application for limit usage

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FrenzyD, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. FrenzyD

    FrenzyD OSNN Junior Addict

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    I am using windows xp pro. I am 3 accounts. 1 for my parents, 1 for myself and 1 for my younger brother and sisters. I Using cable with a 1 Gb limit usage per month. if over the limit, internet copnnectio will change to 28.8k . I am sick of my bro and sisters. The download a lot, on each month less than about 15 days, they finish the limit. I am so sick of it. I only check mails, need like 5 mins (sometime smore than that!) :mad:

    is there any software to make internet slow down? :confused:
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    this is mainly only possible if the traffic is going through a proxy server, you could add the sites they download a lot from to your
    C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and add them as entries like
    127.0.0.1 bigdownloadsite.com

    save the file then run
    ipconfig /flushdns
    from the run dialog or the command prompt
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Try this one here looks like you may be able to adapt it to your purpose, maybe. I may loook into this myself because my service is going to be capped soon and I need to know if I'll hit the limit. :(
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Go AOL then you can download till you or your sister and brother drop:)
    It may have some bad points but, hey the good points outweigh the bad points.
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    AOL is never the answer.

    Get an ISP that doesn't have archaic policies, vote with your wallet.
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Yeah you got unlimited downloads with AOL, or you got limited bandwidth with all the others. I know what turns-me-on:)
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Lets not give this guy bad advice OK, I get unlimited downloads too, yet don't have to install spyware to connect to the internet.
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    we need to keep this thread away from becoming an AOL flame war....

    If we go back to the request - chances are this person may be stuck with their ISP and the package (maybe it is paid for by the parents?) and so they are just asking for a way to "share" the bandwidth available in a way that makes it last over the month, rather than reaches the limit before the month end.

    Yes there maybe a lateral solution with another ISP - and if that is an option for them they will probably post or search on threads recommending ISP - then again we do not know what their options are or even which country they are in, so perhaps for this thread we should try to limit ourselves to the first consideration? If no one can find it then I would suggest with more and more providers making their budget offerings capped in some way there could easily be a gap here for some shareware to offer bandwidth sharing/monitoring across accounts.

    [EDIT] Just re-read original post and I htink all he really wants to do is slow the connection speed for his cable to about 50% of what it is now, then in theory the limit (which is being reached in 15 days or so) should last for the whole month.... incidentally I think the link I gave originally should be able to do that for you [/EDIT]
     
  9. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    another link

    here is another link which details in pigeon English the options you have, it seems the first link I gave is a program you'd have to pay for after the trial period - but the third option on this link shows you how to effectively "sabotage" TCP/IP to slow things down, maybe that will do what you want?
     
  10. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Halfing the bandwidth aint gonna solve nothing.
    You need to just stop your sis and bro downloading at all. If its half the speed they will just wait till its done anyway.
     
  11. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If you got admin account on your machine perhaps you could lock your brother & sister out now and then limiting the time they can even login :)
     
  12. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Halfing the bandwidth won't solve the problem, but lowering it alot might. Netlimiter can do this I believe. At least on application level.
     
  13. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    It's good advice.
     
  14. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    j79zlr: not trying to add fuel to the fire, but aol is a bit different in the uk than it is in the us.