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A way to separate internet connections?


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Anonymous1337

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My brother and I share the same internet and he ALWAYS has limewire on and watches on a streaming video player (one that consists of a ton of channels) program.

This makes my internet go REALLY slow and I'm wondering if there is any way to avoid this problem?
Is there a way that can make it so his internet usage doesn't slow down my internet usage?
Thank you in advance.
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Not for free. You'd have to create new account with your ISP, and get separate modem.
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As Broni said, there's no way to separate your connection. However, certain router's do provide bandwidth limiting measures; you would need to consult your router's manual. Also, QoS is another way to control bandwidth usage, although I don't have a comprehensive knowledge of the subject, so I'm afraid you'd have to look into it on your own.

The most effective solution, in your case, would involve you taking a hammer and repeatedly swinging it at your brother's computer :) There are steps he can take to stop his P2P software from hogging all of your bandwidth, but whether he's going to be willing to do that is a different story.

QoS would allow you to set priority for your packets, which would give you a smoother connection (but slowing his down); you can actually configure it so that it's 50/50, which seems fair to me. With that said, I only have a very basic knowledge of QoS, so I could very well be wrong.

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