Bandwidth control, new router or server pc?

  Woody_69 11:55 13 Sep 2007

I have the 20mb service from Virgin & am presently using a 4 port Belkin router to divide the connection between myself & my house mate.

My housemate just browses the net & downloads over p2p. I however also play online games such as BF2, CS & GW. Since getting the router I have been unable to play online as my connection keeps stopping for 10-60 seconds; sometimes just long enough for me to die but more often that not I am kicked from servers for connection problem.

I understand there are bandwidth limiting routers, but after looking at ebuyer & scan I cant see which ones are bandwidth limiting & which aren’t. I also heard it’s possible to limit bandwidth by running the connection through a server with specific software. If I were going to take this option I'd want to get a VERY cheap but quiet pc.

Any suggestions?

  irishrapter 15:12 13 Sep 2007

I think you need the D-Link-4300 click here for more info.

  Woody_69 20:25 13 Sep 2007

having read a few reviews it seems its a fantastic product, but for some reason unavailable in the UK.

the says its discontinued.

crazy to think a product like this could be discontinued in the UK. surely the online gaming market is growing one. we should see more of these products not less.

  irishrapter 21:58 13 Sep 2007

Amazon have one through one of their shops £82 click here

So does pixmania-pro click here

  irishrapter 22:01 13 Sep 2007

Actually its pixmania that has the shop through Amazon! Silly me!
You can buy through either.

  Woody_69 16:06 14 Sep 2007

after some reading up, i discovered that the DGL series successor is DIR-655.

the DIR-655 includes the Ubicom StreamEngine technology that was originally in the DGL series. click here

i ordered one from ebuyer, hopefully this will resolve my problem.
click here

thanks for the info, i'll update as to whether or not this works.

  irishrapter 16:57 14 Sep 2007

yeah that looks like a good device, not only do you get the QoS that you are after but you have a Pre-N wireless service and a gigabit Ethernet as well.

Please do let us know if its any good and if it has solved your gaming problem.

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