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someguy Nov 27, 2005, 04:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i share a belkin routher with my stepson, is there a way i can just give him a certain amout of bandwith? I pay for this service and I feel like I'm getting the crappy bandwidth out of the deal. I have to live with this situation for now so I can't tell him to get his own, he's freshman in college and broke. Is there anything you guys know of that I can limit his speed. I tried to google this and check forums, but I have been coming up with nothing. Thx in advance.


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S S Nov 27, 2005, 05:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
I have never done this but thinking about it theoretically I think the only way you can do it is if you configure your computer as the gateway and not use the router as a gateway. To my knowledge, there is no way to control bandwidth through the router(at least not the home network-range routers). So what you'll have to do is plug the cable/dsl straight in to your PC and use ICS to share the Internet and configure the router to act as a switch, so that other PCs can connect through the router(now switch) to your PC, the gateway. Having done that you can use a program like bandwidth controller (http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/index.html) - there are other similar programs, google for them - and that can monitor/control the bandwidth going to the different PCs connected in the network.

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someguy Nov 27, 2005, 04:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
Thx SS maybe I will give that a shot. Interesting thought in anycase. I downloaded a program this morning thinking it would work, but it only controlled applications on my p.c. so that was a dud. Hell i'll try that idea out, can't hurt.

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Greg M Nov 27, 2005, 04:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
Check your router settings page...

In the linksys WRT54G you can set the priority of devices/computers.
So, he can still have all his bandwidth, until you want to do something... then his gets cut way down.

Applications and gaming -> QoS

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Michael A. Nov 27, 2005, 04:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
My Linksys router allows me to set these settings. If you look around in the settings your's probably does too.

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someguy Nov 27, 2005, 11:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
Yeah I know the linksys's have that setting , but my router is a belkin and as i stated in another post I think it is just a p.o.s. I scoured the setting and there is nothing to work with as far as changing bandwidth or anything on those lines, Thanks for the suggestions all of you.

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Mr. Aveng Nov 27, 2005, 11:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how can i use most of my bandwith for myself
There are routers that have that setting. I don't remember what they're called tho. Check out some VoiP sites and they'll tell u.

EDIT: VOIP Routers often have that option, Just do some googlin and i'm sure u'll find an answer! I did!

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