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Jan 16, 2001
Burnaby, B.C., Canada
I'm being forced to share my precious cable bandwidth goodness thru a hub with someone else-is there anyway I can "throttle down" the bandwidth he recieves at certain times? I don't like my game server getting lagged 'cause he's just got to watch streamming video on his comp. I've already tweaked both connections out over at speedguide.net, but this is not the sort of topic the cover...


Senior Jeep Nut
Apr 18, 2001
To my knowledge there is no way to throttle down the bandwidth he receives other than purchasing a basic switch to better handle the traffic comming into the modem and being distributed to the two machines. Using an intelligent network with router/switch combination and QoS..quality of service would allow you to prioritize packets and make your PC's higher in the que. ..but I don't think any retail router/switch combo's out there currently have QoS capabilites. You'd have to have something from a big name like Cisco, Alcatel, Bay, etc, etc.