04-08-2012 10:07 AM
my home has a max download speed of 300 KB/s. which can make gaming quite an issue if someone in the house starts using something that is a bit of a drain on the bandwidth.
i fixed the issue for a few months by setting the gaming console to be the only device with high priority. but for some reason my sisters hp laptop still drains all the bandwidth shen he loads youtube. and the only way to stop it is a mac address block on that computer so the game isnt literally frozen still.
i need to figure out how to get the priority working against this device.
04-09-2012 07:19 PM
In this section, you can set the bandwidth priority for a variety of applications and devices. There are four levels priority: High, Medium, Normal, or Low. When you set priority, do not set all applications to High, because this will defeat the purpose of allocating the available bandwidth. If you want to select below normal bandwidth, select Low. Depending on the application, a few attempts may be needed to set the appropriate bandwidth priority.
To Enable QoS service on your router you can follow this link and follow the steps on the website: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
Second, let me know the current firmware version in the router management page: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
04-10-2012 08:38 AM
i am saying that i have already set the priority of all devices in the house to LOW by their MAC address, except for the gaming console which I have set to high.
but for some reason my sisters laptop seems to be able to ignore this setting.
Firmware Version: 1.0.04 for E2000 router
i have the upstream bandwidth set to auto. Would it help if i set this to manual at 300 KB/s? As i know this is the max download speed of my home.
04-11-2012 11:56 AM
Check if there is any firewall or security center enabled in her laptop. You can try the following settings as well:
A] With the help of Cisco Connect Software (if at all you have installed the router with the help of this software)
1] Open the software and go to the option which says "Router Settings"
2] Then click on the option which says "Advanced Settings" which will take you to the router's configuration page.
3] Then click on Security tab disable SPI Firewall Protection, uncheck Filter Anonymous Internet Requests...
B] If you haven't installed Cisco Connect then you can log on to the router's user interface using it's default IP address in the browser which is 192.168.1.1 and type in 'admin' as the password leaving the user name field blank. This will take you to the router's web interface and then follow steps as mentioned above to make the changes.
04-11-2012 08:03 PM
This is a bit tricky, I have the same problem with my sister opening dozens of beauty-related youtube video links when she gets home every night. Youtube, despite using java/flash, is still considered an HTTP application so it uses Port 80. Blocking Port 80 would mean blocking every website. If you use gaming devices anyway, maybe you can temporarily block it? I dunno how that goes, I use internet for work so I don't have this option.
If you can, try to look into your router's Security > Firewall.
It has a lot to deal with restricting applications. Maybe you could also look into that. Hope this helps somehow.
04-12-2012 08:51 AM
i dint see how the firewall could help me. but i have blocked just youtube from her laptops mac address using the access restrictions. the problem is she still tries to load it a lot and will click the refresh a lot of times cause it to drain the bandwidth just as much.
the best solution would be to find a way to set a max bandwidth for that device to a number that i can set.
04-12-2012 02:34 PM
Once try to reset the router to a factory deault. Steps to reset the router:
Push the reset button on router for 30 seconds, turn off the router wait for 30 seconds and then power it on. Power light should blink when you perform the reset process.
After the following process reconfigure the router again aand check the status..