limiting the bandwidth

By AKirru
Jan 18, 2006
  1. Hey,

    Basically I share a 10 meg (blueyonder) cable line with my sister and you would think that was more than enough badwidth but when she is browsing and on msn it really makes my online play erratic.

    So I was wondering if I could split the connection and limit her to say 1 meg ? I currently have a netgear rp614 router v2 in network.

    Is this possible and how would I go about doing it?

    Many thanks in advance Andy
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    you might and a switch between the router and the two systems.
    a switch will make better use of the network and greatly reduce the traffic.

    For the home user, bandwidth throttling is expensive, professional level feature
    in up-scale hardware
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Actually, newer home routers come with QoS. Linksys WRT54G v5 to name one I have myself.

    I really doubt adding another switch on top of the one built into the router would improve anything.
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