just brew it! wrote:
ekul wrote:When it comes to data being downloaded from your ISP you are at the mercy of when the packets arrive from the them.
Yes and no -- see the last bit of notfred's post. There are ways to throttle applications which compete for download bandwidth. It is just a matter of how much time and/or money you're willing to spend on getting it set up.
notfred wrote:I do remember seeing articles about some ISPs have huge queues on their equipment. This can make setting QoS policies tricky, you need to try to get the other services to send to you at less than your download rate by controlling your upload rate of ACKs.
Since the OP doesn't have a good understanding of IP networking, I just can't see an effective solution based around this being built. Maybe if he gets a tech in to set it all up for him, but even then, I don't think it'll get the performance that he's looking for. I have to agree that a second line is probably the best option in this case.
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