I'm having some issues with extremely bogged down internet. I've tried several routers with QoS, but they didn't do much.
The internet is plenty fast enough for everything, but the lack of sharing while hog-all programs compete with each other is the problem, leaving no bandwidth left for me to simultaneously do very low bandwidth internet browsing.
- Mobile phones running backup software at full bore with no throttling options built in (facebook/iCloud/Google Photos/dropbox/etc)
- Desktop/laptop doing similar backup behavior
- Streaming movies/netflix
- Internet browsing
For 1 and 2, I really don't care how fast they are. I don't want them affecting internet browsing experience, youtube streaming experience, etc.
For 3, the main issue is dealing with 1 and 2. Either always throttle 1 and 2, or throttle when 3 comes on.
For 4 and 5, this is very low bandwidth but needs fast response. Can anyone give advice on configuring either of my routers to prioritize network traffic while someone else is streaming netflix?
I'm thinking the solution involves a router that can either intelligently throttle traffic (if possible? -- seems not 100% possible from experience with QoS routers so far). A simpler solution that would get the job done would be throttling specific devices.
Netgear Nighthawk R6700 is the router I have now.