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.




206 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 38


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




Mike

Create new topic
19805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1527

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.



206 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 38


  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.




Mike

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:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by Hobchild on 26-Oct-2014 00:11 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by Brendan on 26-Oct-2014 15:47 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by joker97 on 26-Oct-2014 15:33 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


VDSL, which router/modem sub $200?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 25-Oct-2014 19:48 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Neon - Sky's new streaming service
Created by JarrodM, last reply by JimmyH on 25-Oct-2014 17:37 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


5Ghz AP recommendations?
Created by ubergeeknz, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Oct-2014 12:42 (12 replies)

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)


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.