Separating two PCs sharing a DSL connection

  Scubapig2 16:25 31 Dec 06
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We have a home network where two PCs are connected to one hub, via a switch, on a single BT DSL line. It works fine, except that I have yet to find a way (and I've done a lot of searching) to keep our network activity separate. For example, if PC No.1 is downloading, particularly using a P2P application, and PC No.2 wants to play an online game, which requires an uninterrupted, low-ping connection, PC No.1 sucks all the bandwidth and makes PC No.2's activity impossible. Is there a software or hardware solution to make both computers use exactly half the (2MB) bandwidth available, without affecting the other?



Any help greatly appreciated!

  STREETWORK 09:07 01 Jan 07

You should be able to set the 2nd PC to a limited connection speed, what software/hardware is PC 2 using to connect (try looking at it to see if you can limit it)...

  Strawballs 18:42 01 Jan 07

If you use a router it will allocate the bandwidth as required.

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