Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:17 AM
I have an older NetGear router that I would like to continue using, but two other users on my network refuse to share the bandwidth. When you look through the menu in the router there is no option for QoS (Quality of Service) or assigning packet priority. Would I be able to use port triggering to produce the same effect as the QoS? If so, would using this feature still provide me with the protection of the firewall? I want to make sure that I am not opening myself up to any security issues.
As far a I can tell Port Triggering only activates when data is sent outbound and speeds up all incoming packets. Would this provide my computer with priority over packets for my internet connection as a whole? I do not want to produce a server or run dedicated ports for gaming. My only goal is to maintain web surfing and video streaming capabilities while the two other computers run games and cannot affect me.
Should I allocate all available ports for Port Triggering? Any help setting up would be most appreciated. I would like the other two computers to have full internet access and only slow down for as long as it takes to load a web page or youtube video so that I can actually get some work done. A new router while preferable would only alert the other people that I am trying to use bandwidth. Unfortunately, my household revolves around gaming and my school work as well as surfing the web does not take precedence.
Thank you in advance.
Edit: Moved topic from Mac OS to the more appropriate forum, at the suggestion of staff. ~ Animal