I'd like to purchase a router with which to do traffic shaping on my ADSL connection at home. So far I'm narrowing it down to a Cisco 1751 + WIC-1ADSL.
Questions:1) Is there a better/cheaper option than the one above? Should I be looking at a 1721, 1701 or something else? 2) Can one specify the traffic shaping policies on the ADSL interface, the Ethernet interface, or either? 3) What's the preferred way to treat HTTP traffic (ie. web browsing) with the highest priority? I am just reading about NBAR.
Current setup: A number of PCs connected via a non-Cisco switch to a non-Cisco router.
Clearly, whenever I am streaming video or downloading large files, web browsing and email traffic suffers. Subsequently, I would like to upgrade my equipment to allow traffic shaping whereby web browsing, email and chat would get highest priority. This is to avoid the various time out messages one gets at the moment whilst streaming data or downloading large files.
I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. Cisco or other links are welcome :)