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I live with my brother. Ever since my cousin came along, she constantly hogs up all the bandwidth watching Youtube and downloading stuffs. This causes our online gaming Lag. We already tried to tell her about it and it seems she won't listen and keeps doing the same stuff.

Now, is there a way where I can limit bandwidth going into her PC without messing up the other PC's bandwidth? Maybe through software or router tweaks... I'm a noob when it comes to networking and stuffs.

Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.


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I think this could help you.
http://www.netlimiter.com/
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post #3 of 23
Simple, tell her to buy her own connection and cut her off.
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If your router has QoS options I believe you can limit bandwidth to her particular local IP.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

If your router has QoS options I believe you can limit bandwidth to her particular local IP.

Do you know how I could do that? Sorry, I really have no idea how to configure that one... >.>
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post #6 of 23
Get a router with QoS. (Quality Of Service).

You can prioritise certain type of traffic (like VOIP or Games) and also control bandwidth available to clients.
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Do you know how I could do that? Sorry, I really have no idea how to configure that one... >.>

If you have a dd-wrt capable router I suggest getting that because the QoS options on that firmware are pretty nice. This is what my QoS section looks like:

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You can set uplink/downlink bandwidths and control bandwidth priority based on a number of factors.
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post #8 of 23
so9me good susgestions here but only one is fool proof, Beers susgestion of just cut her off biggrin.gif
 
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post #9 of 23
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Thanks for the suggestion on the QoS... I've managed to find it in the router page and saw some tutorial in the TP-Link site. I'll experiment with this one smile.gif
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post #10 of 23
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I little update... so far, everything is going good. No more lag moments for me when gaming. We put fixed IP addresses on our PCs and set it to maximum bandwidth (highest priority)... the rest we just gave them max of 384kbps download...haha biggrin.gif

Ever since, it's all been fun for us... and well, a lot of patience for my cousin who still continues doing stuffs with limited bandwidth (medium priority).
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