Limiting bandwidth on a PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vertigo, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi,

    I play counter-strike source a lot, but it gets very laggy when another PC uses the internet (even during normal browsing). there are 3 PCs in this network, all of them and the modem, 256k, connected to a hub. is there a way (prefer free/open source software) to limit the other two PCs to say 10kb/s?

    thankyou :)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've heard that NetLimiter works well for this purpose, but it's not free.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I can also vouch for Netlimiter having used it extensively, although it's not free it does work well.
     
  4. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks guys, i'll take a look.

    still open to freeware though since i've found that for almost every task there is a freeware or open source alternative that closely matches if not betters the leading commercial applications. hopefully we'll find one :)
     
  5. indirect74

    indirect74 OSNN One Post Wonder

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  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    never used it but looks promising

    reps coming

    I don't know what they mean by "viewing and setting" but that looks like you can set the traffic as well

    post back if you've tried this and that's what it can do
     
  7. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks indirect, seems to be exactly what i'm looking for. i'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes :)
     
  8. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    OK i installed it on a PC, and i have two issues:

    1. i don't know what any of the options really do

    2. when searching for some explanations for some of the options i found this:

     
  9. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    i just tried netlimiter, it works a treat, but i'm still not sure whether i need it enough to pay ~$20 for it.

    gotta love how it keeps the firewall/shaper service and client separate :)
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it looks to me like the 20 bucks is a bargain in the time you're gonna save researching the free tool

    I don't know anyone who's used it

    first, a program would have to be qos aware for the tool to work

    wait a bit, see if anyone has anything further to offer, it doesn't look to me like too many people have experience with the free tool though