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Our ISP provides 8mbps till 60GB after it drops to 2mbps. Because of Microsoft spyware, it is getting used up very quickly through Windows 7, is there a way to reduce the speed through router for Windows 7? I'm dual booting between Windows 7 and Fedora 24.

Also how much would be enough for BF1 MP?
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Our ISP provides 8mbps till 60GB after it drops to 2mbps. Because of Microsoft spyware, it is getting used up very quickly through Windows 7, is there a way to reduce the speed through router for Windows 7? I'm dual booting between Windows 7 and Fedora 24.

Also how much would be enough for BF1 MP?

Windows 7 shouldnt be pulling that much data, the only thing pulling data should be windows updates. outside that there isnt anything. windows 10 yea not 7 though. do you have anything running in the background pulling data you dont realize? as for limiting the speed, i dont think 7 has the ability to do that but im sure there is a program out there that could do it. as for speeds for BF1 MP, hell. half a mb would prob do the job, i play mmorpg's and online fps games with a friend and he runs a 512kb/s connection. 2mb/s is plenty for anything still.
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I don't have anything else in the background. Thanks for your reply.
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You didn't list your router. If you router can be flashed to use Tomato, it has the functionality of capping bandwidth by MAC and/or IP (what you want). It's a glorified QoS that's useful for monitoring purposes, but unlike canned QoS capabilities that come with many routers, it's enforced at all times.
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Sorry I forgot to mention, the router is DSL-2750U
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