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Braxor

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Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read.

Recently we began to share internets with our neighbors, and I'm wondering if there is a way to configure our network such that my friends and I can play and host DotA (a warcraft 3 mod), while our neighbors do whatever it is they want to do upstairs (usually general browsing/streaming.) Currently those not on our LAN complain of bad lag/spikes.

Is this possible?

We buy service from local ISP which uses a 100% fiber optic network, and order their 8mbps upload 8mbps download service. I've got a Netgear WPN824v2 router. We also employ a Hawking Broadband Booster QoS device. I don't think my computer is to blame, as I've used it to host in the past with no problems (same modem and QoS, different users and service).

I'm thinking about getting a router that's compatible with Tomato- would this help? If so, any suggestions as to which one would be ideal?

Thanks for the help- please let me know if any more info is needed.
 

TerryNet

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I think we'll need more information about "share internets with our neighbors."
 

Braxor

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They live upstairs from us, and we share the bill. they utube a lot. I thought it would be ok given that we pay extra for the largest available bandwidth package, but then I don't know all that much about it, which is why I'm asking here.
 

JohnWill

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Truthfully, you have two problems here. One is that this is almost certainly against the terms of service for the ISP. Two is that you'll never be able to totally control the bandwidth used by the neighbors without a router that provides actual bandwidth limiting, the limited QoS in most SOHO routers only goes so far in solving contention issues.

Solution? Tell them to get their own broadband.
 
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