Can a router control bandwidth to certain computers?

I am tired of competing for bandwidth for my WORK computer with the

- kids on Youtube
- Wii Downloading something
- PS3 downloading whatever
- Ipad updating something

Is there some super cool router that I can buy that I can basically limit these silly things from stealing the bandwidth so that I can actually get some work done?
hrolsonsAsked:
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jgibbarCommented:
Linksys by Cisco allows you to apply QoS settings in a variety of ways. You can give priority to devices using the MAC address or if you are wired directly into the router, you can assign priority per port. The settings are very basic such as High or Low, but would propably work for what you are trying to accomplish.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
I have a Linksys router but don't see anything about QoS
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
As jgibbar states a router with Qos will allow that function, another choice is the Netgear WNDR3700 at roughly $120.
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jgibbarCommented:
Which Model do you have? Check under Applications and Gaming.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
screenshot
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jgibbarCommented:
One of the ones I have is the WRT54G running Firmware version 1.02.8 and this is the screen shot. You might try upgrading your firmware, flashing your router to DD-WRT, or purchasing a new one that has known QoS Support such as the the one that AustinComputerLabs refered to above.

 wrt54g
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mawniCommented:
I would suggest that you get TOMATO Firmware, or DD-WRT Firmware, they offer 100% QoS, you can even manage it by source MAC address,

www.dd-wrt.com
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
You guys are so awesome.  I have a WRT54GX2.  I checked DD-WRT and it said "not possible".  Off to check TOMATO.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
So I'm off to buy a new router.  Is the Netgear WNDR3700 the "Best of the Best"?
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
All the major brands have routers that will do Qos, the Netgear is one I have used and liked.
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mawniCommented:
yes I would really suggest the Netgear, its really very powerful router compared to its price,  unfortunately your Linksys Router doesn't support any of the open source firmwares, like Tomato/DD-WRT,....
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
Just got back from the store.  Got the WNDR3700, thanks for your guidance.
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
Prepare to take back the internet ;-)
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
Your amazing answers have spawned a new question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_26918219.html
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