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3 PC's share router, bandwidth tests is 100.36 kpbs for 1 while 2 and 3 @ 2,776.49. ?

Question: 3 PC's share router, bandwidth tests is 100.36 kpbs for 1 while 2 and 3 @ 2,776.49. ?


I have 3 PC's connected to a router which is connected to a cable modem. All sharing a cable line. I ran speed tests on each of my PC's and one of my PC's (the one Im using now) came back with a extremely low result. Here were the numbers:

PC1 - 100.64 kbps
PC2 - 2776.49 kbps
PC3 - 2776.49 kbps

These bandwidth tests were performed on and I tested each PC one after the other. What I want to know is, how is it possible that one PC can perform so slow when the other 2 can achieve super fast speeds?

PC1's built-in Ethernet card is a 10/100 Mbps type, which is the same type as PC2.

PC3 has a 10/100/1000Mbps card, and it achieves the same speed as PC2.

All are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, all PC's are connected to the router via Cat 5 cables (same brand). Router is a Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Firewall Router (#BEFSX41)

Can someone help solve this? I dont know what would differentiate the download speeds when PC 1 and PC 2 have the same built in ethernet card speeds, but achieve different download rates?

In terms of usage, PC 1 is a heavily used computer, I browse and save webpages, download demo PC games, files, etc, but dont know if this contributes to the slowdown. I have cleaned my Temp Interent Files folder.

Both PC 1 and PC 2 have closely the same specs (PC 1 is a Emachine c1641, PC 2 is a Emachine W2260) and PC 3 is a newer laptop. PC 1 has about 1GB free space left, PC 2 has about 16GB. (IF space is an determinant)

I would really really really appreciate any help on this! I dont know if I was able to provide all the necessary information, so if there is any questions about my case just let me know and I will try to clarify more! Thanks a lot,


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Answer: 3 PC's share router, bandwidth tests is 100.36 kpbs for 1 while 2 and 3 @ 2,776.49. ?

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I have a DG834G Router at home and if I'm repairing PCs I often have 2 or 3 plugged into Router at same time and sometimes my stepdaughter has her wireless laptop on too.

Is there a way I can allocate bandwidth so I can have a stable connection for each user?

At the moment we get intermittent "kicking out of IE" problems when all connected at once.

Grateful for any help.


Answer:Solved: Can I share bandwidth between users on DG834G Router?

You would need a more advanced (and more expensive) router that had specific Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to limit and balance Internet traffic between connected computers.

Make sure that you are using at least WEP (WPA is better) encryption for the wireless access to the router. That will prevent anyone nearby from accidentally borrowing some of your bandwidth.

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Question: Bandwidth Tests

Hi I am about to add link aggregation between two switches and I wanted to know if there is a tool (free) that will enable me to check the bandwidth of the link before and after I have added link aggregation.


Answer:Bandwidth Tests


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Question: Bandwidth Tests?

What are some of the best Bandwidth testers, on the net these days? I used to use, but it doesn't seem to have the same results as others.

Answer:Bandwidth Tests?

Depends where you're from. is accurate for me

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I have been testing my new getup which includes using an onboard LAN setup. I have a cable connection via Comcast and it seems to me I am not getting the network speeds I was before the upgrade. I was using a Microsoft network card and it seemed much faster. If I am recalling correctly, my Internet speeds before the upgrade were around 7-9kMbps, while now they are between 1 and 4 using a variety of on-line benchmarks. Can anyone suggest a reliable online bandwidth tester?

So, do results vary that much or do I need to tweak? Or think about installing that Microsoft network card? Using the on-board LAN should be no problem, as my rig is more than capable. Am I missing a setting?

Thanks for any input.

Answer:Internet Bandwidth Tests Reliability/Recommendations?

i've used a couple of online tests. i have a 2wire modem, and there is a test on there (up at the top middle). when i had a repair tech come out a few months back, he used i asked him about it, and he thought it gave more consistant results (although, i did get a slow reading at 1st today). as for your other questions, i'm not sure (but, i'd go with what was the fastest). - sos <-- ping, d/l, and u/l test. <-- d/l only test

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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
I've performed speed tests with my ISP and I am consitently at 10mpbs down and 3mps up, which are the expected rates.
This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
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Reporting a problem to my ISP, which bandwidth speed tests are true/accurate?
Getting satellite internet speed tests all over the map, ranging from 2.88 Mbps to 21 Mbps (download speeds) using various test sites.  (Results in list below.)  Sites that give low results do it fairly consistently.  Sites that give high results also within a consistent range.  Same for ones that give mid-range results.  This includes some sites that use the same test engine (Ookla) -- yet they get widely different results.  Ran tests to many servers around the country, last night and today.
This will be a long report, because I believe full detail may help and will save us having to do some of the usual Q&A.
Running WindowsXP-SP3 on a 2009 Acer AspireOne Netbook (with all ports loaded with external devices to make it just like a real computer).  Machine runs great, always did, no problems except typical software hassles, but they've always been fully resolved.
I am running with a brand new Ethernet cable directly from the PC to the satellite modem.  No router.  Got tired of having to reboot it for downed WiFi.
Running Norton 360 security software, including their firewall, not Windows firewall.  Set up firewall to accept ping tests from certain servers, as advised somewhere reputable (I forget where).  I will turn that off later.
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Hi everyone,

Like to check on this possibility.

Let's say I have this.

HQ - 50MB dedicated line
Branch - 10MB DSL line (not dedicated but go through few hops)

Now both HQ and Branch are connected via IPSec Site-to-Site VPN.

Could I allow Branch to take advantage of the HQ internet speed? Means instead of using the branch 10MB (which the 10MB is just a meant for communication to HQ), now branch can use 50MB internet speed (or probably 20 - 30MB).

Some people said can have WAN compressions and somehow ways to boost up the throughputs.

Is this even possible? Any open source solution which can do the above? Or the paid ones?

Any help? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Share internet bandwidth from HQ to branch?

No not possible. You are limited to the speed of the slowest link.

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Answer:Solved: Limit Bandwidth Share To Devices

got it:
solved i guess

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Hi, I'm aware that there is a difference between the theorical 6 Gbps and effective USB 3.0 bandwith (~65 MB/s). However, as the four USB 3 sockets are very close on the M92p (small form factor), I would like to know if they are 4 independant USB 3.0 or if the act as a hub, with only one time the USB 3.0 bandwidth. So, assuming that I connect to hard drives to the USB 3.0 sockets, for instance to clone one to the other one, will the theorical bandwidth be 1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 3.0 or only 1x USB 3.0 divided by two ?And what about the real bandwith in such case ?Will the real bandwiths cumulate until they reach the USB 3.0 theorical limit ?(Sorry that I didn't test yet.) If some technician from Lenovo could answer, it would be very nice. 

Answer:M92p : do the 4 USB 3.0 sockets share the same bandwidth or is it truly 4 x USB 3.0 speed ?

I would look up how the particular Intel chipset that is installed on your system works, since that's supplying the USB channels.  
Update:   it uses the Intel Q77 chipset.   Google how the USB 3.0 ports work on the chipset.

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Answer:Wireless router lab tests?

Try this click here

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Two Towers, both running Win 7 Pro; I'll call the WAN side PC A, the LAN side PC B
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Other than setting 'Network Properties' of the PC B to Auto, what addresses do I set PC A to?
What and where do I change in the Router as to addresses and DHCP settings?
Should this be a DHCP Client or a Static address?
What else do I have to address oin the Router?

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What is a download speed of 760Kbps when you convert to Mb/s.Sorry if this a silly question.



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Answer:kpbs same as Kb/s ??

kb/s is the same as kbps, are you getting those letters right?

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Answer:Bit rates and kpbs

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Answer:Tiscali 100Mbps +Router &wireless adaptor. Any speed tweaks or tests?

Which Tiscali service is this? I can only find 512kbps, 1mbps and 2mbps services on the Tiscali site.
You could try out the speed test facility on There's also tweaking tips/software on the same site.

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I recently set up my Netgear RP614 router to work with my cable but i cannot find an option to limit the bandwidth going to each PC, i find this very annoying as while im half way through a game my dad starts downloading and lags me out



Answer:Router bandwidth help

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Answer:Router and Bandwidth

Routers simply allow for internet sharing, but most routers on the consumer market also integrate a 4 or 5 port Switch.

The switch allows both users access to the full bandwidth of the internet connection. Each user will have 100% of the line, but obviously if both computers are using the the internet, the bandwidth will be shared by both of them.

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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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hi, I'm trying to find a program that will monitor the amount of traffic going through my router, as my router does not have this facility built in, but the only ones I can find say that they are for SNMP enabled routers, (mine isn't SNMP enabled). if anyone could find a suitable program, I would be most grateful

Answer:how can I monitor router bandwidth?

Check hereclick here

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Hi all, I hope someone can help.I wish to monitor my bandwidth usage as my ISP has recently imposed restrictions on my broadband. I don't currently know how much I use as I have various systems connected to my router. A year or 2 ago I downloaded a program which monitored the bandwidth usage on the router which was really useful as it took into account all the systems connected.Most of the ones I've seen only monitor single system activity.So can anyone help me out identifying a program which can tell me how much I've used? I can't find the program I used in the past which was perfect for what I require now.ThanksChris

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring on Router

try this click here hopefully it shoud work with all the traffic.

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Answer:Router killing my bandwidth?

What model Netgear router is that?
Go in to the router config and disable SPI (stateful packet inspection). This is a know problem with Netgear.

What version firmware?

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Hi there, I'm not sure if this belongs in THIS section,
but do let me know if I posted at the wrong page.

Basically, I wanted to ask more about bandwidth management.
I've got this router at the moment;

I'm only talking about the WIRED part.
So basically, it has 1 port in (for the modem)
and 4 ports out (to all the pcs that'll be using a wired connection).

I've got a total of 4Mbps download and a 0.4Mbps upload.
How do I set it to custom?

Like for example;
Port Out A can only download a max of 1.75Mbps and 0.175Mbps upload.
Port Out B can only download a max of 0.5Mbps and 0.05Mbps upload.
Port Out C can only download a max of 1.5Mbps and 0.15Mbps upload.
Port Out D can only download a max of 0.25Mbps and 0.025Mbps upload.

Or, forget about the upload.
The upload can be shared but NOT the download.
Is it possible?

I went to the software management of the router itself
but it didn't give me such configuration option.

Answer:How to manage bandwidth on router?

You can use the traffic manager feature on this router model, you can access it through the web management panel (default'd to


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okay, how do I go about this?
I need to know how much data is being sent to the internet only, I don't care what's send internally but I need to know the bandwidth I'm using for internet, cause of an action by my ISP with which I'm not too happy (reduced speed because of exceeding datalimit while they advertise they have no friggin' datalimit...
anyway, I need to know so I can cancel my contract without any fees or bitching.


3 pc's --> router --> cable modem --> internet

router is a Sitecom 202 v3 with the latest firmware, however I highly doubt it supports bandwidth logs etc.
the cable modem is a Motorola SurfBoard 5100, which doesn't support any kind of logging except error logging.

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For reasons beyond explanation here, the girl downstairs is using a port on my router. It seems as though she is likely downloading TONS of music as her light is almost constantly blinking when it is on, rarely solid. I am getting high pings in my online games and some "hiccups" when I never did before. I'd also like to keep the download limit within reason from my IP. Is there any way to "cap" the bandwidth going through her port to get my fluid online back, and to maybe deter so much usage and hogging of the connection. To deal with her directly is rather tedious and only child who you'd think thought she was the queen herself. Thanks

Answer:Possible to limit bandwidth in router ??

Some routers have that ability. There are some programs that can do it as well although I'm not sure how that works when you're not going through another server to get to the internet.

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My internet is really terrible and I am thinking of getting a better router
I am currently on an unlimited plan from my ISP
My current router is a NetComm NB304N N300 router
And I am looking at getting a D-Link DSL2870B
would I see any improvements?
or is it just my ISP being bad?

Answer:Will getting a new router make more bandwidth available to me?

I'm not sure if you are using wired or wireless connections here but both of those routers are comparable and the D-link and won't really help as they are both 10/100Mbps Ethernet routers with Wireless N, although the one your using now is a combo modem/router.

A step up would be a singular modem not a combo unit like you are using now, then use a 10/100/1000Mbps wireless N router, of course this will cost more but you would probably see some improvements going that route, more range for the wireless etc.

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Hi my D-link router doesn't let me limit the bandwidth or control it on the network but is there anything else I can do. My roomate is useing up all of it and I'de like to divide it equal.

Answer:Anyway to limit bandwidth but not with router?


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My home network has two routers. My setup is...

modem to router 1, then router 1 to router 2.

I was wondering, is there a way to track the bandwidth usage on the two routers. My ISP says that I'm going over my bandwidth allowance and that's because in my household, we are hardcore gamers, netflix, and internet users. Router 2 belongs to my sister-in-law, and router 1 is mine. But I want to know which and more importantly, "WHO" is using more of the bandwidth.

Answer:Find out which router is using more bandwidth?

Do the router's have any total traffic logging capabilities?

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Are there any routers out there that can limit the bandwidth per IP? I'm not yet too familiar with the cisco routers so if someone could shed some light on them about what they can do that'd be nice. Just out of curiosity what kind of management is possible with the fanciest of routers?

Answer:Router to limit bandwidth per IP

eyedol said:

Just out of curiosity what kind of management is possible with the fanciest of routers? Click to expand...

Fanciest of routers?
If you can read it (in the packet) you can filter, sort, deny, approve, reroute it.

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Hi guys,
my Smoothwall died tonight (rip smoothie) so im back to using an old wrt54g. Im looking for a replacement router that can monitor daily/week/month bandwidth for my internet connection. I would install ddwrt on my linksys however it only gives me a total for the entire router and I'd like to have it tell me per IP.
So does anyone know of a consumer router that can monitor bandwidth like that, or do i need to just pull the trigger and build another smootwall.


Answer:Router Bandwidth Monitoring

Tomato does that. I use it all the time, its very nice.

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Me and my wife share a home with my sister and her husband. i have a Belkin wireless router with my computer and xbox 360 hooked to the ethernet ports in the back of the router and my sisters computer is using the wireless connection. For some reason her computer likes to hog all the bandwidth even while she is doing normal browsing. its a real drag on the computer and especially online gaming on my xbox 360. i was wondering if there is any possible way to limit the bandwidth that goes to her computer, i dont want to cut her off completely just kinda even the bandwidth out so its not a drag on everyone. im a brother in distress please someone help me out tell me there is a way to experiance good online gaming again!!! LOL. any help is appreciated thanks

Answer:Router bandwidth limitation?


the quick answer is No, not unless you invest in an expensive Cisco type router with bandwidth control capability,

The question should be why does the PC drag the net down to the degree that it does? sounds like viral or spyware activity to me, i suggest visiting the virus section and follow the 8 steps method to at least check.

If it all checks out ok, then why not suggest some kind of time sharing, make time for your gaming and give her time for the PC.


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Hey everyone,

I want to share my internet connection with my neighbor but as i have a limited bandwidth connection i need to limit his download speed and his monthly bandwidth.
We will be using wireless...

Is there any router which does the job ?

Btw, the router needs a PPPoE connection type

Answer:Need a router to limit bandwidth

I want to share my internet connection with my neighbor Click to expand...

I doubt you can - if you look at the T&C most ISP stipulate that you can only use the internet provided for the one premise and cannot share

we do not support or provide help for this situation as stated in the rules , which you agreed to on signup

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

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I have a wireless router D-Link WBR-2310 to be exact. I have a room-mate that wants to tap into the router thru wireless. Since he's not paying, is it possible to regulate his bandwidth and put it to the lowest rate possible so in that way i still get all the maximum rate and he won't be able to hog when he downloads stuff? Im a newb and i want to know if i can set up the router that way or if there's a program to do it. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Possible to regulate bandwidth on a router?

Not sure about your router if it's capable of this but what you are looking for is QoS

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I have a small little network setup in the house using the Netgear RP614 with a 768/384 DSL line. I have it hooked up to 3 computers and my Xbox. Whenever I first got it everything seemed to be fine. I could play games, download, and use the Xbox all at once with no probs. Now whenever I try and download on one computer it really limits what I can do on the others. I ran a speed test today and while downloading (at max speeds) my connection dropped down to about 136/90 on my other computer. Anybody got any ideas whats up with the router? I didn't think routers shared bandwidth but maybe I miss understood...


Answer:Router sharing Bandwidth?

"I ran a speed test today and while downloading (at max speeds) my connection dropped down to about 136/90 on my other computer."

Well, it's quite obious that if you use all the capacity of your internet connection with one computer then there is not much left for others..

It may also be that if you are having lots of connections (p2p) and/or you have enabled the packet filter on the router the poor thing just doesn't have enough processing power to keep up with the traffic.

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I have a dell poweredge 830 (3.0 dual core pentium, 2gb ram, 2x160gb hdd in raid 1, dual port intel gigabit card). I'm trying to find a router OS that logs bandwidth by ips on the lan. I tried untangle and clearos neither of which have a feature (or one that I can find) that logs the bandwidth by ip. Apparently pfsense has a package you can install but I have never been able to get pfsense to work on this pc, it always errors in one way or another (on the 2.0rc3 I can't access the web page, it says it is missing a file). Is there something else I should look at or am I missing something in the ones I have tried?

Answer:Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

Set up the needed monitor session in your environment and set up something link Ntop on a linux install.

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I'd like to know this:
Is there a wireless, cable router that will allow me to set how much bandwidth is given to a given IP address?
My problem is in trying to prevent various clients on the network from downloaing from P2P sites and therefore hogging all the bandwidth, subsequently slowing the network.
Any other ideas on how to acheive this will be welcomed.

Answer:Router that restricts Bandwidth?

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Hi,I'm using the Shaplus bandwidth meter version 1.1, to check on my own bandwidth but, unless this is installed on each of our home PCs and the monthly bandwidth totals are added together (there are privacy issues here .. LOL ..), I cannot find the total upload/download of the house network.We are on Sky, using their Netgear DG834GT ADSL router - is there a way to tap into the Internet flow and take the measurements I want?It is partly curiousity and partly a need to be able to measure our traffic and, eventually, to check that we are on the best Broadband deal - if we are buying a package that is far greater than we need then we are chucking good cash away.Cheers,Peanuts4me :-))>

Answer:checking bandwidth on a Sky router

click hereclick hereTry these. The top one will give you the current speed upload & download. The 2nd link will indicate to you what you download in a month & it has a download speed tester also. Hope this is what you want.

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I have a DIR-655 (dlink model) router, and I'm trying to find a feature/setting that allows bandwidth monitoring for all hosts on the network, as my roommate is accusing me of going over our monthly limit. Having no proof of who downloaded what, it's pretty much his word against mine as of now.

I tried flashing the firmware with DD-WRT, because I know it has monitoring software. Unfortunately, my particular router is not supported..

Anybody know of firmware similar to DD-WRT that may be compatible with this model?

If not, anybody know of settings that Dlink supports that would help monitor bandwidth usage on the network in some sort of graph/statistics.

The only way I can provfe my roommate is downloading is if I go into the Internet Sessions and the page goes on and on, with his IP being blatantly there and his ports are ranging from 50000-60000. But screenshotting all of that with date/time stamps is tedious. I need something more presentable, like a graph.

Best Regards

Answer:Help monitoring bandwidth on router

port range blocking for torrenting

A week later guys and nothing?

I'm not trying to spam or anything. I just need to resolve this issue asap.
Maybe if I can't upload firmware to the router, anybody have any ideas on how to effectively block the ports for torrenting.

I know my roommate uses ports TCP that vary from 40-50,000, on his host. But the router only restricts ports based on IP addresses that are based remotely.

Would I have to find out certain torrenting trackers' IP addresses and block them that way?

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How do i do this. My router doesn't give me any option that i recognize as limiting or controlling bandwidth. My router is a Netgear RP614v3. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Ok i set my router and now i want to limit bandwidth

The average consumer router does not offer and bandwidth limiting features. That's something which more expensive routers support. Chances are if you want to limit the bandwidth usuage you'll have to install apps on the computers themselves to do it.

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How can I set up our router (D-Links 655) to limit our roommate's bandwidth?

Answer:How to Set Router to Limit Bandwidth ... ???
QoS (Quality of Service) Configuration
QoS prioritizes important data on your network such as multimedia content and voice-over-IP (VoIP) so it will not be interfered with by other data being sent over the network. Based on 802.11e, this feature can be turned on or off and you can choose the acknowledgement mode you want to use. If you plan to stream multimedia content or use VoIP on your network, the QoS feature should be enabled.

look to see if your router supports QOS above i just pasted from my router

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I have the 20mb service from Virgin & am presently using a 4 port Belkin router to divide the connection between myself & my house mate.My housemate just browses the net & downloads over p2p. I however also play online games such as BF2, CS & GW. Since getting the router I have been unable to play online as my connection keeps stopping for 10-60 seconds; sometimes just long enough for me to die but more often that not I am kicked from servers for connection problem.I understand there are bandwidth limiting routers, but after looking at ebuyer & scan I cant see which ones are bandwidth limiting & which aren?t. I also heard it?s possible to limit bandwidth by running the connection through a server with specific software. If I were going to take this option I'd want to get a VERY cheap but quiet pc.Any suggestions?

Answer:Bandwidth control, new router or server pc?

I think you need the D-Link-4300 click here for more info.

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I just bought a D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N wireless router and set it up with WPA2 encryption. When my laptop (which has an 802.11n card) is plugged in via ethernet, I score around 22 Mbps (on online speed tests such as However, when it's connected via Wi-Fi (around 3 feet from the D-Link router), I only get around 9 Mbps on the same tests. Is this huge performance hit normal? I was expecting my Wireless N router not to have much of a negative impact at all on my internet speeds. If this sounds abnormal, any ideas on how I can debug it?

Answer:Wireless N router halves my bandwidth

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I have a question. Everytime I start dling something, I've noticed the speed has decreased every single time. I've also noticed that my roommates are also downloading stuff as well. I'm guessing that they are either stealing bandwidth away from me or they are using more bandwidth than I am. Either way, I want to know if I can alter the amount of bandwidth I can receive. In other words I want to know how to configure the amount of bandwidth I can get from my router to my computer. I have heard of port-forwarding, but I didn't know how to work that. If possible, I want to know how to get 99% of the bandwidth I can actually get, and 1% to my roommates....and yes I know, is pretty evil of me to do such thing...but I'm fed up of bearly dling anything. Thanks for your co-operation.

P.S. I heard that I can set my ports while playing game. So it will not lag. HOw do I set it. Thanks.

Answer:Altering Bandwidth Using Router Between 3 Computers.

There is no such thing in commercially available home routers for bandwidth throttling. You could set up some sort of proxy server as a gateway to limit users bandwidth. I think there are some Linux solutions that will allow for this.

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My room mate is HOSING down my internet speeds. We have the Cox 6 Mbps, but with their constant downloading of *stuff* and bunches of *stuff* at a time, it's slowing down my connection to where it literally takes 30 seconds to load up I don't want to cut off their connection completely, but I want to limit the bandwidth they are allowed to use on my router. Basically I want to do this so they won't suspect a thing. I don't want to have to deal with the "My internet's not working" crap. I have experimented by turning off their connection 1 time and told them I was performing "maintanence" on the router, and you'd better believe not even 2 seconds after that I got the "My internet's not working" knock on my bedroom door. I have DHCP disabled, and we're all set up with static IP's. His ip would be Here is the Router I have any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How do I limit bandwidth of a static IP on my router?

You could use Endian or IPCop with traffic privatization.

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Simply put, my uncle using the internet and I want to limit the bandwidth he can use, he basically downloads all the time and it means I get either really high latency (when I play games) or I have to wait with buffering (while watching streams/youtube videos etc).

I'm only really looking to limit his speed so that I don't have any of these problems anymore.

Using the router; "Wireless-N 150 ADSL2+ Modern Router model; DGN1000".

Answer:How to limit someone's bandwidth on my Router? (Netgear)

Lookup the manual for that router and find the QoS information.

You can then set the QoS to downgrade streaming video and leave everything else alone. It WILL impact all streaming video however.

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I live with 5 other roommates sharing an internet connection using one router; an SMC 8014WG. Recently, our bandwidth usage has shot up exponentially and was wondering what could be the cause.

We have a 95GB limit, and all of a sudden started going over by around 50GB per month. We do download torrents, however, no where near enough to get to to that point (maybe 10 movies a month between all 5 of us)

We recently got XBOX Live but from my research I find it unrealistic to cause our problems.

Thus, i was looking for any sort of program that would allow me to moniter the bandwidth usage on our router.... any suggestions would be great!


Answer:Bandwidth Monitering On SMC 8014WG Router

Hello Hockeyman,

You have the following options as far as i can see.

1) Provided your router supports it, you can use open source firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato to monitor bandwith usage at the router level. You'll need to check whether whether your router is compatible before doing that. See this thread.

Monitor Your Monthly Bandwidth with Your Router - Networking - Lifehacker

2) You can use freeware apps like Netlimiter (just google) to monitor traffic on individual PCs but to do that for your entire "household", you'll need to install the software on each of the PCs and then add up everybody's score to get total usage at the end of the month.

3) You should be able to login into your ISP's website and check your download details from time to time. This will give the total usage of the common connection.

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well i'm looking for either an easy, yet full featured router OS/software for a spare computer that i have. i need it also to be able to limit bandwidthand many ways, cuz one of my roommates seems to use 100% of our bandwidth most of the time, which even makes surfing the net slow... and it's starting to piss me off... so i want to know if you guys have any preferences for router box OS/software. thanks guys


Answer:router box with bandwidth limiting features

Try Smoothwall or Clarckconnect...both linux based, I know at least one or the other does bandwidth limithing, not sure which or if both do. They are pretty easy to setup and configure, I've used both, Clarckconnect had more stuff built in like a webserver, DNS, etc.


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Is it possible to limit bandwidth to a user on a router?

The reason I ask is - I like to play some online games (Battlefield 2 mostly). But my daughter needs the internet connection as well. Is there some way I can tweak the router to reduce her connection speed, so that it does not cause me a lot of lag when playing?


Answer:Is it possible to limit bandwidth to a user on a router?

I believe you would need a managed switch.

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First off: I know NOTHING about routers. Just wanted to make that clear.

Besides that.. well, here's the short story: I have a 35kB up / ~700kB down cable connection. It's currently cable -> modem -> ethernet port, connection wise. I want to connect 3 computers to this connection, but at the same time limit their upload/download (so that no single one chokes the connection).

Can anyone recommend a cheap router that can do this? Or, even better, some other solution?

Answer:Cheap Router + Bandwidth Limiting?

Sounds like you want a router that does traffic shaping/QoS type could get everyone's favorite, the WRT54G (if you don't have wireless clients, just turn the radio off for now), or scrounge up an old rig as an ipcop box. Don't know of any other SOHO type routers that do Traffic Shaping, though I'd have to assume most makers' high-end models do it (D-Link GamerLounge stuff, the insane Netgear with 240mbps or whatnot, etc).

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According to, I have about 10-50 ping, 50-60mbps download speed, and 3-4mbps upload speed. However, when gaming online, I have a serious lag issue.

I think I know what the problem is as I am not the only one using the internet. I have a family member who uploads his computer files to the cloud every night. I have attempted to limit bandwidth using my router's QoS, but it's settings only allow me to do limited adjustments, such as setting MAC addresses to Low, Normal, or High.

I have attempted to allow my devices on the highest settings and his to the lowest settings, but it didn't seem to work. What's more, he's using the internet via wireless while I'm directly connected via Ethernet cable.

My router is a Netgear n750 ver. 2.

What options do I have to remedy this problem? Would a stronger router help, or is there something else I have to do?

I've put up with it for a long time and he refuses to change what he's doing. His excuse is that "I never had this issue with windows 7 so it must be windows 10." I know this is false since temporarily changing the router password so that all his devices loses connection instantly remedies the problem, so the operating system has nothing to do with it. He doesn't believe it of course.

Anyone have any reasonable ideas or suggestions?

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Hey guys,
I have the linksys BEFSR41 router and basically my sister uses my internet because im a nice person . But i want to limit the bandwidth she uses because a lot of the time her use effects my online gaming. For example going on webcam. I would like to be able to limit her bandwidth but am unsure how to do. Any suggestions would really help

Thanks in advance


Answer:Limiting bandwidth with a Linksys router...

Ive just found something called NetLimiter. Im going to install that on there tommorrow. Thanks anyways.

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I live with myself & 2 room mates sharing a cable connection through a D-Link DI-604 router. Because of a rediculous amount of porn downloads, i cant even play online video games anymore. I tried talking to the guy who is mostly responsible, but he doesnt play games and obviously doesnt care that i ping 300+ on servers where i should be getting ~50ms..

How can i go about putting a limit on how much bandwidth he gets? Software of some kind? Settings with the router itself? Im almost ready to unplug his ethernet cable and tell him to get his own connection.

Answer:How can i limit bandwidth to the people using my router?

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I'm looking to share/prioritize my bandwidth through a wifi router
(Netgear WGR614 v6).
My problem is that the direct connected machine is having a great deal of 'Lag' while online gaming and the wifi connected machine is taking all/most of the bandwidth while using p2p applications.

I have been onto Netgear and found that my Router does not have settings that solves this problem.

So I would greatly appreciate if you computer wizards could give me a helping hand.

Please take this seriously.


Answer:Bandwidth Prioritizing with Wifi Router

Get a router that has bandwidth management?

Virtually all p2p applications have settings to limit the bandwidth and the number of connections.

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Currently have been experiencing "lag" issues while im gaming and my other 3 roomates are downloading.

We currently are using a Belkin G MIMO router.

Is there a way to limit (by IP or MAC) the amount of bandwidth each IP/MAC uses?

Ive gone through the GUI on the router, and havent come across anything such.
or, if there is another home use router someone can recommend that will do such, thatd be great.

Answer:Bandwidth limiting on home router?

Not usually, those features would be a QoS type stuff you get on more commercial high end routers.

Linksys WRT54G v3 with DDWRT firmware gets that kind of capability.
Can limit bandwidth per switch port
Can limit priority per switch port, or per MAC, or per IP, or per IP protocol (supports some packet shaping I think using L7 filters)

Not sure how *good and effective* it is at these tasks though.

Alternatively, setup a spare computer, with a couple of large harddrive. Remote desktop, and all you guys use the same system for your downloads, with one upload cap at like 15KV or something that doesn't hurt your latency. Most lag on home broadband connections, especially on cable connections, is maxing out your upstream bandwidth, not so much the downstream in my experiences anyway.

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Scenario :
There is a router with say 50 Mbps capacity. Initially it is connected to 5 buildings and providing equal bandwidth to all of them.(i.e. 10 Mbps)

Task is to enable the router to dynamically allocate bandwidth to these buildings based on the traffic i.e. if for eg there is more demand of internet in building 1, then there will be more traffic on that line so accordingly router should see this and should allocate it more bandwidth and in turn reduce the bandwidth of some other building( or buildings).

Can anyone please tell how can the above be implemented?

Answer:Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation by Router

I suspect anyone that wanted to answer this question would have to know the exact make/model of the router.

Of course, it's also our policy not to directly answer homework questions here.

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I have the 20mb service from Virgin & am presently using a 4 port Belkin router to divide the connection between myself & my house mate. My housemate just browses the net & downloads over p2p. I however also play online games such as BF2, CS & GW. Since getting the router I have been unable to play online as my connection keeps stopping for 10-60 seconds; sometimes just long enough for me to die but more often that not I am kicked from servers for connection problem. I understand there are bandwidth limiting routers, but after looking at ebuyer & scan I cant see which ones are bandwidth limiting & which aren?t. I also heard it?s possible to limit bandwidth by running the connection through a server with specific software. If I were going to take this option I'd want to get a VERY cheap but quiet pc. Any suggestions?

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I have Comcast internet, and we are supposed to get 3Mbs, but one of my room mates frequently downloads large video files, and I was wondering if there is a way to divide up how much bandwidth each computer gets.
We all connect through a US Robotics 8054 router through ethernet connections. I am just looking for some way to set it up so that when no one is using the internet, my room mate can use all the bandwidth, but when another computer tries to connect it automatically splits the bandwidth by the number of computers connected.
I thought that the router should automatically do that, but I guess I am wrong because when I try to connect while he is downloading, I download partial pages, or pages that normally download in about 2-5 seconds take around a minute to load, and sometimes don't even fully load. Thanks.

Answer:how can I limit each computer's bandwidth through my router?

Entry Level Cable/DSL Router can not do it.

May be this can Help: Can I Monitor my LAN, control the usage of the Internet, and Network Resources by other computers from my main computer?


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I am using my Nokia phone and the JoikuSpot software to allow my laptop to access the internet.
The connection speed is very very poor even thought my phone 3g signal is almost 5 bars.
My questions are:
1, Is there any way in which i can lower the quality of the screen/web page so that the laptop doesn't need as much bandwidth (so would speed up my browsing)
2, Has anyone any idea if buying the full version of JoikuSpot would help my speed issues? (I've looked on their site but speed/bandwidth doesn't seem to be mentioned:
Link here:

Answer:Using phone as modem/router with JoikuSpot- How can i help bandwidth?

use the Opera browser with turbo enabled,slight loss of image quality in return for speed and lower data usage

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Sometimes my family member downloads a lot and takes lots of bandwidth of my internet, slowing down the rest LAN ports. I wonder if anyone knows how to limit the internet speed on specific LAN port or IP on the router. Perhaps I am doing the wrong thing. If you understand my goal and have a better idea to solve my issue. It's also highly appreciated.

Answer:Limit/Control Bandwidth on Router LAN Ports

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have a telkom adsl 4 port router to my phone line. (512/256kbps) pppoe protocol.
have a hub to the router with 20 pc's attached running win98se, winxp pro(sp2) and a win2k app server.

i am closest to the router on the network, running the win2k server, a G4 mac and a win98 pc.

i would like to monitor the bandwidth used on the router by the other 17 pc's on my win98 pc. (or even better would like to control the bandwidth used by the offending pc's) but i'll settle for the first if possible [beggars can't be choosers!]

is this possible (by ip, lan mac address, pc names)?

thx and appreciate your help if possible....

Answer:adsl telkom router bandwidth control

May be this can Help: Can I Monitor my LAN, control the usage of the Internet, and Network Resources by other computers from my main computer?


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I had a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with Tomato firmware and I really liked it except performance didn't seem very good. Whenever I had uTorrent running, everything would slow to a crawl, even if I wasn't using that much bandwidth.
So I upgraded to a D-Link DIR-655 and it works great, but I really miss the bandwidth monitoring with Tomato. Is there some way I could put the Buffalo in between the D-Link and my modem so it can record all the bandwidth?
Or what would be another solution? I'm open to ideas.

something like this?

Modem > Buffalo router with Tomato and acting as a switch > D-Link DIR-655

that way the DIR-655 would still be doing all the routing and I'd have gigabit, but all WAN traffic would have to pass through the Buffalo
I'm guessing I wouldn't be able to see individual stats for each system, but that would be OK

Whatever I have needs to have gigabit between my 3 computers and it would be nice, but not necessary to be able to see not only total bandwidth, but usage for all 3 PCs, Xbox, PS3, and laptop.

Answer:Use a second router as a switch to monitor bandwidth usage?

if the buffalo is acting as a switch, that means it wont be passing traffic thru the router itself.
all home based routers are really just a switch, router, and an AP all on one PCB. the switch isnt going pass all the traffic to the router, so the traffic wont be counted.

Plus if the router was giving you issues anyway, why continue to use it?

You need some sort of software router such as untangle or pfsense. I don't know what to recommend, but I DO know that the buffalo won't do it, it'll still slow you down.

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I recently decided to install a router between my computer and the Telus-DSL-supplied Actiontec V1000H router to plan for an additional computer. The Actiontec replaced the old router today, which resolved some connectivity issues.

When I connected my computer directly to the Actiontec router and ran the tests at Speedtest and Speakeasy, the tests reported (correctly) 24-25Mbps download. When I added the RP614 router (v4.15 firmware) between my computer and the Actiontec router, the download rates reported by each site dropped to around 5Mbps. (That's megabits per second - not megaBytes.) No programs other than Firefox were utilising bandwidth at the time of the tests, and only the one computer was connected. Multiple tests produced the same results under either condition. The cable between the RP614 and computer is CAT6.

I have also deactivated wireless operations across the board. Everything is wired here.

SysInfo provides the following data:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3455 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 217330 MB; D: Total - 239366 MB, Free - 3446 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 10858 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 68447 MB; T: Total - 204799 MB, Free - 22579 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G... Read more

Answer:Netgear RP614 Router Throttling Bandwidth?

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Hey guys,

I apologize in advance if this is a novice inquiry, but our company just switched from Point-to-Point T1's to Metro Ethernet.

On one point-to-point, from our main office to one of our high profile locations, we had two bonded T1's. Now this site has a 3 Mbps Metro-E link, but it's being over-saturated. I don't know what type of QOS implementation our T1 provider had, but it prevented flooding. Now, I'm getting horrendous latency as the office peak hours approach since there is no QOS on the mesh by our Metro-E providers.

Ultimately, my question is: what's the best way to set a FastEthernet port on a Cisco 1800 series router to limit all bandwidth to 3 Mbps? At the moment, I don't have a preference in which traffic takes priority.

I tried the rate-limit command, along with a speed calculator I found online, but that slowed the network down immensely. Thanks in advance, and feel free to ask any questions for information that I may have left out.

Answer:Set Cisco Router Bandwidth/QOS/Rate Limit

You should be utilizing DSCP QoS algorithms. I will get back to you if I have some time later to offer advice.

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(Just a note: I looked at the router stickied post, and the front page hasn't been updated since 2010, so hopefully it's OK that I made my own thread here)

For a several years I used the ASUS RT-N16 wherever I was living at. Along with an uBee modem, I never had any trouble with my network. However, I only had 2 desktops & 1 laptop plugged in, and 2 smart phones using the wireless at any given time.

Where I've now moved to, things have changed. I had to leave behind the modem and router, and am now plugged into a network that has a lot more devices and a dated router that isn't wireless..

19 total wired devices, and 4+ wireless devices. 8 PCs, smart devices like a BD player, a wireless hotspot, an AT&T Microcell, and other things. Although, there may be 12 devices using bandwidth concurrently on average.The router is a Cisco-Linksys 10/100 router with 4 port switch. Here's a link: (Model No. BEFSR41). The 4 switch ports on the router are occupied by ethernet cables coming from 4 different switches placed in different areas where the consolidated 19 devices plug into at various places.

The Problem: Basically, at times a lot of us living here will lose internet access / our connections would time out -- I would sometimes need to refresh a webpage 5+ times in order for it to load. Stuff like that. Did some troubleshooting, and I'm like 85% sure that the problem is the router. It's 10/100Mbps, and with so many devices, it simply can&... Read more

Answer:Time for a new router. Have A LOT of devices - it needs to handle a lot of bandwidth.

I refuse to buy any routers from Netgear. The last one I had died about a month out of warranty. Upon disassembling it, I found that the heatsink that was supposed to cool the main chip was being held in place by a single soldered to the board post. The solder had cracked and so it overheated and fried the chip.

Not only that, but the heatsink only covered about 1/2 of the chip. It wasn't even centered, it was hanging off the side of the chip because of the horrible design.

And that was a modem/router that cost about $150. Never again.

That ASUS router is supposed to be good.. but be aware that if you buy any ASUS product, you will pretty much be buying something with absolutely no mfg warranty.

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Hi, I have a 512/128 adsl internet connection. I do a lot of online gaming, but every time our other computer is in use (Ie: On the internet) I get huge amounts of lag spikes and my ping is very jumpy (goes from 70-900). Now every now and then my internet gets capped to 64/32 but I still get the same ping and have the same quality of online gameplay. So I was wondering if its possible to allocate a set amount of bandwidth to the other computer (say 64/32 since its only used for internet browsing) which can not be exceeded so that my computer still gets a pretty fast connection. It is quite important for me to get this done asap, so your replies would be hugely appreciated.


Answer:Allocating a set amount of bandwidth to each port on your router?

what brand and model is the router?

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Is there any router out there that has some fun comparable options like bandwidth limiting and the like?

Answer:Wireless Router with Bandwidth Limiting option?

Linksys has several models that have QoS capability on some of the ports.

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Kindly advise how can I avoid the control and traffic limit set on the TP LINK router by the admin ? We are not operating through servers.....just a router and switch. The purpose is I can download without identifying its my PC.

Answer:Avoid Bandwidth/traffic control on router

avoid the control and traffic limit set on the TP LINK router by the adminClick to expand...

Be a good Net citizen and play by the rules. Techspot does not knowingly support hacking or hackers and bypassing the settings of an admin is hacking.

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Just wondering, is there a way i can lower the speed of the internet for the computers connected wirelessly, so they don't use as much bandwidth as the wired in computer, and with out them knowing?? Note they don't know much about computers so if it's possible it would be pretty easy to pull off.

If this is confusing; let me explain, I am downloading with utorrent right now and someone else who lives here i just can't say no to is downloading; 5 different things at that, I'm trying to download one single thing and it's DRAGGING because of there downloads..

Answer:Linksys wrt54g wireless router bandwidth limatation (Q?)

biogenesis said:

Just wondering, is there a way i can lower the speed of the internet for the computers connected wirelessly, so they don't use as much bandwidth as the wired in computer, and with out them knowing?? Note they don't know much about computers so if it's possible it would be pretty easy to pull off.

If this is confusing; let me explain, I am downloading with utorrent right now and someone else who lives here i just can't say no to is downloading; 5 different things at that, I'm trying to download one single thing and it's DRAGGING because of there downloads..Click to expand...

Nvm i think i got it.

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Hello All,

I share an internet connection with 4 other people. We currently have Rogers Ultimate - 50 Mbs up/ 2 Mbs down. We use Rogers built in wireless/modem all in one. Some people are wireless others wired.

When there is no one on the network other than me, I can get speeds of 50 Mbs (

But when more people connect it can drop to as low as 0-5 Mbs with no P2P/streams/downloads running on their computer.

I have a feeling that it could be an issue with the router. Is there a possibility that by them just being connected to the network, our bandwidth speeds drop? Does it matter the type of router we use?

When people do use P2P, streams etc will it use up all the bandwidth it possibly can or only what it needs? I am wondering because it feels like that when I run my P2P clients, my internet is the same weather its 20Mbs or 50Mbs.

Thanks for all the help!!!!

Answer:Internet Bandwidth Issue - router? service provider?

No, just being connected would not cause this, unless these people have viruses. P2P is a problem because most ISPs monitor it, and the ISP itself might be cutting you down for participating. But in general Im thinking either someone is hiding something, someone has a virus, or your ISP has caught on.

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Bonjour ,

I have a wireless linksys WAG200g gateway, How do I limit the bandwidth to each user on the wireless router? Some of the users are abusing the bandwidth making it difficult for others to surf the internet. Is there any way to setlimits to each user so that nobody ends up using too much of the internet.


Answer:Solved: How do I limit the bandwidth to each user on the wireless router?

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Another shiny day and another question. Guys I've my friend who share my connection of 2mb/s. Problem is when he download GBs of stuff my speed comes to an end . Is there anyway I can allocate him limited speed say 20kb/s through my router? My router is Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway WAG200G. There is no option for this inside the router settings and I hope some third party app can help me.

Answer:How can I limited bandwidth of other user (my client) through wifi router

Originally Posted by saeen

Another shiny day and another question. Guys I've my friend who share my connection of 2mb/s. Problem is when he download GBs of stuff my speed comes to an end . Is there anyway I can allocate him limited speed say 20kb/s through my router? My router is Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway WAG200G. There is no option for this inside the router settings and I hope some third party app can help me.


Third party app is called net limiter, but has to be on his computer not router


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Hey All,

Basically, I have a WRT54G linksys router (with the latest firmware) and I noticed that my game has been lagging a ton recently. I checked my bandwidth and it seems fine so maybe its just the router I thought to now I am here..

I looked for some tips for maximizing my online gaming speed and saw that my router has a QoS which I can setup thats specific to my xbox's IP but I was curious if you guys had any other tips.

Would anyone suggest buying the latest linksys router? I wanted to imagine that would make a difference but I had no clue. Does Wireless G move slower than N? I know G has a greater distance but I wasn't aware of any major speed differences (im not network guy bare with me please )

Finally, I bumped into something online called DD-WRT or something. It looks like a 3rd party firmware but im not sure if its safe... any recommendations?

Anyways, my setup is all wireless im sorry I didnt mention that first. I know wired would be better but my home setup doesn't allow for a direct connection.

Thanks in advance for any help...even if its thee most mundane or simple thing please let me know because im sure the little things will actually help me alot.

Answer:Can someone help me maximize by bandwidth while playing on Xbox Live via a router?

I would make some tests first.

disconnect all other wireless devices. see how it runs.

see if you can bring the xbox to router to wire it for a test see if that helps.
the DD-WRT is safe, but im not very familiar with it, but i would do some testing before i even went down that road, it might not make any difference.

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Hey guys,

I have a friend who sometimes get screwed over by his roommates because they bittorrent too much or stream movies too much and destroys his ping for gaming... he'll get 400-600 ms when they're saturating his bandwidth.

I was thinking he should get one of those d-link gaming routers

but after reading reviews, i'm not sure how much it'll help him... firingsquad had a review where pings of 200 ms were cut down to 60, but another review which totally saturated the bandwidth had pings of 1400 ms brought down to 450 ms (a great feat, but still hardly playable)...

What do you guys think? Any other solutions?

Answer:Good wireless router for gaming (with roommates who hog bandwidth?)

1. Do his roommates pay for the internet? If not, tell them to stuff it. If so, ask them to schedule their torrents during class time rather than prime gaming time.

2. Get a decent router (since you said D-Link, the DGL-4300 has good QoS but the wireless is very basic, look at the DGL-4500, DIR-825 or DIR-655 if wireless is a necessity).

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Hey everyone. I'm looking for a router that has the feature of limiting bandwidth on the hosts on my network.

I live with a few roommates and they are always downloading, taking up all the bandwidth we get out of our ISP's monthly allowance. We always go over, and we all end up paying heavy fees.

Anyone know of good routers that have a feature that enables, say, "20 GB monthly for IP 192.168.x.x" or something like that? I know of routers that have QoS features that limit the download SPEED, but that really doesn't help my issue.

My router is TP-Link, so enough said lol. There's no features really to control this sort of scenario. I know D-Links are pretty good for controlling bandwidth and limitations.

Any ideas?

Best regards

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I have two pcs connected to a router is there a way to separate the bandwidth I have 2 Mbps ie 1 Mbps and 1 Mbps accordingly....

Answer:Allocate bandwidth separatly 2 PCs connected throu a router

There are two methods that could possibly accomplish this for you, could you provide the exact model of the router please?

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Anything like this exist ? if so, what are the reasonably priced options

Helping a friend who rents rooms out and includes wireless, he wants to limit the bandwidth (throughput) for the guest connections.

Answer:Cheapest router that can limit bandwidth per wireless network or connection?

What is the total connection speed?

Mikrotik Routerboard has several solutions such as the rb2011 series.

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Yes, I want to limit the amount of bandwidth that certain devices on my network are allocated without having to install custom firmware on my router if possible. My speeds are as follows:

Download Speed: 1516 kbps (189.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 227 kbps (28.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

And I have problems on PS3/Xbox when all sorts of desktops, laptops, ipods, refrigerators etc. are hogging the bandwidth.

I will install dd-wrt if I need to but I would rather just use a program. I mean come on, if hackers can do it we can to!

Answer:Limit bandwidth to devices on my network without custom router firmware

Hackers do it via dd-wrt or some other feature rich router / firmware combination. Most off the shelf routers are designed for simple configuration, they are not running Cisco IOS.
From other sources:
"You have two basic options.
1. Computer level control, see here,
2. Hardware with QQS control.
This option is available on, D-Link DGL-4300, or by using Linksys WRT54G
v1,to v4 (NA in v5) with 3rd party firmware."

So yes hackers have done it by writing a new code - DDWrt or
That is what hackers do, seek to improve.

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Is there a way to  limit my roommates bandwidth usage on my router?  Hes the kind of guy that likes to play online MMO's all day, while Skype chatting with his clan mates. The problem is it takes up what i assume is most of the bandwidth so when I try watching videos it pauses the video to buffer every few seconds. It also causes the games I want to play online to lag. I know how to get into my router menu, but i don't understand what any of the lingo means, so im stopped dead in my tracks. My quick fix idea, since i'm not that savvy with computers, is to run some CAT-5 to my room from my router, and just go wired. However, that's tricky business for my apartment so if i can just click a few buttons and be done with it that would be nice. Thanks for helping.

Answer:Limiting bandwidth usage on my Cisco E2500 wireless router HELP

Just lock down your wireless...unless he's paying you for access...

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Hi all,

I recently purchased a new routeur, D-Link's DIR-825. I am quite happy with it's performance so far, the main reason I bought this model was that it has a USB port so that I could use a HDD as a network.

I installed the "Shareport" utility provided by D-Link and yesterday I finally got around to plug my HDD into the routeur. Things went smoothly and I was able to "connect" to the drive from my home computer.

I then turn on my laptop, which is my work computer, and tried to connect to the drive. Shareport told me that it was already connected and needed to be disconnected.

I mean the whole idea behind me buying a routeur with a USB port was to have a hard drive that would serve as a network backup that could be accessed by both computers at any given time...

Besides, if only one computer can be connected to it at a time that's not what I call sharing, the "Shareport" utility should have a different name then.

Now is that inherent to this type of setup or is it simply a show of the software limited capabilities?



Answer:Can't share a HDD through a router

If you share a folder on your home computer does your work computer see it? If not then your work computer and your home computer probably believe they are on two different networks.

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Ok, I had an analysis done on our frame relay line here at work to see if we were maxing out the bandwidth. The NOC told me we were indeed at our limits but how do I decipher that from this screenshot he took?

1N20-R01>sho int s0
Serial0 is up, line protocol is up
Hardware is QUICC Serial
Description: CKT AREC517894 DNA 2117144 URN MKE1AA-101
MTU 1500 bytes, BW 56 Kbit, DLY 20000 usec, rely 255/255, load 18/255
Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY, loopback not set, keepalive set (10 sec)
LMI enq sent 7156, LMI stat recvd 7156, LMI upd recvd 0, DTE LMI up
LMI enq recvd 0, LMI stat sent 0, LMI upd sent 0
LMI DLCI 1023 LMI type is CISCO frame relay DTE
Broadcast queue 0/64, broadcasts sent/dropped 2390/0, interface broadcasts 6
Last input 00:00:00, output 00:00:00, output hang never
Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
Input queue: 0/75/0 (size/max/drops); Total output drops: 0
Queueing strategy: priority-list 2
Output queue (queue priority: size/max/drops):
high: 0/20/0, medium: 0/40/0, normal: 0/60/0, low: 0/80/0
5 minute input rate 11000 bits/sec, 7 packets/sec
5 minute output rate 4000 bits/sec, 6 packets/sec
188028 packets input, 61781355 bytes, 0 no buffer
Received 0 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles
0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 0 abort
152400 packets output, 12162492 bytes, 0 underruns
0 output errors, 0 collisions, 3 interface resets
0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
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Answer:Question about router screen capture to determine maxing bandwidth on frame relay?

but your BW on the S0 is = 56k and S0.1 = 16k

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I have a printer that's connected to my Mac. My wife's PC has a printer but it's not working. So, I figured I'd connect to my printer through her PC on the network, right?

Well, I went into her "printers" folder and didn't see mine listed. When I went to "add a printer," I told it that the printer is a "network printer" and then I tried to browse to find it. I see "sean kirkland's computer" listed on the network (that's my name), but when I try to click on this, it asks for a password and none of the ones I'd use work.

I had gone into my Mac and under the Sharing folder, I enabled "Windows sharing" and "printer sharing." I set up my wife as a user on my computer and set a password (just in case I even need to do this). It gave me an address that said "windows users can access this computer using //192.168......" I leave out the rest for security reasons. However, when I try to type this in her browser, it only leads me to a yahoo search saying it can't find this.

I'm not sure, but I think I'd need to find out exactly what password the PC is looking for when it asks for it (when I'm trying to open my computer's icon on her network listings). I also don't know much about the "network neighborhood," either. I enjoy trying to decipher and learn PC's. They're much different from Macs!

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Answer:trying to share a Mac's printer with a PC on same router

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This is the equipment I have in my possession right now:

Laptop, with a network card
Desktop, with a network card
8 port hub
Toshiba cable modem (with usb and ethernet connection, ISP: Earthlink)
lots of ethernet cables
Right now my network is setup as follows:

Laptop connected to Earthlink's cable modem via ethernet.
What I want:

Have the internet on both computers, without needing the other computer to be on.
What I think i need:

a router (so that internal ip addressing will let me share my internet independent of the other computer)
What i dont know how to do:

where to get a router
what type of router to get
how to operate a router
what kind of settings need to be tweaked
how to wire the network
What would be nice:

later on if i want to hookup another computer, i wouldnt have to do any tweaking.
later on if i want to hookup an Xbox or a PS2 for online gaming, i wouldnt have to mess with the insides of something sacred as an Xbox/PS2
Hows that? how much would i have to spend on a router, if thats what i actually need. What if i get a wireless router? what do i need to put in the laptop and desktop so that they can communicate with the wireless router (i believe its something called an access point thing? not sure...) and how would that work with something like an Xbox or PS2

Thanks in advance

Answer:Trying to share internet using a router

Buy a Linksys BEFSR41 router at Best Buy. It's about $50 at most. It supports 4 computers. setup is simple, the 'manual' is a big foldout sheat with pictures. You access it's settings through your browser. I don't like wireless routers, they are always having connection problems. Wired connections are never a problem. But if you want wireless then get the Linksys WRT54G 4 port router with wireless. It's about $70.

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Up until recently everything was fine with just the one router (A). Everyone was able to see the shared files and use the printer. But due to poor range I had to get a 2nd router (B).

Problem: Folks using router "B" can't see shared files or print.

They get all pissy when they have to connect to router "A" just to print.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think i have to set up router B..not sure

Answer:Unable to share w/2nd router...HELP?

what is your current configuration? have you tried having the di524 use the airlink's DHCP server (rather than assigning it's own IP addresses)?

try disabling the d links DHCP server and using the airlinks might fix the problems

also do ensure that the subnets match

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I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!

Answer:Router to share internet only

Hartman87 said:

I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!Click to expand...

unless your router can support sub networks, you won't be able to do that. Besides the router blocks most of the attacks. Plus hackers tend to go for businesses not end users.

The only thing you will need is a software firewall like ZoneAlarm. As for viruses, get AVG Antivirus.

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How do you and can you setup 2 Computers, one with Windows XP, the other with Windows 98, to share files and printers over a Linksys Router? Don't you need a hub?

Answer:How to File Share with Router

Please do not post your question in more than one place. Your answers will be scattered all over and people cannot see whatall you have tried.
Plus it tends to p*ss people off!

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Ok for some reason this is driving me up the wall. I guess I have only done this a few times and that was a long time ago. I am trying to connected a laptop and a desktop together (ad hoc connnection; wireless cards in both computers) and trying to share internet with my DSL connection. I have all firewalls turned off and ICS turned on. I can share files but internet does not work on my laptop. Trying to bridge connections sends my DSL connection up the wall.

Then I got an idea to try to use my linksys ethernet bridge hooked up to my DSL modem and then trying to share internet between the 2 wireless cards: ie one in the laptop and one in the pc. However I could not ping the bridge or at least it did not work. So I am confused now. Anyone who gives me a step by step instruction on this easy task gets a cookie

Answer:Trying to share internet without a router

Bridges don't talk to client cards. An AP would do that. Well, you might could actually get it to work if you made the bridge an Ad Hoc device. Anyway, you get one IP from yor provider unless your paying for more so it's unlikely that setup would work anyway. Nont to mention, the bridge is probably getting the public IP so it stops there.

Same thing for trying to bridge your two network connections on a PC. not the scenario you'd do that here. Routers are so cheap I can't see a valid reason not to buy one but if you don't want to then your stuck with ICS or other NAT/Proxy software. If you are getting an IP on the ICS client from the ICS host and can move data back and forth but not get to internet sites by name, it's probably a DNS issue.

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An identical thread was closed because "We don't assist in the use of P2P applications" I am not asking assistance in the use of p2p. I mentioned that I use it for p2p because the truth is that my whole family uses that notebook including my little brothers. They surf any websites and download many things (including p2p, but I am not asking assistance for that) and it gets virus from time to time. My idea was to share the internet connection but still have two different networks. Or something that will give me peace of mind knowing that no matters how many hackers (Yeah, I know they don't care about my pc but anyway...) are controlling my notebook they will not be able to go from there to the desktop. But just saying that I use it for p2p and It might get a virus was simpler.

I think this thead is not against the rules so I paste the other one again. If it is against the rules, well, close it (What can I say )

Originally Posted by Hartman87
I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

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Answer:Router to share internet only

OK, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. If you want real protection, buy a second router. Install the first one as you normally would, and then plug the WAN/Internet port of the second router into one of the LAN ports of the router connected to the broadband modem. Put the "secured" machine(s) on the second router. They'll be protected by the NAT layer of the router from anything happening on the first router or the Internet. What I normally do is put the secondary router in the DMZ of the primary router so I can run with no restrictions if I want to forward any ports.

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I have a windows 2003 server (DNS, DHCP, Active Dir, Print Server, File Server) and was using ICS until today, yeah big mistake i know, but i learnt the hard way!

All computers on the network are connected via 2 8 port switches.

I have a spare router D-link DSL 500 which has a built in modem.

My question is, how would I configure the router to simply share the internet connection across the whole network? I have a spare network card in the server not being used, would it be as simple as plugging one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router into the servers network card?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Router to share internet only

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Here is the thing:

I have internet cable connected from my cable modem to a pc (winxp pro) with a usb cable. I want to connect a laptop to it using the ethernet card on the laptop (winxp home) and the ethrnet card on the pc. I do the set local area network on the pc with internet stating its the one directly connected and I do the same thing with the laptop but I state its connected to internet under another pc. I reboot both and nothing happens. The laptop has wireless lan and the normal ethernet and I have several unplugged devices in the taskbar same with the pc, I tried each ethernet card separately and they work fine, but I cant get to share the internet on the big pc on to the laptop. I have a router and when I connect the laptop my isp pops up and states I have to call them and have them charge me for the extra connection. Any ideas or things I can do this is really important :/ .

Answer:I want to share my internet with another pc w/o a router or hub etc.

1. Plug your laptop into the PC using a crossover ethernet cable.

2. Get into Network Connections on your desktop.

3. Select your USB -> Modem connection and your Desktop -> Laptop connection at the same time by holding down Control.

4. Right-click on one of them and click Bridge Connections.

"should work"

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