Wired vs Wireless Bandwidth Priority on Netgear Cable Router
Posted on 2003-12-06
My roommate and I have a cable broadband connection originating in his room. He is directly wired to the Netgear dsl/cable router, and I am connected wirelessly via my USB adaptor. My question is: will he always get bandwidth priority over me because he is directly connected? He plays a particular computer game in which he can set it on "auto" and it will continue to run when he is not there, and I can't help but think that I am taking a huge performance hit on my connection because of this. A second part of my question is: if we were both directly wired to the router, would router port 1 take priority over router 2? Basically, I don't want to get screwed out of a good connection, because I paid for all the hardware and he might be reaping the benefits of our connection and I get the sloppy seconds. Thanks for your insight.