One of my friends who is a gamer has to install updates of Dota 2 game on a regular basis, but his sister is always on Netflix and sucks up all the bandwidth. So he asked me how can he set bandwidth allocation so his pc gets maximum bandwidth without letting his sister know about it. So in this article, we will learn how to give bandwidth priority to an application over another.
How to set bandwidth priority using task manager?
You can easily limit the bandwidth priority for an application using the task manager.
Open the task manager and under the Details tab, you will see all the apps running.
Now right-click on any app and hover over Set priority and now you can choose any of the realtime, high, normal, etc. priority.
Look for bandwidth limit options in the programs you use
Most of the softwares have this feature through which you can manage the amount of bandwidth that app uses.
For example, in the Steam app, you can limit the amount of bandwidth the Steam app uses. Open Steam –> Settings –> Downloads and now select the “Limit bandwidth to” option to restrict the bandwidth.
This feature is also available in various other applications such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
How to set bandwidth priority using a software
The only best app available for this purpose is the NetLimiter app. It is quite cheaper than other paid tools, easy-to-use interface, and covers unlimited applications.
You can refer to the below video to learn how to use Netlimiter.
How to use QOS to setup bandwidth priority
First, connect to your WiFi and login to the router.
Now under the Bandwidth control tab (on left-tab) and now choose the priority for different apps.
With these methods, you can easily set the bandwidth priority for different apps such as Steam, DropBox, etc. games.