Sharing bandwidth-disaster

Sep 20, 2005
  1. I have 2 computers on a wired LAN sharing my 128k ISDN internet connection, which is installed on my main computer (and I only ever use my main computer).
    Someone only needs to load up page in IE to steal the internet from me, its really annoying (especially in online games).
    Anyone got any ideas?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Ask whoever is using the 2nd computer not to go online while you are playing games. Or just unplug it from the network if you only use PC1.

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  3. DarKLB

    DarKLB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's not an option, you see people who use comp 2 are the boss of me :)
    I need to find a way so they can't use more than 5kb of bandwidth.
    I tried netlimiter but I couldn't get it to
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    It sounds like something else is wrong here....

    Are you using Windows Internet Connection Sharing?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    Gaming is a special case, in that the frame rate gets severely impacted by
    lack of incoming data. The TCP stack will access data as fast as the remote
    connection can provide it. If your game is sensitive to one extra connection
    sharing the bandwidth, you're up a creek w/o a paddle, UNLESS you're connected
    via a HUB. Change the hub for a switch and the LAN side traffic will reduce
    significantly. The WAN side link however will remain the same and thus may
    not prove to be of any value.

    Having said that have you tested the capacity of your ISDN?
    Here's a simple Shapshot at your link.

    Here's a more thorough version SpeedTest which tests both
    up and download speeds.
  6. DarKLB

    DarKLB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just 2 computers connected by a cable between 2 LAN cards, no hub or anything, I don't even know how that stuff works.
    Yes, I am using ICS.

    My connection dl and up max is 15kbs
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