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Hey, I have two computers at home which share internet access, one running Windows and the other running Slackware/WinXP. This is all done through a router. Anyway, my brother uses ...
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  1. #1
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    How to share bandwidth?


    Hey,

    I have two computers at home which share internet access, one running Windows and the other running Slackware/WinXP. This is all done through a router.

    Anyway, my brother uses Limewire a lot and this means terrible download speed, pings in CS and slow browsing for me. Also, he uses a web camera too which slows things down.

    Is there anyway I can split the internet connection 50:50?

    I've looked on the routers configuration page and have been unable to find anything.

    Any thoughts?

    Tom.

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    Could you tell us what brand and model of router you are using?

    If your router does not currently have QoS, then perhaps it has updated firmware with that feature.

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    you could set up an old box with packet shaping, which will split the bandwidth
    M0n0wall is an easy to use freebsd based firewall that can be ran on a old pc.

    As for QoS its great but not all programs support it
    All i want for christmas is a new liver....a second chance to get afflicted with Cirrhosis

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