Prioritizing Xbox Live over Wireless PC Connections

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by EHardy, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. EHardy

    EHardy Guest


    I'm new to this forum, (and new to QoS in general, so please bare with me :), and I'm considering experimenting with third party firmware to solve an issue I'm having with my ISP and Xbox Live.

    After reading a few of the basic articles here, I have some questions regarding whether or not it is possible to prioritize my Xbox Live connection over web surfing on our wireless laptops. In other words, I'd like my connection during a game on Xbox Live to not go in the tank when my girlfriend decides to do some surfing (the fact that I'm having this problem in the first place is an argument I'm currently having with my ISP).

    My network consists of a Linksys WRT54G v3, an Xbox 360 (the only wired connection) and two wireless PCs.

    Can third party firmware (and the advanced options they provide) help me solve the problem listed above? From my reading it seems that Thibor15c and Tomato are two of the more popular choices. Would you recommend one over the other? Is there another option I should consider?

    It seems that if I could just prioritize traffic over the 1 wired port to the Xbox over the wireless connections it'd be all that I needed. If someone could give me a few tips and point me toward an article that could explain the rest it'd be greatly appreciated.


  2. Quijy

    Quijy LI Guru Member

    Tomato or DDWRT will do what you want. set the xbox to high pri, everthing else to low and you should be to go.
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