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Solved Limiting bandwidth to guest users

August 20, 2012 at 07:57:42
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I run a business and have customers who would like to use my wireless internet. I previously had a completely open network that I would allow them to use, until someone illegally downloaded a movie and got us in trouble. I would like to allow use of the network again, but limit activities like this. Basically, so they could only do basic web browsing, etc. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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August 20, 2012 at 08:48:54
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I would recommend you setup a pfSense box and use it as a captive portal. If you have an old PC laying around setting it up with pfSense is quite easy, and cheap.

If you have a DD-WRT compatible SOHO router already in place, you may want to look at installing DD-WRT on it and setting up the captive portal.

I would also recommend completely blocking BitTorrent and P2P traffic so this doesn't happen again. If you decide to go with pfSense you can do this with Snort IDS or Layer7 traffic shaping.

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