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Bandwidth Priority

Discussion in 'Networking' started by FrustratedBloke, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. FrustratedBloke

    FrustratedBloke Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2013
    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and have been browsing your archives for older posts that may help me, but have found none.

    In a nutshell, I'm looking to prioritize my laptop's bandwidth usage on my router. I've read all kinds of things about logging into the router and changing the QoS settings, but here's the kicker: I have no QoS option. I'm using a (s)Hitron Technologies router, though I don't know what kind of model it is.

    I share my Internet connection with up to 8 other people in my residence and have a cheap landlord who won't up our Internet package. Being all students, I'm positive that more than one person has torrents going all day.

    At this point I'm wondering if I should be trying to use port forwarding to prioritize my laptop, or if I should try to buff the priorities of the applications I wish to use? Is it possible to slow down torrents without completely denying them?

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    As far as I know you will need QoS on the router to assign bandwidth . - other members may have an alternative solution
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