I currently share an internet connection with someone who likes to torrent. We typically take turns sharing (one person is off and one is on) to counter the really bad lag that comes from p2p sharing, and we're exploring some options. I was wondering would it be more sensible to buy a better modem that has a higher connectivity capability or would it make more sense to pay for higher internet speed?
We currently have Verizon high speed internet DSL rated @ 7.5mbps downstream 0.9 up
I've looked and we're eligible for a higher internet speed, but to me it seems like 7mpbs should be enough for 2 people. I typically like to game though and it's impossible for both of us to use the internet at the same time. And when she is torrenting it makes webpages load slow and videos take forever to load.
I'm not extremely tech savvy but I'm pretty sure the cause of the lag is the modem being overloaded by connections, not because she's hogging up the bandwidth. From what I've seen, she uses between 800 - 900 kbps max. I guess it could be because of our limited upstream too though so I'm not sure.Any help is much appreciated
Our modem: D-Link model DSL-2750B
Edited by Synthrax, 19 August 2016 - 06:57 AM.