Good news: Sister grounded for a month from myspace. That gives me a lot of time to solve this.
Alright, so I'll look into that. I have a PII box sitting right next to me doing nothing but running my personal FTP which gets no traffic, which I could use, but I was wondering if there were any benefeits for using a faster computer, or is ~300mhz all it ever uses? I have a 900mhz PIII, a 900 and 1.2ghz AMD Duron, and a AMD K6 (not sure of clock) sitting on my floor doing nothing, but lacking RAM at the time. Would it be worth it to use one of those?
Well, I found a few 100-foot Cat5E and Cat6 cables as well as some old but working hubs lying around my garage (it's a goldmine in there). My dad approves, and said he'd stay out of the router if I went to the linksys firmware. I'd normally hate to put him on an old **** hub, but he has the college t3 lines all day to have fun with, and barely uses the net at home. Would this solve the problem in any way, or would it be the same?
If not, I'll try the home-made router thing, but I'd rather solve this without it because:
1) I'm out of ATX cases
2) I'm out of PSU's
3) I'm out of RAM
The loudness from having one doesn't bother me, since I'm used to sleeping to the warm hum of 5-6 computers running at a time. If it really bothers me, I put some Floyd on to mask it..
Oh, and I can't do the Dlink. I don't particularly like Dlink for one, and for two I'm trying to do this without buying new equipment. That Gamefuel deal sounds cool and all, but I think QoS will do the job for me, since my gaming computer is as it says. It literally runs nothing but games and ventrilo, so other traffic on it such as torrents, p2p, etc won't be prioritized also.
Thanks a ton for the help so far!!