How to slow down usenet traffic on a internet connection so when someone else uses it to download

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by max2, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    How to slow down usenet traffic on a internet connection so when someone else uses it to download something it goes at full speed?

    I have a router what do I need to do for this to happen please?

    Basically I want usenet traffic to go down to 0 KB/sec or 0 MB/sec when someone else is downloading something from YouTube, a browser, etc so they get full speed.

    I have a Asus router with Asuswrt Merlin firmware and I know about QoS but I prefer what I described if possible please.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    On the same computer? If not, you could use this screen in Merlin's firmware to give the usenet machine a low priority and the others high priority to help with this.

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  3. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Depends on the router you use. What you need to do is configure Quality of Service to give a higher priority to streaming and such, and a lower priority to usenet.
     

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