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    How can I stop my dad from sucking up all the bandwidth?

    My dad got some software that boosts the internet speed by like a quater of a second going to his laptop, I don't really care if he does that, cause it doesn't really slow down my PC's connection.
    But I am experincing a lot of lag when I play Xbox live, is there any software I could install on my PC or any thing else, to even out the bandwidth?

    Oh, and I normally get a very slow connection with XB Live, only when his laptop is on.
    And when his laptop is off, I normally have a very fast connection.
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    have you tried NetLimiter? - http://www.netlimiter.com/

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    have you tried NetLimiter? - http://www.netlimiter.com/

    HTH

    Jamie.
    Thanks again

    Btw, can that program actually slow down other computers?
    It's still useful even if it doesn't

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    Huh, he closed all of his programs, but his comp is still using a lot of bandwidth :|

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    You can limit how much much bandwidth each computer or program/service connected to the internet has..This way you can have higher amounts of bandwidth available to certain services and computers and less to others...

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    Do a google for "Bandwidth Manager". You'll get what you need
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    You sure there isn't a lot of spyware and/or malware on his computer? Because that'd make the computer use lots of bandwidth up when the computer is idle.
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    at least you still have xbox live. I've owned Halo 2 since it came out and still haven't played a single multiplayer game (my little brother knows he'll get beat, but where's the fun in letting him win?) let alone a multiplayer game on Live.

    As oracleguy said, you might want to take a closer look at what's using bandwidth on your dad's computer. If there is lots of spyware or other bandwidth-eating programs that your dad doesn't want, it would be mutually beneficial to remove them rather than limiting your dad's bandwidth. Assuming you're the relative computer genius of the family, it shouldn't be too hard to get his permission to play with his laptop.

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    Thanks for the help guys!
    So far he left for a few days, and now xbox live fly's!

    I think you guys are right, I could very well be spyware & adware, I'll have to recommend him to scan his computer for that stuff when he comes back.

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    Who pays for this bandwidth you want to sequester?

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    Arrow I have the same problem

    I have the same problem my goddam dad uses his Laptop to do his work while I play Counter:Strike Source. You could be really sneaky and unplug his ethernet cable. Thats you problem that the laptop is on and sucking up all your bandwith so you'll just have to have a time when he's not on the laptop and you wanna play xbox live

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    I remember reading somewhere: "honor your father and your mother and your days will be long."

    First, if daddio is paying for the bandwidth. He can use all he wants and you get left overs.

    Parents are more important than children, regardless of what you were taught in school. :-)

    Second. I would have to say if his laptop just being on and not using the net for anything is slowing things down that bad, there is no doubt in my mind that spyware or adware is present.

    Laptops don't just suck bandwidth for no reason. :-)
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    This is funny .. we'll get a thread from your dad soon ... "How do I stop my son from throttling my bandwidth .."
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    Quote Originally Posted by brothercake
    This is funny .. we'll get a thread from your dad soon ... "How do I stop my son from throttling my bandwidth .."
    lol!


    Btw:
    He doesn't pay for the bandwidth, my grandparents are.

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    Then, we'll get from the grandparents...
    How can I stop my son and his son from sucking up all the bandwidth?
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