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Bandwidth Control

Discussion in 'Networking' started by milindsaraswala, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. milindsaraswala

    milindsaraswala Thread Starter

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    I am going to take 1.5 MB Internet connection and then I will share this in my building. I don't want that some from my building start downloading and eat all bandwidth due to that other will have problem. So what I was asking is there anyway like any router or modem which can through MAC or IP control bandwidth . How can I do that. Kindly help me on that.
     
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    Note that you have to have the bandwidth control on a choke point in the network. I'd probably consider DD-WRT on a compatible router. It offers bandwidth control, it's a lot lower impact that running a computer to be a gateway.
     
  4. milindsaraswala

    milindsaraswala Thread Starter

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    Thanks everybody But I was looking for some hardware rather than computer base.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Like I said, the router with DD-WRT firmware. It's as hardware as they come. ;)
     
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    Or the Tomato firmware.
    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato
     
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    Yep, that would work as well. I don't know about it's capabilities, I know that DD-WRT offers bandwidth management.
     
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