Limiting Bandwith

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Akash, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hey all

    Can someone tell me if there is a way, and how, to limit bandwith to a computer.

    I have a network LAN of 5 computers, including one machine that connects to the net via modem, that the other 4 machines connect through via ics/proxy.

    Now one of the 4 machines is taking lots of bandwith due to downloads etc.
    I dont want this.
    I want to let him have x amount of bandwith to my choice so that he doesnt slow down the rest of the lan.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I you are using ICS you can't, no.


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  3. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I was wondering about this myself. Isnt there a way to manually limit the d/l speeds on a computer??
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No, not with regular router software such as ICS.
     
  5. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    you mean with all those mtu, rwin, max ttl, etc settings, theres nothing you can set on your computer to cap its speed?
     
  6. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    hmm theres gotta be a way

    ok if the 'regular ics' doesnt work, what is the solution?
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Leedog: Well if you configure them badly enough it will affect performance, yes. But it's really a very bad idea.

    akash: There are some ways. All of them are, as far as I know, "not worth it".
    1. Proxy with bandwith limiting. Some proxy software can throttle the bandwith I think. But you don't want to use proxies. Trust me.
    2. Windows 2000 Domain Server with QoS configured to throttle the bandwidth of certain workstations. I don't think I need to say why this is overkill.

    If anyone know of a trick to get around it, I'll be happy to hear it! :)