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is there a router for this? my sister keeps downloading and uploading too much, interrupting my games.
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Set up QoS, sort by MAC addresses, put her MAC address with "bulk" quality and yourself on premium. This can be done with most routers via the gateway (192.168.1.1 ), if not install yourself DD-WRT firmware on the router.
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Just go in your router's configuration and block sis's IP address. And if she asks about why she can't browse the internet just shrug and say "something wrong with your computer" and walk away...
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Originally Posted by cache money View Post
don't go tell the guy to buy a new router, he's just looking to cap his sisters bandwidth


it's not always the best option to go buy a "gaming router" and waste a good hundred or two on something that will not

your best bet is to find a router with QoS capability (quality of service)
routers that have this feature are able to limit bandwidth by ip address, port, and even mac address depending on the complexity of the firmware

if your router doesn't already have QoS, you can alternatively load custom firmware on it

DD-WRT(i think that's the correct accronym) is very popular and can unleash your router to be more capable, secure and stable,

other firmwares are also available by other online developers,
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i got a 2004 router, its so bad, old, and embarrassing i wont post it. Anyone got a good 20-30 router I can buy that can cap it?
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You could also try http://www.netlimiter.com/ . It is a software solution you would have to install on her computer and if she has half a brain she could turn it off . Not sure if there are ways to hide it/protect it never really looked into it for that purpose.
    
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i got a 2004 router, its so bad, old, and embarrassing i wont post it. Anyone got a good 20-30 router I can buy that can cap it?
You would be very surprised at how long routers stay good for . I think I got my Linksys WRT54G right around that time, and it supports DD-WRT firmware.
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