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Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

Question: Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

As the title indicates, I'd like to restrict the amount of bandwidth or internet access speed of a specific application on my PC. Preferably during certain times only, but even a way to enable and disable this rule as I need would be fine.

I have a 1Mb ADSL with a measly 3GB monthly cap (it's painful, can't afford more at the moment though), and Steam turns out to be the nastiest, bloated, deceptive, sneaky, bandwidth-whor........<a while later>........ piece of software ever released to the world at large.

So, I keep setting all my games to "Do not update automatically" (which needs to be re-set after each time a game is run), and it supposedly doesn't download updates or patches while a game is being played... Despite this, if I decide to play Borderlands, after launching the game I have to alt-tab into Windows, go to Steam, and pause the next "Suspended" 250MB or 300MB update that it's busy downloading... I may have a slow connection by most of your standards, but at a pretty constant 100KB/s, 3GB isn't exactly going to last me that long.

Now, I do have a service from my ISP that gives me 5 times my download cap between 1am and 5am (more info, if you like).. So I can get a theoretical 15GB a month if I play my cards right. Is there any firewall out there that will allow me to limit the access speed of Steam to 5KB/s or 10KB/s during specific times...?

Please note: I've tried NetLimiter's trial, and it works perfectly, but it's a bit pricey for such a limited scope. I tried NetPeeker, and it caused a BSOD and corrupted boot files when I tried to set a new rule.

Any suggestions?

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Answer: Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

Has nobody got any suggestions...?

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Hello,

I need a software solution to be able limit the bandwidth for specific (defined) application. I run XP behind a firewall (no access to firewall) and need to limit both uplink and downlink. I have tried a product called NetLimiter v0.91 Beta 3 but it is too buggy.

BR

SBE70
 

Answer:Limit bandwidth for specific application

http://www.knowledgestorm.com/search/keyword/Bandwidth Software/GAW03/Bandwidth Software
 

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Is there a program available that limits internet access to specific sites only? My employees keep getting my machine infected when they check their personal email and the like. The computer has quite a narrow function, we use it for checking/making hotel reservations, so there are really only 5 or 6 sites the computer needs access to.
 

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I'm clueless when it comes to everything networking so I apologize if this is a stupid question. From my googling I found alot of people suggesting setting different networked PC's to low priority and high priority but that's not what I'm looking for. I want to know if I can limit my PC's upload and download bandwidth to specific speeds. Here's the deal:

Right now we have the "Mega" internet service with speeds of 6000/512 and we can save $15/mo by switching to the ecomony speed which is 1024/128. So I'd like to see if i can't limit my PC to 1024/128 through my router or some other software to see if the speed drop would affect us. My router is a D-Link DIR-655. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Is it possible to limit your upload/download bandwidth to specific speeds?

You can limit your upload speed with the DIR-655. In the web interface go to the advanced tab, click QOS Engine, uncheck automatic uplink speed, and enter your desired value in manual uplink speed.

To limit download speed you will need a more advanced router.

If you have a spare PC (w/ 2 NICs) laying around and don't mind spending some time working on this, an x86-based router such as pfSense or m0n0wall can limit both upload and download.
 

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)
thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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Here's the deal :
I have a main WLAN router (Netgear DGN2200) used for me and my brother, and another router running as access point bridged with the main router (Netgear DGN2000),used for guests.Router and A.P are connected via ethernet.
Both have poor QoS settings (priority based over mac or app,port, etc )

What i want to do is limit the access point's total bandwidth to a certain -maximum-downstream and upstream (,say,300KB/s and 70KB/s). Not each device's bandwidth, but the whole access point offer.
Now i know both of my equipment wont offer such services, therefore i have installed 3rd firmware (DGTeam's) on the access point--but have been unlucky to find a bandwidth limiter or netshaper or whatever.
Wellknown firmwares like dd wrt's or tomato don't seem to have firmware for those two.

-Additionally, i could be interested in any kind of equipment between the router and access point that could apply the speed limitation.

Please help ..and thanks for your time


P.S. Like i said , im looking for some general limiting solution, not some local software like netlimiter, because the devices of the 'guest network' are not specific.
 

Answer:Access Point Bandwidth Limit

pfSense will do it, but you'd need a spare computer or platform. Moving the AP you want to limit further away/decreasing the power is the only thing I can think of.
 

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Hello Everyone,
What I want to accomplish is to run the program "InstallShield" only with a specified user.
So Basically DENY TO EVERYONE (admins, users, ... ) and ALLOW to the specified user.
I've tryied to create a Deny rule to everyone and an allow to specified user rule but isn't working.
Pheraps it checks the deny rule first and if it's true it stop checking.
Is there a way to allow only my SA user to be able to run Installshield and to deny access to the app to everyone else?

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Hi,I've got a wireless ADSL router setup and the internet is shared between 3 computers. Is there a way i can limit the bandwidth a computer can use? This is because when a user is downloading a file on one, it slows down the whole network, especailly the net.

Answer:How Do I Limit Internet Bandwidth?

That would depend on the router; normally this is not possible. You might be able to slow the wireless connection speed down in the properties of the wi-fi card in the machine you want to slow down. This again depends on the hardware.

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Hi guys
I have a stepbrother who recently moved in with us. I dont know him all too well, i.e. i'd feel rude asking him to stop visiting certain websites, since he does pay rent.
Anyway, he likes to use a website we have in the UK called iPlayer, which basically lets you catch up on missed programs on TV, legally. Thats fine, but it completely eats my bandwidth every night when he goes on it, of course getting me lagged out in an online game.

(iPlayer has a strange way of streaming that means the buffer only buffers when it actually needs to, creating huge spikes rather than a constant stream/trickle, which would be fine...)

In short: I need a way of limiting his bandwidth, so it wouldnt totally ruin the connection.
I have tried a few free programs, but none seem to do what i'm asking for.

If you know of any other free bandwidth limiting programs, or any other method that would be great
Preferably something I dont have to install on his computer (perhaps install it on my Netgear DG834G)

Thanks alot for any help!
 

Answer:How can I limit internet bandwidth?

you need a router that has a QoS option to restrict bandwidth - which looking at that router - does not have

I think you should have the conversation with your step brother, rather than just add restrictions, which would probably make relations difficult, I would prefer to be talked to rather than just suddenly find a restriction put in place ....

With iplayer there is also a desktop option where you can download the file to the PC = and if you discussed perhaps he would download at a different time of the day to view on the PC without impact on the network

Do you also have a download limit on the account, i know a lot of ISP have various packages which restrict download to 2Gb. 10gb, 40gb (just in case with the additional traffic may quickly exceed your ISP limit)
 

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First post here, though long-standing indebtedness to help from SevenForums.

This seems a simple question though a thorough scouring of the Net finds no answer.

I want to limit the drives which appear in the left pane of Media Player. In particular I have 2 external USB drives (I: and J which I do not want Media Player to have anything at all to do with. Inculding them and their media content simply complicates matters (there is purposefully much duplicated material). How do I acheive this?

TIA

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how to limit IE8 access to one specific site

Answer:need to limit IE access to one specific site

make a guest account with full restrictionsSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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First post here, though long-standing indebtedness to help from SevenForums.

This seems a simple question though a thorough scouring of the Net finds no answer.

I want to limit the drives which appear in the left pane of Media Player. In particular I have 2 external USB drives (I: and J which I do not want Media Player to have anything at all to do with. Inculding them and their media content simply complicates matters (there is purposefully much duplicated material). How do I acheive this?

TIA

Answer:How to limit WMP access to specific locations?

Originally Posted by IGB


First post here, though long-standing indebtedness to help from SevenForums.

This seems a simple question though a thorough scouring of the Net finds no answer.

I want to limit the drives which appear in the left pane of Media Player. In particular I have 2 external USB drives (I: and J which I do not want Media Player to have anything at all to do with. Inculding them and their media content simply complicates matters (there is purposefully much duplicated material). How do I acheive this?

TIA



Hi IGB and welcome Ten forums!

Right click on Library and click Customize... Scroll down to Sync devices and uncheck all. This works with my WD drive, but will eliminate all of devices. Sure some combo can be found...

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Hello there,
 
I have an internet plan with a maximum usage of 80 GB a month which is more than enough to suffice me and my family ( 2 others in the house ) for internet usage for the month. However, our ISP has just informed us the past two months now that we are reaching AND going over the 80 GB limit which is impossible for just the 3 us. We do not use the internet to download or upload massive amounts of data, so I am beginning to become suspicious.
 
We have one main PC ( which I custom built a long time ago ), which is connected to the modem which has a wireless router built inside. There are two other laptops which connect to the router for internet access in the house. The network has a randomly generated password (something like 15 characters) and it is WPA2 protected. I am not suspicious about someone else using our internet network, I have a feeling that the main desktop PC is infected with some sort of spyware/adware/virus and that it is draining our usage to the max. Is this possible? I did google the topic and found that if I try using the    "   netstat -ano   "  command in command prompt, that I can verify what is connecting to the internet ( at least I think this is what that does ) I also tried to match the PID of some of those connections in task manager - processing tab. Some matched up, but about 5 or so did not. I am not sure how to get rid of these processes for good or what step I am to take next which ... Read more

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Hi!!!

The problem is something like this.

The limited account user should access only one VB.NET application on logging on.

He/She should NOT be able to :

Minimise this application.
Restore this application.
Access Desktop.
Use Start Menu.
Use Ctrl + Alt + Del to use Task Manager to close this application.
In any other way access any other program / application.

The only exit should be through the application which will call the Login screen on exit.
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease help!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Limit access to just one application!!!!!

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Hellow guys!!

firstly, i have tried google but i only got few info for softwares for parental control..it doesn't match what I want to find. plus i dont know which keyword should i put to describe it, so please you guys with kind heart, help me

I'm trying to find an application that can limit my internet access to certain application that i allow to, because my internet connection is very limited. for example, when i'm surfing, I would like only chrome have access to internet and i dont want any other application trying to update or anything else using internet.

I know about microsoft firewall, but I dont like to edit the setting everytime. i just need a simple application.

hope you guys can give me some good apps suggestion, thanks for reading & merry xmas..
 

Answer:[NEED SUGGESTION] Application that can limit internet connection to only some apps

not sure that this is possible, but I'll move it to networking so you'll get more hits.
 

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Hi,
I downloaded a bespoke appn from a site called www.bobbooks.co.uk that allows you to put together your own pictures into specific book types and they then produce a proper coffee table stylebook, ideal for wedding pictures etc.

But for some reason as soon as I open the application it is trying to connect to the internet to check for updates as it is supposed to do and it cannot reach the server it's trying to. Similarly if you try and manually update it this happens.

I have allowed it as an exception in Windows Firewall so other thought is it's something to do with my router settings. Any suggestions? I can't understand why this would be the case though because AVG, Spybot, Adaware etc etc have never given me a problem like this and I've never had to manually configure my router in any way (it's a fairly standard Netgear one.)

I tried installing the same software at work and it worked straight away, so clearly it is something to do with my setup at home. Sigh....

I contacted Bob's Books and they said they've never had this problem before. And with the best will in the world they are not techies.

Any suggestions greatfully received as the (new) wife is hassling me to get it sorted so she can sort the wedding and honeymoon pictures out. Whoever said married life would be all bliss....

thanks,
Jonathan
 

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Hi I have an 8 year old who is showing signs of interest in the internet.i use firefox on an xp pro machine.is there some way that i can allow him access to the internet but only to a few "pre programmed " sites.he is logged on with his own account.

Answer:how can i limit access to internet

Have a look at the free K9 click here

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Hello all, I'm looking for some assistance here.

I need to limit (read deny) internet access from a specific PC, I'm the unofficial IT man at my work but I don't know how to do this.
Our network is very simple, 11 PC's, a mix of OS's (XP, XP Pro & 98SE) One of the PC's is a file server, nothing fancy it just has file & print sharing enabled.
We have an ADSL connection which is shared using a proxy server. The person who uses the machine in question knows how to configure his PC to connect to the proxy server and I can't limit him connecting to the proxy server as it has no option to do this. Is there a setting in Windows to allow me to deny internet access?

TIA.
 

Answer:Limit internet access.

if you are using a modern router you can block this user from using the web ftp mail ect via ip address
 

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I am running XP on my main computer and I am considering setting up another machine by homeplug to the LAN which runs the Millenium Edition.I have 2 queries:-1. Is there anyway I can limit access to the XP machine by way of a password?. As far as I know you simply switch on and you have free access.Is there a way which in effect requires a password?.2. I am considering upgrading the operating system for the ME machine. Since I am already running XP and because of the bad press vista has received, I am inclined to get XP for this machine. I note that Windows 7 is now out on beta but I am not going that far since it is a very old machine. The computer has a 1.8 ghz CPU and 40 Gb hardrive. The machine will be used for internet browsing and the odd letter , school work etc - nothing too demanding.In addition, is there any software which means that I can limit the internet access to a few chosen sites which I can define?. Any help gratefully received, thanks

Answer:Limit access to PC and internet

Hi allanon,Question 1. click here

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Hi,

I work for a small company that wants to limit internet access to an approved list of sites. I've tried limiting thru the proxy server (127.0.0.1), and that worked pretty well, however that seems to clash with hotmail. In addition, whenever I try to open an attached document with email, nothing happens. Are there any resolutions or fixes for this, or should I try something else? Please keep in mind that the owner wants to spend very little to nothing if I can help it. Thanks for any help.

Answer:How do I limit Internet access?

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Modern routers support Quality of Service or QoS?

Also, there are free utility that you may experiment, please check out this one.

If your work can afford a hardware device such as Sonicwall, the TZ series it will do a lot more. I'm a big fan of this device btw.

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I'm setting up a wireless network for a local church. The computer that they have at the sound panel is a sort of special case from all the other ones. That one runs the power point slides. They want to have access to the internet at that computer for only the sound guys, not anybody else, and they also want people to be able to use the computer to work with powerpoint or media shout, but not access the internet.

The computer runs XP Pro (SP2).
3 Acounts:
Admin - (obvious)
Soundguy - (not full admin, but does need i-net access)
Guest - no i-net access. Only needs access to local programs.

I'm not sure how to do this, I was thinking maybe a software firewall, but I havn't been able to find anything.
I'm trying to keep this cheap (or free).

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:How do I limit internet access?

Portslock is like a user level firewall.
http://www.portslock.com/

But you should be able to do this with Windows Steady State.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx
 

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I want to limit internet access to one website only. thank you

Answer:How do I limit internet access using Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I want to limit internet access to one website only. thank you Why do you wish to do that? is it for personal
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My girlfriend has a standalone Dell Pentium 4 computer with xp home sp2. She has absolutely no clue of how to work on it or maintain it, so that job goes to me, oh, 100% of the time. I just recently set her computer up with a passworded account for her (admin privileges) and a limited account for her 11 year old son. What I want to accomplish is to kill internet access on her son's account, but leave internet access intact on her account. I would prefer to not download and install 3rd party software to accomplish this. There has to be some way of accomplishing this without going that far. He is not that tech savvy or motivated, so, at this point in time, I am not worried about him getting around any barricades I put up. Her computer has 3 tons of crap installed on it already, and she doesnt need anything else on it. I have alot of experience in some areas of computing, but not this one. I have done very little in the way of networking, or monkeying around with network of modem settings. She just recently had broadband cable internet installed, and was using dial up before this. After I had set up these 2 accounts, I went in to control panel, and then network connections. The only icon there is "local area connection", and when I right clicked on that icon, and clicked on properties, I didnt see anything I could click on that would enable me to limit internet access on his account. Any ideas?
 

Answer:I want to limit internet access in xp home

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What is the best way to limit a user's internet access to only certain websites? The user in question is a young child (not mine) and I want to limit his internet access to protect the computer from malware. I don't give a crap what he sees since his parents obviously don't care. BTW, the computer isn't mine, but I'm in charge of security and fixing it when there's a problem, it belongs to my grandma.

The computer is Windows 7 and I'm going to attempt to have the child use his own user account which will be limited.

Answer:How do I limit internet access for a child?

You can use Windows 7 Parental Controls to further limit what the user can do: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls

And with Windows Live Family Safety you can control which web sites are accessed: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-family-safety

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I am trying to setup a kiosk pc. Is there any tutorial around explaining how to configure the Windows Firewall so that it has the following profiles:

Firewall profile "normal":
- default configuration

Firewall profile "kiosk":
- software1.exe may access the internet using ports 1234 and 2345
- software2.exe may do outgoing connections only using port 3456
- software3.exe may do incoming connections only using port 4567
- all other programs may not access the internet at all; all other connections are blocked

Further, wwitching the profile (or changing the firwall configuration in general) should only be possible using admin rights.

How to do this?

Answer:How to limit internet access using Win Firewall?

Hi,

Can you see if this help:

Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Windows XP Pro box that I want family members to get email via Outlook Express but not to have them the ability to browse the internet. How may I be able to do this.

Thank you for looking.
 

Answer:Solved: How to limit internet access

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
 

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I would like to limit the internet access on a pc. There is only 2 website that i need this pc to access. How would i limit it to only these 2 webite. Im using windows 98 with ie 6 with 2003 server.
 

Answer:Solved: Limit internet access?

How secure do you need it? With Win98 you can't get very secure.

Download and install Privoxy www.privoxy.org, then set up its whitelist function to only allow the sites you want to allow. This will work fine, unless the people using the machine don't like being limited in which case they can bypass privoxy trivially.

You also could whitelist using a hardware router, and this would be considerably more difficult to bypass. My DLink has a whitelist function; I would presume that other brands do as well.
 

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hi,
i want to limit the access time my machine has to the internet from 6pm to 10pm using either a gpo or program (have tried k9 don't really want to go back there). It has to be able to alow and then block all programs whiether it be ie, firefox, utorrent, windows updates, a self integrated game like maplestory or even java trying update itself.
Thanks for all help :)

Answer:how do I Limit the Internet access from 6pm to 10pm?

I don't want to do anything though the router that would cause the other computer on the network to lose the internet as well.

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Question: Limit Bandwidth

One of my housemates is abusing our broadband conection a bit at the moment with p2p downloads, so... since we have asked him nicely to slow it down and he has ignored us, I would like to know if it is possible to limit the bandwidth available to computers on our little network. we are using a d link 604 router, which is a bit cheap and cheerful and we have a variety of windows opperating systems, win 98, me and xp all running on the 4 computers.
Any ideas would be much appreciated
thanks
 

Answer:Limit Bandwidth

What OS is he running? If i m not mistaken the only MS OS able to manage your bandwidth is XP. Another simple way is to limit his bandwidth using the bandwidth trottle found in the the p2p program he is using. As far i know, only routers for business users allow their users to limit the bandwidth.
 

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Question: limit bandwidth

hi!

I need to limit internet bandwidth on my desktop.

Maximum download speed, given by ISP is 470 kb/s.

Now, how can I limit it within Windows(7 Pro) to for example 250 kb/s ?

I would like to avoid commercial software, and I don't want to limit every program manually.

Best regards

Answer:limit bandwidth

  
Quote: Originally Posted by croatianchemist


hi!

I need to limit internet bandwidth on my desktop.

Maximum download speed, given by ISP is 470 kb/s.

Now, how can I limit it within Windows(7 Pro) to for example 250 kb/s ?

I would like to avoid commercial software, and I don't want to limit every program manually.

Best regards


DO you mean you wish to avoid paying for the software, or commercial software in general?

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Question: Bandwidth Limit

Hi,

I am in a boarding school setting with proxy and firewall, where the dorms get a very severe bandwidth limit. For example, when I download a file, speeds start at 150KB/s, but quickly drops, and drops, and drops, to maybe 10KB/s. There is a greater limit on the higher ports (>1000, speed is <.5KB/s), so for programs like KaZaA I tunnel the traffic through HTTP using Socks2HTTP. Is there a way to get around HTTP bandwidth limit? For the downloads, it seems that at first its going at full speed, then the limit takes effect and slows it down.

Thanks,
-Dan
 

Answer:Bandwidth Limit

The reason that it appears to start out faster is while you are choosing where to save the file, it is already downloading but Windows is not yet keeping track of how fast. Then when you get to the screen that shows the download speed and how fast it is going, Windows reports an average of the connection speed. At the beginning though a small part of the file is already downloaded at near zero time so it averages to a faster connection. Once it has downloaded for a bit, the average gets closer to your actual speed, but you never actually were going faster. If the school is putting a limit on your connection, then there may not be a way around it. You are still going about twice as fast as dial up though.
 

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Anyone know if DD-WRT have the ability to limit bandwidth for a specific IP or Mac?? I have like 11 computers including laptops in my house... big family i know ... I'm paying for the internet.. and whenever my family members starts to surf the web or download things ect... then i couldnt even check my email... I'm the only one who have access to my router.. and I wanted to limit bandwidth per address.. so everyone can get a decent speed...
 

Answer:DD-WRT Limit bandwidth per IP or Mac??

Last time I went through this I ended up installing Tomato instead because it has QoS that actually works. Read this guide: http://www.decimation.com/markw/2007/10/03/tomato-qos-setup/
 

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hey guys, my first post here, i am having troble finding a program that can limit the bandwidth of each pc on my lan. i play some online games but they get real laggy once my brother turns on his downloading progam. is the any program (freeware) out there that can limit say 40kbs or less to his ip?
current components: NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall FVS318v3
winxp home, and 3 pcs all up on lan.

thanks heaps in advance
 

Answer:limit bandwidth for certain ip's on my LAN

what i did...
Have a old machine, doesnt really matter the specs.. I made a smoothwall on a pII, and it worked like a charm. I have a rack mount server ready for my next smoothwall, just cuase of the box i made my smoothwall is big and takes up room.. but anyways..

www.smoothwall.org

then read here: http://community.smoothwall.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2873

Good luck, should be a fun learning exprience for yourself.
 

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I have a netgear wireless router/modem in one and I dont see an option to set a bandwidth usage amount. Can someone help me out.
 

Answer:How do I limit bandwidth?

You really ought to post the model of the hardware in question (router) when you ask this type of question.


 

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No....no they do not:
 

Answer:Does Cox actually limit bandwidth.

I had them for the 8 months I lived in Florida, with a 150 mbps connection. Went massively over my "cap" all the time. Only thing they did was send me emails. No extra charges or anything. Absolutely love / miss their service. Now I'm on the other coast and stuck with Comcast right now. >____<
 

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im using internet connection sharing at home. id like to limit the amount of bandwidth used by one comp at a time to 10kbps
 

Answer:ics bandwidth limit

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Question: Limit Bandwidth?

Is there anyway to limit the bandwidth for the users of the network? This is to prevent people from using up the bandwidth. I have a Linksys WRT54G version 7 router

Answer:Limit Bandwidth?

www.netlimiter.com

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Question: Limit Bandwidth

My brother recently moved back into the house and whenever he watches videos through a streaming site, my gaming ping goes up to 400-1000 ping from regularly 60-80ping... is there a way to limit his use of bandwidth through anything or my router? I use smcd3gn router.

My brother uses a wireless laptop and i use eternet connection for desktop..

Answer:Limit Bandwidth

It depends on his OS and the version of it. Windows Pro versions you can change he bandwidth limit in Gpedit.msc the default is 20% which is little. QoS Bandwidth Reserve Limit - Vista Forums

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Question: Bandwidth Limit

Hey guys, I have a Netgear WNDR3700v1 and I was wondering if it was possible for this router to limit bandwidth to certain devices connected to it? It has a QoS Policy but nothing I see that can limit bandwidth to certain devices. If it doesn't have an option on the router, can I still do it through any other options?
 

Answer:Bandwidth Limit

Nope, no client specific bandwidth limiting.

The router is compatible with ddwrt firmware (installed fine on mine), but i don't recall if ddwrt has that either (would think it did, but can't confirm).
 

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My question is: Is there a way to limit bandwidth for 1 min and then increase bandwidth to maximum for 1 min? The reason I ask is that I have comcast, and comcast has a powerboost feature that allows a great burst of speed for about 1 min and then lowers it back to your normal speed forever how long it takes to download what you are downloading.

So when I'm downloading something I will be downloading at 2400kB/s at the start and then my speed will drop down to my normal speed of 1080kB/s after about a minute. I found that if I cap my bandwidth at 900kB/s and leave it there for 1 min and then release the cap I will get the 2400kB/s for 1 more min before it goes back to normal speed, I can do this over and over but I have to be at my pc constantly adjusting the bandwidth.

So is there some software that will automatically cap and then uncap my bandwidth?
 

Answer:Is there a way to limit bandwidth for 1 min and then allow max bandwidth the next min

sorry, but I'm not sure this question is allowed by forum rules
 

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I'm connecting my son's computer to my network so he can access some school related websites for some assignments he has to do. But I don't want him being on his computer all day (time-management), and I want him to have access to only the websites I allow (white-list).

I'm thinking some sort of proxy server would be the best bet, but which one? Also, how would I lock him down, but not myself if I'm on his computer?
 

Answer:How to limit access to internet on kids' computer

You could use the windows live parental controls. Have your kid on a limited account and yours as an admin. Set the appropriate restrictions in the software. Could also look at k9 web filtering software from Blue Coat, its free for home use. Those will be your free and simple options. If you want to get more technical you could setup a web proxy server and set user based policies. I've done this with astaro home before. Have to authenticate and configure proxy settings in your browser, though.
 

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We have a small network which accesses the internet through a windows XP computer using Internet connection sharing. Is there a way that I can restrict users on other computers from accessing the internet for more than say 3 hours per day each? Thanks

Answer:How do I time limit users access to the Internet

disconnect the pc from the net when you want to stop people from using it

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im having troubles when i plug my ethernet up It will acknowledge the LAN
but has limited connectivity and cannot access the [COLOR=#3676a2! important][COLOR=#3676a2! important]internet[/COLOR][/COLOR] through the
router. i plugged my laptop in at other places and college and such and it worked, but i just moved in with some roomates and its not working here for some reason. any ideas what i can do to fix this?

Answer:limit connectivity wont access internet

any body know?

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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
Thanks
 

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
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

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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Hello.

Im on a network of 3 pc's, my PC is the server running the internet connection.

My sister got a webcam for christmas, and its hogging the bandwidth, making any online game unplayable, and general websites slow.

I used to use net limiter for my general limits of certain applications, but it does not work in this case. Is there any software that i can use to limit the upload rate so i can get some bandwidth back?

Thank you.
 

Answer:How can i limit my bandwidth speeds?

I just pulled this up with a quick Google search, but I have never used it.

http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/
 

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Can anyone advise on any open source or Freeware bandwidth limiting software? When I'm downloading at home my housemates complain that their connection becomes slow. I would like to limit the download rate on may machine so it caps at half capacity...

My router doesn't seem to have any QoS features...
 

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guys, do you know how to bypass isp's bandwidth limit? i have a very slow intenet and i want it to become faster. i'm using linksys wrt54g router. please help. thanks.

Answer:How to bypass isp's bandwidth limit?

It's not possible.

Some cable internet providers and / or cable modems have UL/DL limits, even if your lease is faster.

For instance if you pay for a 10 Mbps line, your download speed in ideal conditions would be about 1200 kBps, but a cable modem might have a 512 kBps cap. It's possible to uncap a cable modem, 'let the beast out', but it's a procedure that can go really wrong.

You can not uncap DSL / ADSL / VDSL modems or routers.

Kari

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Hey. I am downloading games for different services. But I like to to play games while downloading but the ping is high. I have tried netbalancer but the free limit is too low and paying for such software is dump so are there any free software to controll bandwidth?

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I carry out work at a complex inhabited by students in the UK.
I have a 20 meg(ish) connection coming in to a wireless router which goes on to a 32 port network switch/hub which has 32 hardwired lines supplying 32 rooms throughout the building

The problem is that a few people are filesharing & jamming up the connection for everyone else.
What i need to do is limit the individual connections to each user so they still have a good connection but cannot dominate the network

Also the wireless is active and covers a couple of communal rooms next to the router which have no hardwired connections, so ideally the wireless would need capping too but thats not critical

Answer:How to limit bandwidth across a network

You should be able to do this through the routers interface by using "access contol" and the QOS engine. The required settings are a bit different for all types of routers so it's hard to give exact instructions for this.

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We have three PC's at home, all connected through a router.
It seems that one of the computers has an higher priority for the connection speed.
If all of the computers are downloading, that one will have the maximum possible download speed, and the rest of the computers will get nearly nothing of the internet bandwidth, which means that it'll take them a few minutes to load a simple webpage. Sometimes the webpage will not load until the computer with the higher priority will complete or stop downloading.

How can I change that?
 

Answer:Bandwidth limit/priority

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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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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 bothersome........an 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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Is there any way of limiting the amount of bandwidth my brother's computer uses when he is connected to the internet? He plays World of Warcraft and it slows all the other computers down.Is there a setting in Windows or on the router we can change?

Answer:How to limit bandwidth on 1 computer?

Simple answer is "No". It can be done in commercial network installations, but the equipment necessary is very expensive and beyond the reach of normal home network users.

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This error message appears when I try to access a forum I visit regularly."The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later"What does it mean ?ThanksS

Answer:Bandwidth limit exceeded

It means you'll have to wait until [probably] tomorrow until you can view the forum.The host has a limit of the max data transfer and it has been exceeed as the forum is popular?Probably a free host with a limit, when the limit has been reached the forum is no longer available.

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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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my roomate downloads torrents and i told him to set an upload limit but he doesnt listen so he leaves it on unlimited. which makes gaming hard for me . How do i limit it? i control the router which is a linksys 54g wireless.
 

Answer:how do i limit the bandwidth my roomate uses.

Configure the QoS on it. I'm not 100% familiar with linksys as I use D-link, but it should all be the same, you just need the right firmware.
The sveasoft firmware is necessary as it adds quite a few features that are not available in the normal firmware. You can find the firmware at http://wrt54g.thermoman.de/
Get the latest version 1.04 right now. Make sure you get the appropriate firmware because you can't load the g firmware on a gs and vice versa.
Once this is done, you should have the necessary settings to limit his bandwidth.
I can't guarantee this will work, but it should be close- like i said i don't usually use linksys.

Hope that helps
 

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Situation;

I want to limit the speed of the internet to others computer. I have 3 computers in total, 2 desktop and 1 wireless laptop. When i play game. The others computer in use start giving me some lag to my connection and some slow downs when they watch a video. I have a router. The product is D-Link WBR-1310. I went to http://192.168.0.1/ and there is no option to limit bandwidth to each computer. So i wonder if there is a possible way to limit others computer bandwidth? Such as an application?

I have 3 computer and 2 of them are connected to the router and 1 is wireless laptop. I cannot manage to limit their internet speed nor able to block any access. Is there a possible way to limit their internet speed through an application?

If there is an application that does the job very well and highly good one. Please mention it in your post. I am looking forward any application and willing to pay for one and hopefully soon and a working one.

Thank you

P.S: I have windows xp professional 32 bit
 

Answer:How To Limit Bandwidth To Others Computer?

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Hello, I am new there.
I use a Linksys E1200 running DD-WRT in my office.

I am getting a new 100 MBPS internet plan but with 200 GB download limit for a month.

I want to set up a limit to the bandwidth to the devices in the network to around 1 MBPS. How do I achieve this?
All devices are connected wirelessly except one PC.
Please help, I have looked everywhere on the internet but haven't found anything.
 

Answer:Limit bandwidth to devices?

Do you have other options for plans? At 100 Kbs 200 Gigabytes isn't very much. WE have a TB limit with ours.
 

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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 ... ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_traffic_measurement
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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Hi I have a cyber cafe set up with 10 windows xp machines. My monthly internet usage cap is 15 gb. I want to limit the bandwidth for each computer. Currently the ADSL router is connected directly to the switch. So there is no security as such. Is there any way i could limit the net useage on each computer? Like maybe reduce the speed or not allow downloading or anything of that sort? Because I want to limit my daily usage to not more than 500 mb. Please help.. Thanks!!
 

Answer:Limit my bandwidth usage

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Bandwidth-Tools/DU-Super-Controler.shtml

http://bandwidthcontroller.com/trafficShaperXp.html

http://www.netlimiter.com/
 

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I tried the way the manule says to do it and it did not work vbox 4.12

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Heres the story:

I use usenet all the time for downloading large files. I like it because I get full download speeds at all times when i am downloading.

Sometimes however, i will have to work on the internet while i am downloading. When downloading, all my internet bandwidth is used by my usenet client/nzb grabber. I download about 900-1000 kBytesps (7mbit connection usually). What i would like to do is:

be able to limit the usenet downloads to say 500kBps, leaving the other 400-500 kBps for other applications that need internet access. This should be a solution that can be easily turned on or off based on my needs.

If you guys know of anything that can do this, let me know!!! Thanks

-Tenz

Answer:How To limit bandwidth for one program

Anyone???

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I currently have 5 pc's (2 wired, 3 wireless) on my router and I was wondering if there was a software I could intstal on all/one PC to limit/allocate my Internet bandwidth on a per PC basis so that I could split my 5 Megabit cable connection five ways. Is this possible to do or is there a software that can regulate bandwidth on a PC so one PC does not hog all the bandwidth???
 

Answer:How to limit bandwidth per PC on network?

What router do you have?
 

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Hello,

I have a linksys WAG200G router. I would like to set a limit for my wireless bandwidth as i am sharing it with another partner. I have his MAC address.

I tried doing it using my router but it seems that it won't work. I was thinking of any softwares that can help me.

If you have any other solutions, i will be glad to hear it from you.

Regards
 

Answer:How to limit wireless bandwidth?

Look for the QoS settings in the router. They discriminate on the services, not the user
eg: lower bandwidth for ICQ, P2P, Stream, Facebook, BitTorrent ....
 

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ok i live in a large college house of about 20 guys. one guy is a complete jerk and sucks all the bandwidth most of the day. we have a dsl line with a 16 port netgear switch. how can i limit this guy's bandwidth so the rest of the house can use the internet? installing an app on his computer is out of the question. any ideas?

edit* btw, my dsl modem is a sprint dsl modem and i have gone into the modem but was unsuccessful to find anyways of limiting bandwidth.
 

Answer:How do you limit bandwidth on a network?

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Whenever I run a .torrent for anything, it slows down the net on both PCs on the router. Is there a way to make the router lower the priority on the torrent so web traffic on other ports get attention first, or the other PC on the LAN gets its bandwidth first? I'm thinking sort of like the way [email protected] works, how [email protected] only gets CPU cycles when there are CPU cycles to spare. Is it possible to set up a router or a torrent client so it gets last priority, ensuring that normal surfing traffic gets attention first? Or is that just a natural byproduct of the BT swarm method? Thanks for any advice
 

Answer:Any way to limit torrent app's bandwidth use?

try using this torrent client program... its called burst http://krypt.dyndns.org:81/torrent/index.phtml

It has a lot of options you can mess around with including bandwidth usage, ports, and maximum number of users allowed.
 

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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?

Netlimiter
 

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Is there anyway to limit the amount of bandwidth that iTunes uses? I subscribe to a lot of podcasts and it will eat up all my bandwidth when it downloads them. Since I share this connection with a web server, I cannot have it zapping all the bandwidth while it downloads. Some of the bigger videos podcasts can take 15 minutes to download and maxes out my bandwidth the entire time. And if I haven't opened iTunes in awhile, it will take a good half hour to download all of the new episodes.
Thanks
 

Answer:Limit iTunes Bandwidth

you could tell it to only download one thing at a time.
 

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Yo guys!!!

I have 2 pc at the moment one running XP (for me) and another running vista(for sis)
my pc is connected to a modem (Netgear DG834v2) and a wireless router (Linksys WRT150N).

my sis pc is using the internet through wireless network.

Is it possible to limit the amount of internet bandwidth to my sis?(e.g like i have net connection of 512kps and make sure we get even share? so i can game while she stream video )
 

Answer:Limit bandwidth allocation

With the setup you have and the scenario your describing the short answer is no. Most SOHO routers don't do bandwitch throtteling on their own and most linksys the best you can get is QoS which will only assign a priority (not a true bandwidth designation just more of a who gets first precidence which in both streaming and in gaming will make one or the other person very unhappy)
 

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I have a home LAN with 2 computers and 2 gaming systems (xbox and ps2) connected to a cable modem via a D-Link DI-604 router. I would like to be able to cap the bandwidth available to the game consoles. When my roommate is gaming online, it eats up so much bandwidth that my internet connection on my computer slows to a crawl. Can I do this via software? I was hoping I could do it with the router itself, but I couldn't find anything resembling bandwidth allocation in its built-in web configuration pages.
 

Answer:Can I limit bandwidth to one device on my LAN?

May be this can Help.

Link to: 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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Set up:
Actiontec M1000 - running in DMZ mode pointing to wireless router
WRT54GS Version 7.2.06 (wireless router with 4 ports)
6 Meg DSL Connection

Issue: Computer connecting via wireless router running program that requires port forwarding. This program runs between 500 - 700 kbs. When this program is running at these speeds the speeds of other computers is running at anywhere from .03 megs to .6 megs. I cannot install any third party software on the computer running the program that needs forwarded ports. I also cannot install any hardware on the network.

This is what I have tried to so far:

Accessing the WRT54GS Config page I selected QoS. The computers that I am most worried about with the low speed test are hard wired. I have selected Ethernet Port Priority for ports 1 and 2 (mine and my girlfriends computer) I set the Priority to high for both port one and two. We are the only one's hardlined from this router. Everyone else is wireless. I also enabled flow control for these two ports. I have also changed the device priority allowing for highest priority for our mac addresses. There is no difference in our speeds while hardlined and our devices listed in Device Priority. I have also listed the port in the Application Priority and set it to low. Speeds of hardlined computers are still unchanged. It seems that with the WRT54GS these settings are just psychological.

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For any linux/iptables gurus out there:

On a home network with a router running Tomato, would it be possible to restrict upload/download bandwidth to certain sites, like the Youtubes, while letting other sites remain unrestricted (and not just as a branch of QoS, but a statically running system)?

Tomato (shibby's) has a bandwidth limiter function that can restrict IP/IP ranges to download/upload/connection rates/ceilings. But I'm wondering if it'd be possible to fine tune this to restrict based on site -- restricting the download/upload rate/limits on Youtube (or vice versa).

I'm guessing it would take some iptable-sorcery (which I generally lack). I'm also guessing it may perhaps be most feasible by piggybacking on the already available bandwidth limiter function (which I assume is just a frontend for iptable magic) -- laying down a blanket restriction, then manually customizing iptables for fine-tuned rules or exceptions.

Ideally, this would be done without miscellaneous addon packages, like through mere iptables. But maybe that's not possible.

Feasible or nah?
 

Answer:Possible to limit bandwidth to certain sites?

As the traffic will hit your connection anyways even if you limit it (your router/fw would just drop it) it doesn't make any sense to limit inbound traffic at the end-point.
You can do some (ugly) traffic throttling by slowing down acks etc but it wont work reliably.
//Danne
 

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I want to limit internet access to only certain users... For example, lets say I have 3 users: Joe, Sam, and Will. I don't want Sam and Will to be able to use the internet, but I want to be sure Joe can.

Can I do this with active directory alone?
 

Answer:Using Active Directory Users to limit Internet Access

Murali said:

I want to limit internet access to only certain users... For example, lets say I have 3 users: Joe, Sam, and Will. I don't want Sam and Will to be able to use the internet, but I want to be sure Joe can.

Can I do this with active directory alone?Click to expand...

You could create a group policy that would prevent certain users from running particular applications (including by hash so simply renaming the files won't evade the blocks).

Inlcude all the Internet apps in your normal load. If the users have local admin rights, they could get around it by installing other Internet apps (blocking iexplore.exe doesn't keeping them from running Opera if they can install it), but if they have limited to user rights that would be sufficient.
 

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I am a computer teacher at an elementary school.  Since a lot of students try to sneak onto the internet when they shouldn't be, I would like to disable internet access for student accounts during certain times of the day.  I know that Server 2003 can be used to control access to applications, but can it be set to certain times of the day?    For instance, can it be set so that either the student group or individual organizational units can't access the internet from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm but have access at all other times?Thank you!

Answer:Is there any way to limit internet access by time of day w/ Server 2003?

Try this:http://www.computerhope.com/disable.htm

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There's 6 connections all wireless. My rig should consume the most but no, the roku stick is taking quite a bit.

Yes, the simple answer is to shut off whatever I'm not using, problem is there's a wife and a kid. Both have 2 devices on at all times. A smart phone and a roku stick. I have a tablet as well but I shut it off. Doesn't really help.

I want to limit the streaming devices to 6000 kbps and the phones to 3000.

The modem is a Motorola basically, a 300mbps $50 walmart modem. I also have a Linksys N600 router which I'm not using.

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D Link DSL-2730U :

1) How to limit bandwidth to a certain IP?
2) How to give "priorities" among different connection types, eg: Browsing > Torrents ?

D Link QoS Settings Pages
 

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Is it possible to limit the bandwidth of one of the computers on a network? My brother is always downloading or playing games on the internet and it makes it impossible for anyone else to use the internet. Also I watch films from my pc on my laptop and when he is playing or downloading the films lag unbearably. So I want to stop him using up all the bandwidth. Any suggestions?
P.S. All the computers on the network are wireless G execpt his which is wireless B.
Cheers
 

Answer:Limit one computer's network bandwidth?

There is, but you would have to have a router that does it. Also there would be no way to limit him from changing IP's, unless you use Static addressing. I would make him get his own broadband if it is that bad.
 

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Is it possible to limit all incoming and outgoing bandwidth on a Cisco PIX 506e? If so, how?

We are getting fiber Internet connection and our new router/firewall has not yet arrived. Our connection withh have capability of 100Mbps, but we need to limit it to 10Mbps.

Thanks
 

Answer:Cisco PIX506e Limit Bandwidth

easy easy. set the wan port speed to 10meg. when the new asa arrives, let fly!
 

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Hello,
After I returned home from vacation, I received a message from my ISP that my bandwidth had been exceeded and they were slowing down my internet connection.  This happened while no one was home to use the computer and 15 days before my service would refresh for the month. I have suspicion that I may have been hacked while I was away.  It has happened several years ago and the same thing happened.  How can I know for sure?
 
Thank you,
JB

Answer:Exceeded my bandwidth limit while I was away on vacation?!

Assuming you are using a wireless router, double check that you have secured it.
5 Ways to Secure Your Wireless Router | PCMag.com
How to secure your home wireless network router.
 
That doesn't eliminate the risk entirely.
 
Did you leave a computer powered up and online while away?

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I have a 20MB internet connection, with a 100GB cap. My mother works at home, with some employees. Adding home and work, 8 people use the internet all the time. Lots of Youtube videos, streaming netflix, iTunes downloading, and so on.

I wanted something to:
1) Manage this cap. It's over too soon, and we're left with a poor internet connection until the end of the month - like 500kb.

OR

2) Something to manage two internet connections.

I was thinking about a dedicated router - I currently use a WRT54G V8, which is nice, but it has some issues handling the traffic when the internet is in its full glory. I heard about pfSense, and some searches on Google tell me it's possible to do both options using it.

Do anyone here have any experience doing something like this?

thanks!
 

Answer:Need a solution to manage bandwidth limit

they don't offer a business connection with no limits?
 

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I have 3 computers here, they share the internet and i use a router to do that. Is there a way to limit the amount of bandwidth each one of them can use?

For example, if i have 12MB/1MB download/upload, is it possible to limit each computer to like 4MB/0.33MB?

I am using a D-Link 500B

Thanks
 

Answer:Any way to limit bandwidth on a certain computer in a network?

I don't know about that router, but you can usually do that with QoS.
 

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I'm on a pretty slow connection at home for the time being, so I'd like to be able to limit steam (or any other application for that matter) to something like 50kbps so I still have some headroom for general browsing and listening to XM online and such.

Is there a way to do this in windows? I would assume that there is... but I've never tried. It's windows 7 pro if it helps. If not, is there a basic, easy to use piece of software that will do what I'm describing?

thanks
 

Answer:Is there a way to limit bandwidth to certain processes in win7?

As far as I know there's no traffic shaping in Windows, though I could be wrong. You probably need a 3rd party program, or enable QoS on your router and filter based on application (instead of computer).
 

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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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Hi, we have a huge problem. I live with 3 people since rents are expensive and stuff. Anyway, we pay $60/month for 512k/256k cable, I realize it's a tad expensive for the speed but that's the only provider we have available here in my area. We have 3 computers hooked up to a Switch, which is hooked up to the cable modem.

Ok the problem is this. One of the housemates (let's call him housemate2) sits around all day downloading stuff. He downloads 24/7. That is ok during some certain periods of time, but then at peak hours it affects my gaming and housemate3's gaming as well. I realize connection at peak hours are generally slow, but i know for a fact that turning off his downloads help on our connections.

To try to solve this problem we've talked to him and assigned download hours, which in about a month he forgets about them.
We also have downloaded Netlimiter, and i had to remove it since it was causing some weird error when i closed programs. Housemate2 also deleted it and took my problem as an excuse.

We have thought about getting a router, but housemate2 doesn't want to spend any money and I'm not working atm and neither is housemate3.

Is there a way i could tamper with housemate2's bandwidth and limit it without using some obvious program he could simply deactivate? He's pretty much a computer noob, he knows a bit and stuff... I'm not looking into hacking him or damaging or making irreversible changes. I just ... Read more

Answer:Limit roommate's bandwidth without him knowing?

Sadly, your best option is Sygate Office Network, discontinued, but you might find it cheap somewhere. Used to be considered the best, dont know why it was discontinued, maybe it was ahead of its time.
http://smb.sygate.com/support/eol.htm

We have bandwidth controller here that might work:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3397.html

and possibly NetLimiter:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4185.html
 

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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?

thanks
 

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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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?

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1026346787#post1026346787
 

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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 msn.com. 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 192.168.1.3. Here is the Router I have http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=530 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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Not NetLimiter. It creates intermittent BSOD with tcpip.sys error.

Anything else can run on Vista x64?

Thank you!

Answer:What do you recomened for a bandwidth limit software?

Well,NetLimiter is pretty good(and the ONLY one that i've heard of really!)
Too bad it doesnt work with Vista x64.
Might wanna wait for a New version,shoot an email to them asking them for a Vista X64 version.

In the meantime,ill search around for other ones.

Oh BTW,Welcome to Vista X64 Forums

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Hello Majorgeeks!
I have a Lynksis EFW11S4 ver 4 router, I have 4 computers running off of it and an open wireless connection. Is it possible to get some kind of software or firmware to let me control the amount of bandwidth the other users use? A few of these guys download alot (which is fine) but it seems like I have to unplug a few of them to even browse the web.

If it is impossible to do this with software, are their any models of routers that are relatively inexpensive that have this capability?

thank you!
 

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hi guys
pls help me. can u tell me how to limit my internet bandwidth, my speed is 2mbps and download limit is just 1.5gb. i want to reduce my daily internet usage, can u tell me how to reduce the speed to some 5kbps

Answer:pls help to limit intrenet bandwidth in win7

Speed and usage aren't the same. The best way to reduce usage is to avoid visiting sites like myspace, faccebook, and youtube. I.E. sites that have a lot of ads or make use of flash.

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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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