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Wannabe Geek


# 143537 18-Apr-2014 09:13
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Hi there new to geekzone and was hoping you guys could help.

I live in a flat with lots of people and someones always downloading torrents. i found some settings in the router that are meant to be able to prioritize gaming over torrenting but im not tech savvy enough to work it out.

Is anyone able to help me out. no matter how often i tell them to do it at night they never do and the others in the flat cant game.



These are some of the options on the router, does anyone know what the settings should be





Class Interface:
             
 Local
           
LAN4
   
LAN3
   
LAN2
   
LAN1
   
wl0
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Traffic Type
                             
Any
FTP
VoIP
E-MAIL
SNMP
TELNET
WWW
VPN
IGMP
User Define - TCP
User Define - UDP
User Define - IP
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Remark DSCP as  
No Remark
BE (000000|00)
AF1x (001xxx|00)
AF2x (010xxx|00)
AF3x (011xxx|00)
AF4x (100xxx|00)
EF (101110|00)
Special ValueÈ

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Uber Geek

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  # 1027208 18-Apr-2014 09:18
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No idea but it may help others help if you mention what router make and model it is....




Regards FireEngine


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  # 1027214 18-Apr-2014 09:38
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You can't really do a lot to prioritise downstream traffic to your router with QoS as you router can't control the order packets are sent to you from the ISP end. QoS in a router is typically designed to handle upstream QoS from your router to your ISP.

You can make small changes to how packets are queued once they reach your router, but the overall effect of this can be minimal. To prioritise traffic you need to identify it which would typically mean knowing every single TCP/UDP port it uses. This will vary for every game you play.



 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1027311 18-Apr-2014 13:42
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nuts. im using the orcon genius modem the black 1 that comes when u sign up.  I only need to for dota2. Is there anyway i can limit or stop the torrents during the day, weather it be through the modem or a program?

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  # 1027334 18-Apr-2014 14:15
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Easiest solution would be to speak to the person who's causing the problem.



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  # 1027376 18-Apr-2014 14:49
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My router lets you limit devices speeds, you just pick a maximum speed and type the devices ip in and it should limit it's speed. You see if your router will do that.

Is this thread showing up weird for anyone else? Everything is shifted to the left and cut off.







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  # 1027380 18-Apr-2014 14:52
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"Everything is shifted to the left and cut off."

Yep, for me too...




Regards FireEngine


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  # 1027383 18-Apr-2014 14:58
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FireEngine: "Everything is shifted to the left and cut off."

Yep, for me too...


I actually meant to the write right not left, whoops. Do you know whats going on?







 
 
 
 


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  # 1027398 18-Apr-2014 15:10
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Problem is this while ports for DoTA are fixed. The ports for a torrent client can easily be changed. You could figure out the torrent port from the NAT routing table, but your flatmates could easily get around this, by changing the port on their computer.

If they dont have access to the modem, you can limit their bandwidth on a LAN interface, or assign them a fixed LAN IP through DHCP in the Genius black, and QoS that.

Im an avid gamer, so I just blanket rule this, and apply a QoS of X% of bandwidth to every other LAN IP, and while gaming I tick the "no not allow more (bandwdith)" option :P


But best option a sbiddle suggested is a little discussion with your flatmate is all that may be required :) 

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  # 1027404 18-Apr-2014 15:18
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Also some torrent clients have the option for randomised port upon startup

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