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Configuring router to redistribute bandwidth


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#1 CidBahamut

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:23 AM

Ok, there wasn't really a good way to word that title but just roll with me here.

My family has a Verizon router, the model is a Westell something-or-other. Lately someone has been using the wireless laptop to stream videos online. This is causing about a five second lag in my online games, which is quite frankly unacceptable.

A friend suggested that I might be able to configure my router settings in such a way as to eliminate the problem. Conceptually what I want to accomplish is to stick the laptop on the bottom of the priority list so the streaming videos will lag out instead of my desktop's online game, but I don't know how to accomplish this.

I can access the router by plugging the IP of the default gateway into my browser, and logging in was a snap since the router is horribly insecure(Username and password the same thing, really?). Once I'm in however, I don't know what exactly it is I'm looking for that I need to adjust. There was a section labeled QoS(Quality of Service) that looked like it might be what I wanted, but when it started asking for MAC addresses I figured I'd better pull out before I broke something.

Does anyone know if I can even accomplish my goal? I need some guidance, or at least a point of reference to start from. Any assistance/education would be very much appreciated.

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