How do i limit my sisters bandwith?

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Feb 14, 2010
  1. Hardkaare
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    As the title says it quite anoying that my sister is downloading things 24/7 like 20 songs at a time.

    And that's affecting me, when shes doing that it takes like 10 secs to load GBATemp.

    And in fps games i get a 1000ms ping!

    So i was wondering if there was anyway to limit her bandwith so it wouldnt affect me?
     
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    Ask her nicely first...
    If that fails complain to your parents...
    If all else fails use a software called "Netcut" (I googled "how to limit someone's bandwidth" and somehow it showed up)... I have no idea how to use it, or whether you should use it, though. Go look for some info on it.
     
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    there are, if you have a smart enough routor
     
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    How about this. Seems like it works.
     
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    First ping may not necessarily be her fault and if it is you could probably do with a better router.

    Three ways:

    1) Router side, will require a decent router. Tends to be limited to high end or hacked models.

    2) PC side if you stick it in between the router and the rest of the network. I personally repurpose old machines (pretty much anything will work here- search around and you will probably see a 486 on this job) to do this as they make great hardware firewalls. Naturally it requires the PC to be on.
    http://www.knowplace.org/pages/howtos/traf..._with_linux.php is a good start.

    3) In software on PC. Less fun and easily bypassed, Elias843 linked you a popular one already and a search should net a few more. You might try prioritising your games over general internet before limiting though.


    sideways option- average internet speeds in Vietnam will probably render this useless but on occasions where I have decent connections it can pay to drop wireless down to wireless B if the connection is faster.
     
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    Just pull her internet cable out of her PC, or even better, get your fist out and start beating her up [​IMG]
     
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    Most, if not all, P2P software have bandwith limitations build-in. It's important to tweak them (especially upload limits). You need to know which software she uses, though.
     
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    Bandwidth and Ping rates, 2 completely different things

    It seems the problem here is that she's simply taking up all the bandwidth to the extent that there is none left or not enough for your games and HTTP browsing

    Some router have the ability or the function to reserve more bandwidth for each of the laptops, PC's, etc on the router. "

    This can most probably be found under the DHCP section in the routers settings.
     
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    Lack of bandwidth is a likely culprit. However having too many open connections can also bog down many lower end routers. They simply can't handle hundreds of open connections at once, something bitorrent and other p2p clients can cause.

    If you have a decent router you should be able to do it from there. If not you'll have to tweak her p2p client. If it's bittorrent lower the amount of global connections. I wouldn't go any higher than 100 for global connections, and 50 max for a torrent. Your internet speed will also be a factor for this, so it may need to be tweaked further.

    This on top of limiting her bandwidth like some others have suggest should help. I would suggest QoS on your router, though that is really only helpful if you're -uploading-. Downloading it's not so good.
     
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    if your sister use a specific program, you can find the program's settings and see if there is a download limit speed
     
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    Been using that for a while.

    That and Access Restriction on my Tomato router to just disable my sisters internet... when I feel like it.
    I'm pretty sure there's a mod of Tomato to have bandwidth restriction built in.


    I would be sure to talk with your sister/parents first though.
    Here, my internet used to be 30 kilobytes up/down with around 4 people, so stuff like that happened alot.


    Also, remember to monitor upload, depending on the game, that'll make it lag too.
     
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    YEEAAAH sisters are annoying.... I think I'm gonna use that program too [​IMG]
     
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    Do have any programs like Network magic? It allows you to block anything using your WiFi, mainly maintains you're devices on the network.
     
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    For anyone else who plans to use this for sisters, my suggestion is install it on their computer when they not there, and setup the remote connect, and uninstall the client so they can't change it. [​IMG]

    I used to piss my sister off so much like that.
    Getting the remote connect thing is hard (might want to look online for that), but so worth it at the end.
     
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    There is. I have it on my WRT54GL at the moment. Called Tomato RAF by Victek. You can specify max bandwidth per client using mac addresses.
     

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