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#1 12 years ago

I have a router in my house at uni split between 4 of us, the problem being is when someone downlaods something big it makes the internet damn slow for everyone else. Is there a way to cap the amount of bandwith each port is allowed to use?




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#2 12 years ago

Depends on how advanced your router is. Most likely you cant do anything about it.




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#3 12 years ago

I remember something like this a while ago and someone said use something called

NetLimiter or something like that... google it! :google:




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#4 12 years ago

That will only work as a client installed on each computer, there is no way to keep an administrative overview over the total amount of bandwith used. Also there is no way to keep people from changing the settings on the netlimiter unless they are logged on to a restricted account..




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#5 12 years ago

My router has this cool feature that when more then 2 ppl use the internet it limits the speed to like 1k for everyone! How handy is that! Oh wait thats my ISP being mean to me!




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#6 12 years ago

"[+Glasius+"]Depends on how advanced your router is. Most likely you cant do anything about it.[/QUOTE] Well if I can do something what heading will it come under? [QUOTE=Jakkc]I remember something like this a while ago and someone said use something called

NetLimiter or something like that... google it!

If I cant do anything straight with my router I'll look into it instead. :)




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#7 12 years ago
IR15HWell if I can do something what heading will it come under?

What router do you use?




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#8 12 years ago

If you've got an old computer sitting around (well, no older than a Pentium 3), then it might be worth using it as a router but with it running Linux and a program to limit connections to each connected computer. It'll be more complicated than a program on each machine, but this will avoid people upping their bandwidth themselves (unless there is a password protection protocol, but you'll need to designate a password trustee for it to work).

It depends on whether or not you can afford the electricity if you pay it - it will cost around £10/month in kilowatt hours to run it 24/7 (between four that's £2.50 - worth it?).




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#9 12 years ago
"[+Glasius+"]What router do you use?

I have "The Sweex Broadband Router + 4-port 10/100" - Link Reven: I dont have a spare pc here.




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#10 12 years ago

Sorry, that router is not capable. Revens suggestion, using a dedicated computer to provide the services you need is probably the cheapest and easiest way.




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