Wasn't sure how to properly label the title for what I'm looking for or if this is the right section for what I want.
What I'm looking for is something that I can run that will disable all network trafic for my conection except for specific programs- but only when I launch those programs. The rest of the time when I'm not using them I want everything else to be turned on as normal automatically. I want to be able to point at a program and say "when that's running, everything else needs to be halted while it's doing its thing".
I know I could go into windows fire wall and add in abunch of suff to try to limit network flow, but I realistically don't know all the crap that runs in the backround that usses my connection. I add and uninstall stuff all the time to so it would be a pain to edit my firewalls constantly to fit the ever changing specific parmiters that they require.
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Reason for this is that some of my programs require really good ping and a stable connection IE- I.M's, video chat, games, compnay network specific programs (the proper term slips my mind at the moment). Alot of the are very picky about my connection and if they drop below a set ping or bandwith requiment for one second the servers will disconnect me (very unprofessional on my end). I can restart them and I'll be good for a couple hours most times, but if I drop below it even once... frustration. For that reason I have 2 seprate connections- a 12mbps satalite connection (exede) for downloading and a 3G connection (AT&T towers) for the Ping/Stability (get 95 ping on average) I need for those things (no better connections available). However the 3G connection get's dialed back sometimes or I have I slow connection that day (wether and all). Everything still runs fine indivisually (still have 95 ping and is still stable) under these circumstances, but if anything else pulls at my bandwith during that time it drops me. Sometimes during normal use I get dropped cause of backround use to.
So I need somthing to disable all the unessasary internet for smoother runnings while using certin programs. Thoughts?