Bandwidth priority

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by coathanger007, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Does anyone know how I can prioritize which applications get priority to my dialup bandwidth. I know download accelerators have a download speed limit. But how about browsers, instant messaging (which keeps getting disconnected) etc? There must be freeware out there.
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    You can try enabling the QoS service in your network settings.
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    All that will do is save 30% bandwidth for MS use, and it wont be allowed to be used by other apps.

    Personally ive always had it disabled, even with Dialup, as it did give me a bit of extra bandwidth just for IM's.
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it is possible to assign qos to your own good.

    I'll try to find the method
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    ok, this only works for programs that are written qos aware not just ms programs

    also, I haven't ever tried this, I'm just pasting the directions...in addittion, tis is not availabel in home, but maybe j79 has the reg settings to make this available in home xp also

    YOU NEED TO BE LOGGED IN AS THE Administrator. Do not log on with any account that just has administrator privilegesM but the administrator

    To log in as Administrator:
    - Click on start->logoff->logoff
    - At the logon screen hold Ctrl+Alt+Del.
    - In the user field type 'Administrator'
    - In the password field type the password for the administrator (if ou don't have one leave blank) and press OK
    Click on the Start button and select run.
    Type gpedit.msc in the text box and click OK
    Once the program loads, expand the Computer configuration branch.
    Expand the Administrative templates branch.
    Expand the Network branch.
    Highlight the QoS Packet Scheduler in left window.
    In right window double click the limit reservable bandwidth setting
    On setting tab check the enabled option.
    Where it says Bandwidth limit %, change it to read what ever percent you want to reserve for QoS-aware applications.
    Click OK and exit the group policy editor.
    Go to your Network connections (start->my computer->my network connection-> view network connections).
    Right click on your connection, choose properties then under the General or the Networking tab (where it lists your protocols) make sure QoS packet scheduler is enabled.
    Now just reboot your computer and you are all done.
    When a QoS-aware program is in use it will reserve the allocated amount of bandwidth and that will take away form other non QoS-aware programs. However, once the QoS-aware application is closed or closes the network connection, the bandwidth reservation is released. This is done by a series of PATH and RESV refresh messages sent back and fourth over the connection. Once these messages are no longer detected, the data flow is closed and the reservation of bandwidth is eliminated.
     
  6. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Thanks for the response though it doesn't seem to be very configurable. How can I tell if an application is QoS aware?
     
  7. napalmnthemorning

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    We'll I came across this coathanger007.


    BBmonitor
     
  8. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Ummm...that was a monitoring software and doesn't have anything to do with priorities. At least you tried :)