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Sharing the bandwidth

One problem with sharing an internet connection is that you have to share the bandwidth. Normally this is fine because we usually use the internet at different times so there’s no conflict and we all get a nice fat download speed, but that’s not been the case tonight. Because the person on the other side of the wall is downloading something huge off Kazaaargh (Lite) I’m down to less than 20% of my usual speeds. When you’re used to 120KB/sec and you’re only getting just over 20KB/sec then you start to get impatient.
Still, I suppose it’s better than dial-up…


  1. ya its a lot better… nways cool blog dued… am using one of ur cool templates… 🙂

  2. We have an unspoken rule that you do major downloading at quiet times, and/or use a speed limiter. The only problem we tend to have is when somebody starts doing voip and needs all the bandwidth – sip just isn’t pushy enough to take what it needs.

  3. I share a single 56k dialup connection between three computers (four users).
    At best, when only one person is using it, I get ~3k/sec. There are usually two of us using it.
    Hard to feel too sorry for you :-p

  4. Sounds like you need a router that has QoS (Quality of Service).
    But I agree With Chris, it’s hard to feel too sorry for you! 😉

  5. Sounds like you need NetLimiter
    It will throttle the bandwidth. Just split it in half… he gets half, you get half. When you’re off the computer, he can switch his up to full bandwidth.

    You might want to try this one out…