Bandwidth Management

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Jake77444, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Jake77444

    Jake77444 LI Guru Member

    Ok I bought a Linksys WRT54GS v4(was using cheap netgear router). I flashed the firmware and put Thibor15c on it so far.

    Here is my problem.

    When i'm playing counter-strike(on Ventrilo also which is a voice chat) my fiancee surfs myspace a lot. This basically lags the **** out of me on counter-strike when the pages first load up or if she clicks on anything(videos/music/ect).

    She is connect wireless, I'm connected through ethernet.

    I want to know how I can get a setup where I won't get lag spikes when shes surfing(Her videos/music don't have to stream correctly lol) Can anyone tell me how to set this up with the current FW I have or any other 3rd party FW that will do this?
  2. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    Quality of Service.
  3. Jake77444

    Jake77444 LI Guru Member

    Yeah thats very unhelpful, I tried doing it through QoS and I still spike like a mofo. I probably just don't know what im doing so any help would be appreciated.
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Play counterstrike when your fiancee is sleeping. :)
  5. Jake77444

    Jake77444 LI Guru Member

    Is there any way to only allow a specific computer(or type of connection: wireless) X amount of bandwidth up and X amount of bandwidth down?
  6. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    There is no real way to limit the download speed, as those packets are already at your place when you receive them, so dropping them would be artificial and would not free up anything. Anyway, most problems come from the upload.

    Go into the QoS screen of your router and make sure that:
    - ACK paquets are prioritized (there should be a checkbox for that
    - in applications, place counter strike/counter strike source as high priority and web browsing as low priority.

    This should help.
  7. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    Sorry, you hadn't specified that you'd tried QoS, so I felt like being a smart-arse :p

    Do what Frenchy mentions, this should help a LOT.
  8. Jake77444

    Jake77444 LI Guru Member

    I still lag, i've tried everything in QoS with no luck

    Priority Name Information
    Low Http ---
    Low Laptop MAC 00:13:02:80:A0:04
    Highest Ethernet Port 1 ---
    Highest Ethernet Port 2 ---
    Highest Desktop MAC 00:11:2F:3B:E7:4
    High Vent Port
    3907 - 3907
    Highest CS Port
    27015 - 27025
    Highest MIRC Port
    6667 - 6667
    Highest IRC ---
  9. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    Did you prioritize ACK?

    Also, does this still happen if she's plugged into the Ethernet port?
  10. Jake77444

    Jake77444 LI Guru Member

    Yes that prioritize ACK check mark is checked. Prioritize ICMP is also checked. I Have not tested to see if same thing happens if plugged into Ethernet, but I will try that tonight, although that still will not solve my problem since the laptop is mainly used wirelessly

    Do I want WMM Support enabled or disabled?
  11. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Has anyone considered that it is the speed at which you are connected to the Internet? I have a friend who was getting 384/384bps and was doing way too much, +playing games. His uploads were shaped correctly, his downloads was REALLY saturated. Not much you can do except drop packets to shape d/l rates. Anyhow, a few years back, I've got another friend who insist on using dialup + sharing it, want it to be as trouble free as possible. I bought him an external modem + a single-port dialup-router + wrt54gv2. It worked great for e-mail + browsing, but d/l anything and there was not enough bandwidth left to shape properly.

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