we have one broadband internet connection, which through a very basic switch is divided through I think four machines.
I've noticed that when me and my brother start downloads, his consistently overrules mine. His light will flicker like crazy and mine will barely blink at all; he gets nearly full speed and I get nearly nothing.
Oddly enough when I switch our positions on the switch, his connection still overrules mine. So something about his machine appears to "remember" that he has higher priority.
What can I do to alter this behaviour? Ideally we would have the thing divide the bandwidth intelligently but just knowing how to switch the priorities the other way would be good. Just any information on how this process works would be excellent.
Ok the layout is as such:
-> [router] 1 2 3 -> dad's pc 4 -> [switch] 1 -> my pc 2 -> brother's pc 3 4
I'm not worried about the fighting between me and dad's PC. However I am worried about fighting between me and my bro's PC.
Router: NetGear RangeMax ADSL Modem Wireless Router
Switch: probably from a £ shop, "PC Line 5 Port Fast Ethernet Switch"
All PCs are mongrels running Windows 7
Testing download speed with Mozilla Firefox 4
Network chips I have no idea how to find that out