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How to limit bandwidth over wireless network.

by SinkingHigher / June 21, 2008 7:36 PM PDT

Hi everyone.

Some people recently moved into my house, and they have a tendancy to run programs like Limewire, uTorrent and streaming online videos a lot. As you can imagine, this makes it excrutiating slow for everyone else in the house. (I've tried asking them to stop, but it doesn't seem to get through.)

I want to know if there is a way to limit their bandwitdh so that I can still use the internet properly while they download. If there's another way to do this, I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks Grin


Wireless Router: U.S.Robitics MAXg ADSL Gateway, Model 9108A
Host CPU: Windows Vista 32bit Premium.

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Mo' hardware
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 5:59 AM PDT

Look at routers you can install OpenWrt.

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by SinkingHigher / June 22, 2008 2:58 PM PDT
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Sorry, I have absolutely no idea what that is.

I don't want to buy a new router. I'll be leaving in about 1 month, so it's kinda pointless. If there is a way to do it without a new router, great. If there isn't, it's okay, I'll manage.

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Then you have to install limiting software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 11:41 PM PDT
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On their machines. Since they can just uninstall it and get full speed how would you control this?

At to not knowing about OpenWRT, you could use a search engine.

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