Controlling bandwidth over router

September 8, 2005 at 15:51:38
Specs: XPH, XP 2600/1GB DDR

I share an internet connection using a DLink DI604. Is there anyway I can control the speed at which the other person is downloading as they are hogging the internet 24/7 with bittorrent downloading.

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September 8, 2005 at 15:54:46

I dont think so. If it is your DSL and router, setup logon/access hour restrictions.

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September 8, 2005 at 15:58:46

It is a cable modem and cable modem router. I dont know how to set logon or access hour restrictions. I keep pulling his cable out of the router as it is pissing me off. I have a 1MB connection and I am downloading from sims resource at about 7kb/sec which jumps to 55kb/s when I pull his plug.

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September 8, 2005 at 17:06:29

you can't control bandwidth with that setup

I doubt the other party is downloading 7x24. More likely they are infected with malware/port trojan and those bad guys are advertizing on the web which would explain your bandwidth issue.

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September 8, 2005 at 19:01:00

If you are comfortable with Linux, you can set up a Linux box to share the DSL connection. Then you can use a tool such as tc to set up bandwidth controls/filtering/throttling. You can also set up priority for certain IP addresses, types of traffic, ports, etc. Anyway, just a suggestion. Good luck.

k_Rob - kk7av

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September 8, 2005 at 20:55:39

Rob...that sounds pretty cool.

Do you know if such a setup is very difficult to setup and configure?

I've been looking for some less expensive method to control bandwidth and access time on a per-user basis on a shared connection.

I believe some of the more expensive routers used by corporations can do these things...but they cost thousands.


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