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18th October 2003, 17:59
Hey, everyone; after a long respite from the forum (but not from SHOUTcasting), I've returned to the SHOUTcast community. ;-)
As always, I have a random question for you all: I'm looking for some software (or even a piece of hardware) that will allow me to prioritize bandwidth use by application or IP address. For example, I want to give my DSP (or at least the PC running the DSP) highest priority and lower priotities to other programs (or PC's).
18th October 2003, 19:03
some routers do this, also if you use windwos XP or 2000 right click the name of the process in the task manager and give it higher priority, but DO NOT hit real-time unless you dont feel you need to move the mouse or see a refreshed screen again (real time takes all processes away and takes to itself, including basic system operations)
other ways would to have the router closest to that computer (shorter wire, shorter distance, slightly faster response time)
Other than that, it really relies on the TCP/IP OSI model which makes HTTP traffic a lower priority than say echo traffic if i remember correctly, but this should help increase aka prioritize the bandwidth.
18th October 2003, 19:30
Originally posted by DJ Killer
if you use windwos XP or 2000 right click the name of the process in the task manager and give it higher priorityI thought about this (like giving Winamp a higher Windows Process Priority and wsFTP a lower one), but does that really affect how it uses bandwidth? or just CPU usage?
18th October 2003, 19:40
both, because the priority thread modification changes the allocation of resources to each program, thus bandwidth and cpu and memory.
19th October 2003, 04:46
The only way to do this is through the router if it can handle it. You need to prioritize which ports get the most attention.
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