Creating a resiliant internet connection

  poker monkey 00:03 27 Jul 2007
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I play a lot of online poker and need a reliable connection that never cuts out (because if it does in the middle of a hand, it can cost me a lot of money). Just wondering if anyone has advice (or can point me to a topic) which shows me how to set up a reliable internet connection.

Currently I have 6 Mbps broadband, going through a wireless Netgear DG834G router, which I share with two flatmates. The problem is that if one of my flatmates is making heavy use of the connection (downloading a large file / movie etc), it slows down massively for me, to such an extent that there big delays, I lose my connection to the poker site, and I temporarily can't even look at web pages.

Is there any device or router that will stop any one user using over 90% of the bandwidth at a time?

Also, is there any "home" solution for connecting to multiple internet service providers in case my service provider temporarily has a problem?

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