Limiting bandwidth/data usage

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buckm17

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Hey, everyone,

I need to limit bandwidth for a vacation home partially owned by my in-laws. It's set up as a mini-timeshare of sorts. The owners are getting charged by the ISP for excess data, so I want to limit my family's use when we visit. I do light surfing, but the kids stream audio/video through phones/tablets. We're not there often, so I know we're not the only users, but I want to do my part to limit data when we are there.

Internet access is through a LAN wall connection. The DSL modem's locked up, so I can't access it directly to see what options it has. When visiting, I have a mini wireless router I plug into the wall socket, but it's old and starting to fail, so I'd like to replace with something where I could set limits, if that's feasible.

My preference would be data limits for each user from the router, but if that's too complicated or would require too expensive a device, I'd be fine with throttling the speed overall.

If there's a guide/tutorial to doing this, please post a link. If not, I'd appreciate suggestions for specific devices.

Thanks.
 

DaveBurnett

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I use Routertech routers and they have the option to limit wireless bandwidth by local IP address.
I think Netgear routers do as well.
 

buckm17

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I have an old Netgear router somewhere at home. Forgot about that. Not as portable, but worth messing with for a trip or two. I'll dig it out, look at the options, and/or whether DDWRT is available for it.

Thanks.
 
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