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My apartment is a bunch of college-student-computer-users (huzzah!) and so we're all constantly on the internet. My roommate (we'll call him dan) likes to torrent stuff, though. He's the only one in the apartment that really does this, and none of us have a problem with it. There's only one problem-- any time his computer is connected to the internet, it presents serious connectivity issues with all the other computers on the network EXCEPT the DMZ host.
It is to the point where every 1-10 minutes, it will time out the game that I am playing, or the messenger service I am using, etc etc. I can't just put myself on DMZ, because there are 3 more of us that all play games and such, blah blah.
I've tried using the router to limit his bandwith and put everyone else on high priority, but that didn't work. It only happens when he's torrenting, though it seems to happen even if his download speeds are low (10kbps both ways, 20 kbps).
I can't figure out how to limit his computer so that he doesn't use up all my megahertz! Is there a way to accomplish this so that we don't have to do something silly like set up times he's allowed to have his downloads running, etc etc?
tl/dr: Roommate taking up all the bandwith with torrenting, i think. HOW I STOP THIS?!