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Why I am not able to control bandwidth of my wifi extender?

Hi everyone, this is my first question to this forum so please bear with my English ,as it's not my first language.
My Home wifi is connected through Tplink TD-W8968 . My router is near my pc and connected via lan .And other devices like my phones and Netgear ex 2700 wifi extender are connected wirelessly .
Now the question is I want to limit the bandwidth of wifi extender(netgear ex2700) to 2 mbps , my total bandwidth is 15mbps.
So through my tplink router config page - bandwidth settings I tried to limit the bandwidth of my wifi extender to 2 mbps which were successful , but problem is now every device connected to the router even pc are running with controlled bandwidth(2mbps) .so can anyone help me to sort this out? because my ISP plan is limited and don't want to waste my bandwidth.
attaching screenshots of settings I have done.
Thank you.

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In reply to: Why I am not able to control bandwidth of my wifi extender?

They 403 for me. I see you supplied models but will comment that if you limit at the source to the extender all devices limit that are on the extender. My bet is to accomplish what you want, the speed control will have to be in the extender. Look in the manual to see if that has the feature.

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Re: bandwidth

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Just a note, not an answer.

Bandwidth has nothing to do with the amount of data transferred, only with the speed. So if you lower the bandwidth you only waste time. The limitations are for the amount of data only.

Limiting the speed of extender only means that more speed is available for the devices that are connected directly (either wireless or wired) when the devices via the extender are active: there's speed 13 left for the devices that are connected directly, while the devices connected via the extender only have speed 2 to share and are not allowed to go faster. That's what you want?

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I always thought limiting bandwidth means limiting speed not data ,i guess i am wrong .I want to limit the speed of one of my device i.e.Wifi extender, any way to do this?

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You're fully right. That is what I wrote also.

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Now wait for other members that have device and might be able to tell you how to do it, if it's not in the user manual. I assume you studied that already.

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read wrong

In reply to: You're fully right. That is what I wrote also.

sorry I read wrong, hope other members will help me sort the problem , as I tried everything I can.Thanks for the reply.

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issue resolved.

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issue resolved. I was limiting the bandwidth of Wifi extenders thinking it will limit to all devices connected to wifi extender, but I was wrong, I cannot limit the bandwidth of wifi extender directly. Devices connected to wifi extender shows connected to my main router with using half of wifi extenders mac id , All I did - limited bandwidth of those mac id's and ip's connected to router using wifi extenders mac id.
See ya .

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