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what routers have bandwidth options?


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#1 Teisei

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 07:06 PM

I have tried looking on line but every forum thread seems to have just tons of people suggesting QoS options.

I am trying to find a router that has hard bandwidth options... but having trouble with all the QoS spam.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 07:16 PM

Using the search term Wireless router for limiting band use.....one result of many.....How to use bandwidth control on TP-Link wireless router? - TP-Link

 

Note that is a search for a wireless router.

 

For better response describe in detail what you want to do once you have the router, etc.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 07:18 PM

Or try looking into pfsense or DDWRT firmware. Most factory firmwares won't do what you want very well.

 

There's a bit of a learning curve involved, but the numerous benefits far outweigh that.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:15 PM

I like wired networking for my own devices, but most of my room mates like wireless.

 

I would use the router for linking my gaming computers for LAN and WAN gaming.

My room mates would use it for phones, ipads and such things you use those small devices for.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:36 PM

I would suggest that if you think of QoS as spam you should consider DD-WRT as a cataclysm.

 

QoS [quality of service]

IS HOW YOU CONTROL BANDWIDTH

 

DD-WRT is for people who want more granular control over their internet experience. You don't need that at his point.

 

What you do need to do is read your routers manual QoS section [this is assuming you control the router and pay for the internet service] and understand how to give yourself more bandwidth than your room mates.

 

If you have questions then ask.  Happy to answer.



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:52 PM

I don't think your problem is you don't want QoS but you want a specific type of QoS used to define bandwidth caps and not latency control. Think of QoS being like a police car watching traffic. They can either focus on making sure no car goes faster then a certain speed, or that no one drives in a way that slows down traffic on a whole. Not quite that simple, but that should give you a idea.

 

Do you want to make sure your traffic (gaming) is allowed to go fastest on the network, or that your room mates don't use more then a certain bandwidth? What are the performance problems you are having?



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

i understand that QoS splits the connection with one user having a higher quality of that total bandwidth.

but i want to set a actual set amount like 5mbs or 10mbs.






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