I've been having some family annoyances when it comes to my LAN.
I have a simple four-computer LAN; two of the computers are mine, one is my mom's and one is my dad's.
All of them except dad's are running Windows7; Dad's is running WinXP (since he rarely uses it and he only uses it for internet browsing).
The problem is quite simply, mom loves spending hours and hours and hours and hours at night watching Youtube, and to be honest I don't really want to tell her to stop it unless I absolutely have to, is there's no way to solve the problem otherwise.
I am on a 3Mbps DSL connection and for some odd reason, it doesn't matter how much bandwidth you actually use (even if you are only downloading at, say, 150k/sec), it will inflate the latency for everybody on the network. I can download something with one computer and throttle the download at 150k/sec and pings to www.google.com will go from 70ms to 300+, even though the max download bandwidth is more like 350k/sec.
Is there anything I can do with my router, or DSL modem perhaps, that can throttle her computer or give my computer first dibs on bandwidth so I can game and the worst that happens is she'd get a split second pause now and then in Youtube?
My Network setup looks like this:
4-Port Router #1 -> My Bedroom Computer / Dad's Computer
4-Port Switch #2
Mom's Computer / My Gaming Room Computer
So that if I were to do any settings involving routers/switches, it'd probably work best if I did it with Router #1 since everything else on the LAN is behind it.
EDIT: The reason I have two 4-port switches is because I also have an Xbox 360 behind Switch #2 but I rarely use it.
Edited, Apr 26th 2013 10:10pm by Lyrailis