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    Is there a way to assign priority to an Internet connection, and monitor torrents?

    Hello again,

    I'm using Virgin broadband with a WGR614 v9 router.
    I'm the bill payer for my account and I'm wanting to find out if there is a way I can assign my P.C to have priority whenever it uses the internet (I have 3 flat mates all using and abusing our internet when it is running properly)?
    e.g. force my PC being the main user of the internet? My PC would have internet speed whatever it needs and the rest of the internet could be used by other devices.

    Also is there a better way I can moniter what our connection is being used for? So I know whether my flat mates are moaning because our line is rubbish or because someone is sneakily downloading the internet in one go.

    I'm currently using the default firmware and software on the router, everyone is connecting to the internet wirelessly.

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    Re: Is there a way to assign priority to an Internet connection, and monitor torrents

    Yes a propper QoS router will do this for you. Have a look into pfSense
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    Re: Is there a way to assign priority to an Internet connection, and monitor torrents

    So would i be looking to buy a different router and install a different software on it?
    Is that the kind of thing dd-wrt could do to?
    im an utter nub when it comes to networks and routers, but willing to put a bit of effort into it all.
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    Re: Is there a way to assign priority to an Internet connection, and monitor torrents

    If the WGR614 is anything like my older version, you can simply go into the router settings via any browser, find the correct tab and it should have a list of the ethernet ports (that each comp plugs into on the router) and next to each will be priority selection. Just select the port yours is in and set high priority and set rest to low. Can't say I noticed a big difference when i did it though...

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