So I read page 33 over and over again... and it doesnt do what I need it to do.
Heres our problem in more detail. When I am playing WoW and my wife is playing Farmville, she says it takes her forever to do anything and she has extreme noticeable lag.
There are no options in QOS to designate a portion of my bandwidth directly to her....and thats what I wanted to do and thats what I thought a Routing Box/Linux box could do.
Every manufacturer implements QoS a bit differently. There really is no "standard" per se when it comes to this stuff. D-Link likes to use an automated feature called StreamEngine (as close to a standard as there is I suppose). It makes *assumptions* about what traffic needs prioritization over others. It may work well in most cases, but incredibly annoying and frustrating if you don't agree w/ those assumptions.
Frankly, one of the best QoS solutions that its users always seem to rave about is the third party firmware Tomato:
Combine this w/ the ASUS WL-520GU and itâ€™s quite a nice router (but only G):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833320023
So you do need a tomato compatible router and need to feel comfortable dealing w/ a third party firmware update (not everyone is). I use dd-wrt myself and while it does have QoS features of the type you want (just like tomato), it doesn't seem to work all that well (at least I don't seem to notice its effects as much as I was hoping).
Anyway, I just don't happen to know of a specific router to recommend. A lot of them are like D-Linkâ€™s, automated (the manufacturer probably figures it's too complicated for the average home user). But if you're willing to consider a tomato compatible router, it might be worth considering. You can sometimes find a really good deal like that ASUS ($30-40).