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Question: How do I block torrents?

I am sharing my internet connection with someone and he is a bandwidth hogger. He is downloading through torrent 24/7 and while he's downloading he is also watching multiple youtube videos and browsing at the same time. I only have a 2mbps connection and quite frankly I'm the only one paying and he's freeloading.

I am not assertive enough and I do not want to talk to him about it. I would like to just control his usage on my own if there is a way. He doesn't know much about computers so he will not know what I will be doing anyway. He'll just think there's a problem with the torrent.

I am familiar with computers but I do not know anything about network management. Please enlighten me on how I can stop this. Please give me detailed for-dummies instructions or a link where I can read noob friendly instructions.

Here is our setup. We are both on laptops and I am sharing the internet to him via ad-hoc on my laptop. I don't have the budget yet to buy a router.
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who pays for it?
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cos your on a ad hoc its hearder. get a cheap router and then you can limit the useage.
the only other thing i can think off is disconect him from the ad hoc and say your having problems or just talk to him
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Well I can disconnect him from the adhoc but that part he knows how to do. So that wouldn't be useful since he'll bug me to try and connect him again.

Suppose I have a router... how do I block the torrent then?

@Ulquiorra I pay for the internet.
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Well I can disconnect him from the adhoc but that part he knows how to do. So that wouldn't be useful since he'll bug me to try and connect him again.
Suppose I have a router... how do I block the torrent then?
@Ulquiorra I pay for the internet.

Just ask him to like only download at night? I mean how many Linux ISOs does he need?
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A buddy of me uses a Bandwidth monitor program (he's offline now so can't ask)

He uses it to "control" his bandwidth... Maybe you need something like that?

Bandwidth monitor???? (not sure it's called like that...)

EDIT: I think it was this:

http://www.bwmonitor.com/
   
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If he really is a "buddy," he should understand where you're coming from. He knows he's freeloading and getting the best of you. Stand up for yourself dude! Just my two cents.

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1) Turn off ad-hoc
2) Ask for cash when he approaches you
3) ???
4) Profit
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yeh if your paying for it tell him enough is enough. Or enable windows wirewall outgoing and block everything but 80 and 443:P
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Just ask him to like only download at night? I mean how many Linux ISOs does he need?

Well its not that simple. We are not that close and I wouldn't start any conflict. Telling him to switch off his torrent and not hog the bandwidth will cause tension. As I said earlier I am not assertive and would not like to talk about anything that will cause conflict.
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