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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-20-2019, 09:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Restricting bandwidth to devices on the LAN

As the title says.. I am trying to restrict bandwidth to devices on my home LAN. I recently had gigabit fiber installed, with a cat6 cable running directly from the main panel in the basement and into the back of my gateway/router. From there, I've got a short ethernet cable running from a port on the router and directly into my Aquantia 5GbE LAN port on my motherboard (Max 11 Formula). I have about 10 devices on the WLAN and the PC i just described is the only ethernet device.

So im sharing the internet with some upstairs neighbors, who are contributing for some of the monthly bill, but I am paying the most out of 3 of us. So far its been great in most cases, but there have been a few times when things get bogged down a little (most likely during peak hours i.e. 5-9pm). I have looked at a few videos on how to limit bandwidth using some software tools, and Im also familiar with QoS in the router firmware, but I'm unsure about using the former and the latter isnt going to help in most use cases (from what I've read and been told).
I am currently using the G1100 gateway from Verizon, as it was free for 3 years on promotion. I do have a Linksys EA7300 thats only a few months old, but I stopped using it when I got the new one from Verizon.

Hopefully this is enough information about my setup and what I am trying to achieve. Any advice on how to limit the allowed bandwidth of the devices on my network would be appreciated! (i have this image in my head of the Steam download settings where you can choose, for example, 1 MB/s cap for game downloads, which means that it cannot use any more bandwidth than that) -- Also I dont reallycare if the restriction can be set per device, or if it has to be a global setting for all devices (followed by exclusions for specific devices).

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Without doing anything else, can you just disable the wifi devices for a day and see if it is still bogged down? Also is it possible for you to see current total throughput on the GW during the time that you experience the slowdowns? That way you can at least verify that that is the issue, from what I read the G1100 does not handle QoS at all.

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