How can I prioritize online gaming with my router?

Episode 1213 (1:18:56)

Brant from New York

Brant has an issue that when he's gaming online, and someone else starts streaming Netflix, suddenly he gets a lot of latency. Leo says that's just because his bandwidth goes down because there's so much being used. One thing Brent can try is QOS (quality of service) where he can set his router to prioritize bandwidth traffic through the ports that gaming and streaming apps use.

Brant should look for a gaming router that supports QOS and then it'll let him set it to prioritize the traffic he wants, like gaming. QOS on an Asus router is very good for gaming. Also, hardwiring the computer into the router will give him better performance for gaming.