bandwidth priority app?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by simpat1zq, May 26, 2002.

  1. simpat1zq

    simpat1zq Guest

    I was wondering if there is a program out there that will give internet bandwidth priority to certain apps that I specify.

    For example, I'm on a dial-up modem, and whenever I'm downloading sometihng on kazaa, surfung the internet goes extremely slow. What I would like to be able to do is let internet explorer use the bandwidth that it wants, while it's loading a web page, and almost shut off kazaa's bandwidth. Then, when the webpage is loaded, kazaa can go back to taking all the bandwidth that it needs.
  2. MrSlinky

    MrSlinky Guest

    Try enabling QoS

    Try installing QoS (Quality of Service) Start->Help and Support Center, search for QoS). Builtin MS prog for bandwidth sharing. You can set the limits through network properties for the amount to allocate. I don't know if Kazaa will obey though, because QoS is for QoS enabled programs only. If this is the only program that is causing the problem, try KazaaLite ( Hacked version witout spyware/cpu loading problem. Try this site for a in-depth discussion.

    Tweak XP site
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    winxp home has it, too.
  4. Dartman

    Dartman Guest

    To do this properly you'll need a hardware solution - i.e. a switch/router - of some sort. Bandwidth allocation is then managed thru the software interface to the h/w device.

    The QoS "tweak" has been discussed to death in this and other forums. Bottom line, it's not for sharing bandwidth.

    As to P2P sharing - get off Kazaa, Morpheus etc and try WinMX - your mileage may differ, but for me it works better than the rest.