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limiting bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by matt.choules, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. matt.choules

    matt.choules Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003

    my housemates and i are sharing an internet connection via network cards plugged into a router (Netgear RP614), then onto the cable modem.
    Anywho, its annoying us that one member of the household is hogging all the bandwidth downloading his "adult movies"...
    I was just wondering if anyone knew of a program that might be able limit the bandwidth into portions...?
    Oh, he uses a mac. (boo hiss!)

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It's called pull out the cable from the router. :D

    Seriously, there is no inexpensive bandwidth limiter that I'm aware of. The cheapest alternative is to find a "beater" computer and use Linux as a proxy server/firewall, there is bandwidth limiting software available for that setup.
  3. stod73


    Aug 13, 2003
    Just read the specks on the RP614 and it has the capaicity to "restrict and monitor access to inappropriate Web sites". Why don't you add the url's and IP's your roommate is visiting/downloading from. If you do it right he'll just think Kazaa (or whatever P2P software he is using) isn't working.
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