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I live in a shared house and have the internet split between all four bedrooms using a wireless router. Three of us use the internet infrequently and do not do a lot of downloads. But when we come to use the net. Our 4th house "mate" is downloading huge amounts of data and taking all of our bandwidth.

My question is. Is their a way of limiting his bandwidth subtly so he won't know? So at least i can check my emails before the connection times out?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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You would have to do this on the router side. I can do it with a specialized firmware, but it depends.

What model router do you have? Have you tried talking to this fourth wheel about his bandwidth use? Does the internet work okay when he is not using it?
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I can do it with a specialized firmware, but it depends.

This is about right. You are going to need a typically fairly expensive router or a WRT54Gx with 3rd party firmware. Most home routers do not include this functionality.

Edited by Titan8990, 15 July 2008 - 11:55 AM.

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