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I doubt this is possible, but I was wondering what would be needed to control amount of bandwidth used during IVS transfers. Since I only have a weak 128kb/s upload on my broadband, whenever I transfer a show via IVS, my ability to do stuff on the internet (mainly playing online games) goes into the toliet.


I know I could simply raise my upload limit (which may or may not be possible), but even then IVS would probably still suck up my bandwidth. My question is, what is needed to actually control how much bandwidth I give to my IVS transfer. Say for instance I was to dedicate 100ks/s to the upload while giving my computer 28kb/s of that transfer rate? Is this even possible?


Right now, I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 router/switch, but it doesn't look like there are any controls for what I'm trying to do.
 

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You need a router that will do QOS (quality of service). I work for cisco so I'll do a shameless plug here, you can buy something like a Cisco 2514 which has two ethernet ports and it will support QOS. These boxes are ancient but they are cheap and still work. You can get one on ebay for $100 - $150.
 

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You need a router that will do QOS (quality of service). I work for cisco so I'll do a shameless plug here, you can buy something like a Cisco 2514 which has two ethernet ports and it will support QOS. These boxes are ancient but they are cheap and still work. You can get one on ebay for $100 - $150.


ancient, cheap, still work, and aren't easy to configure unless you already know Cisco :)



Being a CCNA myself, QoS and ACL's are some of the hardest things to configure.


Even just doing the basic configuration to get it to work will be complicated for a Cisco neophite. Can you set those routers up to accept a DCHP ip address for your WAN link? Most Cable and DSL providers hand out DCHP addresses...
 

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I was hoping for a cheap (or even better Free) solution, although I did suspect that I would need a different router.


Maybe I'll just go with plan B. Turn off my poopli account and only turn it on when I want a show in return... kinda like a trading thing.
 

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Can you set those routers up to accept a DCHP ip address for your WAN link? Most Cable and DSL providers hand out DCHP addresses...
yep, you can even set them up as a DHCP server these days. One thing they won't do (yet) is dynamic DNS, I'm still working on a solution for that. Granted if you've never touched a router before there is a learning curve to configure it but you are going to face that with any QOS solution.


Another option is to setup a linux box and do the QOS with that...but you'll probably spend $100 on that option too.


CCIE #5197 :D
 
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