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I am using a 2Mb up and 2Mb down conn.....

by mohammad_tns / May 15, 2010 8:00 AM PDT

Dear all:
Please guide me as to how to allocate equal or custom bandwidth to all my 3 pcs connected through cable via the LAN network card.

Is there a way to give equal bandwidth to all PC or to give them limited bandwidth and give the rest to my PC...

Is there a freeware that can do that for me with easy instructions... I am new to this networking!

Is there a way to deny access to some users the internet access but not the browser access while at the same time allow other users to have internet on the same PC?

People please help me I have small children in the house to protect...I hope u understand my situation and provide me or guide me the solution I need...

best wishes to all...
thanks in advance...

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Sounds expensive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 2:19 PM PDT

You'll want a router with bandwidth shaping. However you may not know that's not what makes games feel slow. It's not a bandwidth issue but a priority issue. Your question is good but shows you need to do more research. Sorry if I don't write this at length but let's find that bandwidth shaping router since you asked.

http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3319_7-0.html?filter=500563_5554972_

You can see how pricey such things are!
Bob

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shaping
by bill012 / May 16, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

The above post is correct it is a expensive option to favor one type of traffic over another. Even if you buy equipment it only fixes the traffic from you TO the internet. The traffic coming from the internet to you must really be done from the other side ie the ISP. Normally to do a good job you must control both ends of a connection or use a commercial ISP that allows you to in effect configure their equipment.

To protect children the best software I have found is free from bluecoat. They give it away for home use mostly as advertising for their commercial filter hardware. There are no actual ads in the software which is nice.

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

This one protects by IP address and name over many category you can turn on or off. If the kids try to access a prohibited site it blocks it and plays a dog barking over the speakers to alert the parent.

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