Computer 1: everyday stuff and torrent downloads. Connected by cable.
Computer 2: Minecraft server. Connected by cable.
Router: D-Link DIR-601
Internet: 16mbit down and 4mbit up advertised by Comcast; speedtest.net reports up to 30mbit down at times.
Problem: I can't download torrents at more than 2mbits without causing terrible server lag to the people on my Minecraft server.
Things I have tried:
- the router doesn't have configurable QoS so I installed the program NetLimiter on computer 1 to put bandwidth caps on both uTorrent and the computer as a whole. This helps, but it still doesn't solve the problem.
- I limited the number of max connections in uTorrent. This didn't seem to help much.
Minecraft servers need relatively very little download bandwidth; the iftop command in Linux never shows it using more than 100Kbps. So the question is, why can't computer 1 download torrents at, say, 12Mbps without making the server lag when the server only uses less than 100Kbps? Upstream bandwidth is limited to like 5Kbps in computer 1 (mostly for seeding torrents) so computer 2 is still getting virtually all the upload bandwidth.
My primary guess right now is I need to get a better router, but I'm not so sure. I don't know much about routers. What can /g/ tell me?
Stats posted below are the server computer.
(Note: the server runs fine with 12 players connected when torrents are not being downloaded, so it's not a computer issue.)
Thanks in advance!
If I connect my microwave to my PC, will I be able to download food? I posted a question, haha