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How to limit the bandwidth for each computer on a wireless network?

Q: How to limit the bandwidth for each computer on a wireless network?

Hello Everyone !
Right now I am using a broadband connection as my Internet connection and I have a dsl modem which is wi-fi capable. Two of my frnds share the same Internet connection through wi-fi. The problem is whenever any of us watching YouTube videos or downloading something, the whole speed is consumed by that particular computer. I know that many new modems have the capability to limit the bandwidth usage these days but mine is an older one. So I was wondering if there is any way I can limit the bandwidth for each computer.
Thanks !

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A: How to limit the bandwidth for each computer on a wireless network?

You have to have a modem you can log into an has that type of feature. If you are wired into the network, you should be able to limit the wireless bandwidth and keep your wired bandwidth up. Normally go into the modem, go to setting and wireless setting to limit it.
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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.


A: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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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

A: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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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.


A:Solved: How do I limit the bandwidth to each user on the wireless router?
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A:Can i limit the amount of bandwidth allocated to by wireless connection


1) Broadband speeds are rarely what they claim to be. There will be a top limit of 8Mbps (and that's only downstream, not upstream) and then it gets lower if you're further from an exchange. It's actually not the wireless part (which is just the bit in your house) which is slowing you down, it's the ADSL/Cable line that you're using to access the internet which is just full up, and rightly you should be unhappy that your flatmate does this.

2) X-Micro WLAN 11b routers used to have a massive security flaw, which lets anyone login from outside and hack your network:
this may be fixed by now, but maybe not.

3) Looking at the manual I don't think this router is able to rate-limit individual traffic types. There is a big knob, however, which turns off all of a particular type of traffic It's under "Access" then "Filter" and then "Protocol Filters". Unfortunately Limewire will get around this by hopping about looking for a port that isn't blocked and if it can't find one it'll just turn into HTTP port 80, which is the same as web traffic and will stop web browsing altogether.
- Ditch the X-Micro if it has that security issue, maybe ask for your money back as it's not fit for purpose.
- Talk nicely to your mate and ask him to rate-limit his traffic from Limewire itself. He doesn't do it all day, so perhaps he's deliberately trying to be nice already. If he complains, get him to pay the bill. If he won't, do a wee in his milk while he's out.
- Maybe ask on the forums for a router which can rate-limit traffic, but this will just end up a game of cat-and-mouse as he asks on forums about how to avoid rate-limiting, and then you'll have a small-scale version of the game that ISPs play all day with their customers.

Good luck!

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A:How can I limit my wireless network speed

None of the above. The wireless settings aren't designed to limit network throughput.

If you really want to throttle the Internet speed, you'll need a router that has real active bandwidth management, which I don't think is offered on that router.
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A:Limit to wireless connections on a network?

Quote: Originally Posted by JTK

Is there a limit to the number of connections you can have on a network? I have a laptop that only connects while using an ethernet cord. This has happened with a previous laptop and i never got that laptop to connect without using an ethernet chord. I have an actiontec router MI424WR.

Yes there is but it is not your problem. The finite number of concurrent connections is at least 10.

Ken J
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A:Prioritising bandwidth on home wireless network

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A:limit bandwidth

Quote: Originally Posted by croatianchemist


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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A:Limit Bandwidth

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A: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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A:Possible to limit bandwidth in router ??

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A:Need a router to limit bandwidth

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

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A:Limit bandwidth allocation

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

Assuming you are using a wireless router, double check that you have secured it.
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A:Limit sharing to a single computer/folder on home network?

Quote: Originally Posted by pseudoware

Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

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Turning off Network discovery should prevent the other machines from seeing those machines on the network.

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Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

I am not an expert in this. But, you may want to check this out. Configure the max limit for concurrent TCP connections | Network |
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I have updated the network adapter driver, removed the MMCSS dependency, and disabled TCP autotuning parm ( using netsh ). Nothing has worked -- Can you help ?

Here is the test run after the machine has been up and running for few hours :

( bottom number is upload speed which is greater than download speed !!!!!!! )

Here is the test run directly after rebooting :

I am also attaching a summary so you can see the fluctuations ( left hand column is download / right is upload speed ) :

A:Help Please - Vista Network Bandwidth degradation

These are testing your WAN bandwith, if other computers on the network are downloading/uploading then it will lower your WAN bandwith. Basically, this isn't an accurate measure of your network card since there are so many other things coming into play (your ISP, peek usage times for your ISP, latency between hops, etc). Try transferring a file over your network and see if it's slow. If your network card is actually being slowed down then your files would transfer extremely slow. Also, if it is a 1gbps adapter then your actually being lowered to a lot less then 60%, 1gbps = 1,000,000kbps so if your actually being lowered to 5000kbps then your actually at 0.005% of your network adapter's speed, which I doubt. And yes I know that 1gbps isn't actually 1,000,000kbps after overhead, etc, either way it doesn't add up...).

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