router problem

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jan 18 20:09:00 UTC 2008

On 01/18/2008 12:28 AM, Chris Lemire wrote:
> I'm sharing the internet with someone else through a router.
> Everything is fine except once in a while, I'd like to play games
> such as Quake 4 in Linux or Call of Duty 4. My ping is so horrible,
> it irritates me and others to play on servers. I have full access to
> the router, what I'd like to do is give gaming priority over all the
> torrent downloads going on by the other computer to cause lag and
> high ping with gaming servers. Is there any other solution besides
> unplugging his internet temporarily from the other computer? I've
> already tried that and usually get sleepy and forget to plug it back
> in. Thanks for your time.

Sure, buy a router that provides QoS (Quality of Service) where you can
set port/application priorities.

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