Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




179 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


Topic # 101940 12-May-2012 11:39 Send private message

Is there anyway to set a wireless router (d-link dir-632) it to give priority/bandwidth/speed to designated devices.

I may not be using correct terminology here, so might help if I explain I am trying to prioritise my/her laptop over kids You-Tube/gaming usage.

A search here suggests priortitising certain types of traffic may be possible but can't find anything on prioritising by device.

Any advice appreciate

Create new topic
19271 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1145

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 623941 12-May-2012 11:53 Send private message

The best option is to install DD-WRT 3rd party firmware on your router.

368 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 624094 12-May-2012 19:01 Send private message

Try prioritorising on MAC address.
Don't know if this option is available on your device.



179 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 624279 13-May-2012 11:03 Send private message

sbiddle: The best option is to install DD-WRT 3rd party firmware on your router.


Looking into DD-WRT, but worried about bricking the router if I get it wrong, seems that there is  reasonably

Turns out my router includes a "Quality of Service Engine" which prioritises gaming, so it's no wonder the kids are happily gaming, while I'm grdinding my way into simple websites.

As a start point I have turned this off, while I learn about DD-WRT.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by Cbfd on 31-Jul-2014 19:30 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by old3eyes on 31-Jul-2014 19:07 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 31-Jul-2014 19:15 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


2 x PS4s to give away. Geekzone members only.
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by bjorn on 31-Jul-2014 15:43 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


VF, why you lie to me?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by Handle9 on 31-Jul-2014 18:53 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.