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I share a network with a bunch of torrenters downstairs and sometimes they don't have the sense to cap their transfers during the day. Is it possible for a network admin to monitor the usage of other devices on the network based on IP or MAC addresses? If so, what programs can do that?
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post #2 of 9
you can do through qos (quality of service) on your router, it can regulate the amount % of bandwidth it can also i think be done in windows too.
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post #3 of 9
You can attempt this by using the program found here:

http://www.net-peeker.com/

but in most cases you need direct access to their computers to fulfill what you want to do.

If the other people downstairs dont want to install programs to monitor them i suggest creating a linux box of sorts to do the traffic monitoring.
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post #4 of 9
You can always unplug their connection
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post #5 of 9
could use qos or when they aren't there mess around with their torrent programs
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Ping them to death with an evil script...
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post #7 of 9
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I don't think net peeker is compatible with vista x64.

Could someone point me in the direction of a faq or something about QoS traffic management?
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post #8 of 9
Try this wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_shaping
and this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_Service
If you have a linksys router, go under the games and apps tab and go to qos and you can prioritize apps and/or mac address
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post #9 of 9
If you have access to the router try using QOS (Quality of Service). If you don't I'd either use WireShark or Ethereal to monitor that'll let you do it by Mac or IP.
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