanks in advance.....
  2. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Posts: 79

    I don't think theres an easy way to do that, without using third party software, but what I would suggest is perhaps lowering the quality of ventrillos call? that would lower the bandwidth required. (Thats if there isn't already an option to lower bandwidth within ventrillo options)

    Good luck :)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    Usually we favor one system over another on the same lan, not one application vs another.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    I've only played with the free version of Netlimiter to see it report net traffic per process but their product page says it can limit by app.

    If i recall correctly, madboyv1 once said he uses this tool and likes it. Will see if he can look at this thread
  5. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    PM recieved.

    Live shot from NL2Pro. I need to update some time.


    I'm Limiting ShareEX to 25KB/s because I don't feel like sharing at the moment lol, but theoretically you could do that for vent if you wanted too. I agree that you should lower the quality in vent if you can, since limiting the bandwidth could cause more problems than solve since transmission/receiving require X amount of bandwidth.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    thanks for the snapshot - - interesting :)
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    It allows me to limit incoming and outgoing bandwidth for any program/process that is started, by default showing active programs. You can also set up rules and filters to do various things with the software, and has a large number of statistics options, so it's quite a powerful peice of software, especially if an IT administrator decided to make use of it's remote management capability, but I do not have any experience with remote management with this software.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Something like that but for linux would have been very helpful to me a few weeks ago.. Cool program.
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183


    Thanks for all the added info. I had never tried the Pro version which allows for the limits

    I'll have to now bookmark this thread :)
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hi SNGX

    I remember reading your Linux thread a few weeks back but I only knew about Netlimiter for Windows (plus i haven't really done much using Linux) so didn't reply.

    But, now, just curious i Googled Netlimiter for Linux. The most interesting hit i noticed was HOWTO: Install pyshaper (like netlimiter for linux) tho there were some other hits as well
  11. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    I read into the help file and Grants (the tab after limits) is what the OP is looking for, here's what the help file says:
    In other words, if you hit your cap throughput, the program will take away bandwidth from "less essential" processes and redistribute it to programs that have grants.
  12. OneZ

    OneZ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Thanx all for the replaies.

    Since i'm not the admin of the Vent server, and since all ppl have 4Mbps+ connection, they won't lower the quality of vent.

    I'll try this software, seems nice.

    Thanx again :)

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