Networking/Router program preference.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by electrickpirate, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. electrickpirate

    electrickpirate pirate extraordinaire

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    I was wondering if anyone knows if this is possable, and if so, how to do it:

    I have 4 computers, through a router, cable modem. Is there any way to have the router recognize when a particular program(warcraft)or when a particular port is being used and if so, allocate all the bandwidth that program/port can use, dividing the remaining bandwidth to any other programs/ports running on the lan?
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    QoS (Quality of Service) your router should have it, and windows definitely has it
     
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  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    This is my QoS

    So I click enable, and then how do I actually had a program/game?

    You have to figure out which port a game is using? How would you do that, and yes I should know this by now. lol
     

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  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well the game site should tell you what port it is using (game docs should also) then you tick optimize gaming applications.

    Under that you add the required details -

    Game name
    How much of a priority it will have
    Port

    (Not sure what its like under windows)

    Norm all there is to it, although im no expert when it comes to QoS - there are bound to be gaming sites out there that explain it better than i :)
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I am not using it, just wanted to know.

    Thanks.
     
  6. electrickpirate

    electrickpirate pirate extraordinaire

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    Thank you Dark, exactly what I was looking for. Embarrassed I didn't know, and didn't even look in my own router...
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Let's clarify something about QoS..

    You can only really control outbound QoS - meaning the traffic you send out of a device. You really have very limited control over inbound QoS because you can only sort the packets once you get them.
     
  8. electrickpirate

    electrickpirate pirate extraordinaire

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    OK fitz, thanks. I made my main machine(mac addy) and the program highest priority in QoS, but I'm not sure it really made a difference or not.
     
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