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?
Depends on how advanced your router is. Most likely you cant do anything about it.
I didn't make it!
I remember something like this a while ago and someone said use something called
NetLimiter or something like that... google it! :google:
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..
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!
"[+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. :)
IR15HWell if I can do something what heading will it come under?
What router do you use?
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
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?).
"[+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.
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.