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post #1 of 39
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ok so long story short I want to ask my roomie to stop torrenting (specific stuff), but before I do, I want to make sure I can enforce this if I have an issue

His laptop runs wireless over my Q1000 gateway... I'm concerned because when I open up popular torrents and don't properly restrict them, my massive upload causes a lot of file sharing and bogs down the net (uploading in excess of 2MBps)

I'm also worried about getting a legal notice... so is there a way to kill off torrents to just one PC? I dont want to interfere with my torrents because I run a seedbox for personal files for some coworkers (and again I wanna save bandwidth for this, no some other stuff). Hes not really savvy with computers so even a simple method may do. I have access to his laptop etc
 
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post #2 of 39
Can you do it using the advanced setup?

Open a web browser and navigate to 192.168.0.1.
2. Select Advanced Setup.
3. Select a Device from the drop down list or enter the IP Address of the device you want to block a
service to.
4. Select the service/services that you want to block. (Web, FTP, Newsgroups, E-mail, IM)
5. Click Apply to save your changes.

You will need to be sure he has a static IP for your local network and only the IPs for the computers that are being used are allowed traffic. You can probably do it using MAC addresses as well.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/25/11 at 6:29pm
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post #3 of 39
Try blocking the required ports on his laptop for torrenting.
    
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post #4 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;13271758 
Here ya go:
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heres my answer to that:
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post #5 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakingSoda;13271811 
Try blocking the required ports on his laptop for torrenting.

Won't matter stuff still downloads without the ports by DHT.

Need a router with a nice QOS, then you could just limit upload.

Does it support a custom firmware? if the default firmware doesn't have a option? I would check into that. or buy a cheap asus router rt-nt12.
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post #6 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;13271758 
Can you do it using the advanced setup?

Open a web browser and navigate to 192.168.0.1.
2. Select Advanced Setup.
3. Select a Device from the drop down list or enter the IP Address of the device you want to block a
service to.
4. Select the service/services that you want to block. (Web, FTP, Newsgroups, E-mail, IM)
5. Click Apply to save your changes.

You will need to be sure he has a static IP for your local network and only the IPs for the computers that are being used are allowed traffic. You can probably do it using MAC addresses as well.

Cause his gateway is guaranteed to be 192.168.0.1 rolleyes.gif
     
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post #7 of 39
What type of router? Are you running stock firmware or 3rd party?
post #8 of 39
Click down the wireless sync speed to 1 or 2 mbps.
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"His laptop runs wireless over my Q1000 gateway.." here is a idea.... tell him to stop, if he wont, get a wired router and problems solved... getting you service shut off cause he is downloading "specific stuff" is fail if he wont listen and stop...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nil405;13272750 
"His laptop runs wireless over my Q1000 gateway.." here is a idea.... tell him to stop, if he wont, get a wired router and problems solved... getting you service shut off cause he is downloading "specific stuff" is fail if he wont listen and stop...

Or adding his IP to a MAC filter. You can control his bandwidth through the QOS settings with some firmware.
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