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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




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

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

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  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.



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  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.




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