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Regulating bandwith through a router??



I am sharing roadrunner with my brother via a dlink cable router (di-704) and lately I've been noticing a serious degradation in my speed when we are both on. As it turns out, he has been downloading large divx files, mp3s, and all other kinds of stuff pretty much constantly while doing other computer stuff.

Anyhow, despiting asking him a few times already, he hasn't eased off the constanting downloading and I was wondering if anyone knew how I could regulate the amount of bandwith he has access to via the router.

The ethernet cable running to his computer is connected to port 4 of the router and I was hoping I could somehow cap the amount of bandwith he has access to, so he won't bog me down all the time.

The Roadrunner account is mine and he doesn't really help pay the bill, so I figure I need to do something. I'm about ready to slip an old 10mps ethernet card into his computer in place of his current 100mps card, but adjusting things via the router would be great.

We are both running XPpro on Pentium IIIs and if anyone else has an alternate idea, I'd much appreciate it.



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No, there is no way to throttle bandwidth with that router.

And for all the people who will probably reply and suggest this, QoS will NOT work. QoS only works with a QoS domain server on the LAN.

There is no way to throttle bandwidth with ICS or a router.

Switching the cards won't do you any good. 10 Mbit is still more than you get from your ISP, right? So, if he won't care about what you have to say about your line, then I see two alternatives:

1. Pull the plug. Mean but efficient, you get all the bandwidth.

2. Make him pay the bill (or part thereof). Won't get you back your bandwidth, but at least you won't be paying for it yourself.

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