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How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

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How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

Does the R7000 have a way to limit amount of bandwith used when using video streaming service? (i.e. netflix or hulu)

 

I find when another member of household streams video that the internet becomes significantly slower when I am trying to do other work.

 

Please help.  Thanks.

 

 

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TheEther
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Re: How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

It's not really possible to put a bandwidth on a specific service with stock firmware.  All you can possibly do is enable QoS and assign the streaming service a lower relative priority.  This won't prevent it from consuming all of the bandwidth but hopefully QoS will give your other applications first dibs at bandwidth and leave the remainder to the video stream.

 

If you are game, there are a variety of third-party firmware options (DD-WRT, Tomato, Asuswrt-Merlin, etc.).  One or more of them may have finer-grained QoS capabilities that may meet your needs.

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atomarchio
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Re: How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

I am not a gamer but internet becomes very slow when someone else in house in streaming.

 

Is there another router I could purchase (similar to R7000) that would have this capability?

 

If so, please send the part number.

 

Thanks.

 

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TheEther
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Re: How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

I do not believe any of Netgear's routers can do this.  You will either have to install third-party firmware or go with another brand.

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atomarchio
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Re: How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

What kind of firmware can I use? Can you provide an example
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TheEther
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Re: How do I limit streaming bandwith with R7000 router?

I'm partial to a port of Asuswrt-Merlin to the R7000 (here).

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