Router Bandwidth Limiting

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by oxy, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. oxy

    oxy Guest

    Hey, does anyone here know if you can limit bandwidth with a router? (I have a linksys BEFSR41 (version 2). I have 2 computers on a network and I want to be able to share files on kazaa and let my brother play multiplayer games at the same time.
    I would also be willing to use a program that limits the amount of bandwidth a computer can put out.. (if anyone knows of any)
     
  2. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    couldnt you limit the bandwidth u use on kazaa itself? never used kazaa myself but other p2p programs i used i could limit bandwidth that way........i would limit one upload at a time and set upload speed to somethin really low......
     
  3. oxy

    oxy Guest

    Yeah, but the slowest rate on kazaa it like 30kb/s, which is my whole bandwidth, so it really wouldn't do anything.
     
  4. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    30kb/s?? are u on 56k?

    i would just disable file sharing then
     
  5. oxy

    oxy Guest

    No, 30kb/s is cable.. most 56k gets up it 4kb/s.
     
  6. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    is your cable rated at 30kb upload? weird...mines rated at 384kbps...but usually avg 128~200

    my dl rated at 2000kbps

    but i keep forgetting which is greater or what is what..lol

    kbps=kb/s?

    oh well sorry if i didnt help any.....:(

    ....just turn of sharing:p ......i like to do my part in sharing but if it screws up my speed too much.... then oh well i turn it off

    btw im usin bearshare.....i limiting my uploads to 8kbps and 1 upload at a time
     
  7. oxy

    oxy Guest

    I was just rounding like P2P and IE does... technically (according to the speed test I just took) I get 3163 up / 115 down.. ANYWAY back to limiting bandwidth on the computers.. lol
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    And the answer is: Nope, sorry!

    But it seems like a widely wanted feature...
     
  9. oxy

    oxy Guest

    You don't know of any third party programs out there that limit the bandwidth on a computer? I was using an IRC fserve and it limited my bandwidth quite well, however I would like to do this on the whole PC.
    Wrack your brains people! Work with me! :D
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Some of the better software firewalls may be able to do this. However I don't know if they can limit the bandwith for the computer as a whole.
     
  11. reboot

    reboot Guest

    You can limit bandwidth on any computer in your LAN, if you know how to limit MSS and RWIN properly.
    Most good routers also allow you to specify bandwidth restrictions per port, or per device.
     
  12. TechSupport

    TechSupport Guest

    i know you can limit bandwidth using a linux server...
     
  13. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    There is no easy or simple way to do it. The RWIN and MSS route mentioned above would be your only out, and it's not a simple process and would be difficult (or at least time consuming) to fix later on. No flick of the switch sort of control with that.
     
  14. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest


    A consumer level router is not going to have this feature.
     
  15. reboot

    reboot Guest

    lol, define "consumer level"...;)
     
  16. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    Consumer level means retail.
     
  17. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    SOHO routers, Cable/DSL routers, Home Network Routers/Firewalls. Basically anything with 4 ports, NAT and DHCP. :)

    As opposed to "real" routers, expensive things.
     
  18. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Consumer Level: Something cheaper than the cost of any three PCs running within the network.

    Good 'nuff? ;)
     
  19. Jmtyra

    Jmtyra Guest

    "Why are we looking outside the box. Look in the box, be part of the box, be one with the box...."

    Yea, sorry, saw that on a TV show and thought it was funny. ;)

    Anyways, let's activate the dreaded 'QOS Packet Secheduler' to limit your bandwidth. I am sure you can play with it and figure it out. You might have to reinstall it if you already took it off of your system. Got a snippet off of a web site on how to turn the QOS off--so just do the same and change the 0% to 50%~80%.

    Here ya go good luck and enjoy..... (PS-XP/2K only!)

     
  20. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Congratulations! You just stumbled over one of the more popular XP myths. Tinkering with QoS won't do you any good since it's not used unless you are part of a domain with a W2k domain controller with QoS enabled. And if you are at home, you are not.

    Sorry to break your stride, but this one is a dead end. I'm afraid there are no easy ways to limit bandwidth on a computer (yet).