| | Re: WiFi network bandwidth limit
On 3 Nov 2005 16:27:31 -0800, "nightfrog" <email@example.com>
>Our house uses a Wifi Belkin cable router with up to 7 users (54G
>cards)on a 2Mb line.
>The problem is as soon as 1 person decides to download, others usually
>lose their bandwidth to the point that no traffic goes through (except
>The router firmware doesn't appear to be able to handle bandwidth
>limits (no option on interface) so am stuck trying to balance the share
>of bandwidth between users, in order to garantee that ALL can be online
>at the same time.
>Does anyone know of a solution excluding an internet gateway server?
>Maybe somes soft client that can be installed on the culprit machines
>(or inconsiderate users!)? any ideas?
I had the same when playing a ping / lag sensative internet
'shoot-em-up' type game and my daughter fired up MSN / web cam ;-(
I resolved it by installing Netlimiter on her PC and throttling
Messenger to a reasonable bandwith. Ok her cam isn't as fast as it
could be (but it works) and she can still use her PC for more
'serious' work (homework) like browsing the web and checking her mail
at a shared speed (and I don't get killed so quickly) ;-)
All the best ..
T i m
p.s. She is 'happy' with this solution as the alternative was no cam
at all ;-)