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Nv40
05-04-06, 07:47 AM
Im looking for a really good software that allows you to control easily the internet speed of every user conected to your network. And bonus could be a trafic monitoring utility and control of internet bandwidth per aplication. ie.. to limit not only the averall speed of others computers ,but also your own media player/Internet explorer to not use more than X badwidth.

AthlonXP1800
05-04-06, 08:07 AM
Here are really not many programs do that so I found just 1 app called NetLimiter (http://www.locktime.com/) which do all the tasks what you looking for. :D

Nv40
05-04-06, 08:55 AM
Cool.. thanks..
ANy one else? :)

jeffmd
05-04-06, 12:22 PM
I use netlimiter. How ever to control other computers on your network while they arnt actually connected through you (ie internet connection sharing) could prove a difficult and costly task.

Tuork
05-04-06, 05:38 PM
Now THAT will be useful for me... THANKS!

Nutty
05-04-06, 05:48 PM
My ADSL2+ router from Billion provides inbound and outbound throttling per ip, or per port, as well as outbound packet prioritisation. Its classed as a small office router.. Has extensive VPN support, but it wasn't that expensive really. Only 70 quid.

http://www.billionsa.com/product/adsl/bipac7402.htm

Amoor
05-04-06, 06:20 PM
http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/

I use this nice little program to control the speed for every user on my network. Its very easy just enter the IP address of the user you wish to limit, the direction (Upload or Download) and you're good to go.

Nutty
05-04-06, 07:06 PM
That program only works if you share internet through a PC and not via a router.

wnd
05-06-06, 05:52 AM
There are affordable (and very effective) hardware solutions available you might want to consider:
http://iki.fi/wnd/t/wire_cutters.jpeg

ViN86
05-06-06, 01:17 PM
There are affordable (and very effective) hardware sollutions available you might want to consider:
http://iki.fi/wnd/t/wire_cutters.jpeg
:lol:

ynnek
05-06-06, 01:44 PM
I thought the WRT54g linksys router supported some capability to do this.. Either with the latest firmware, or with 3rd party firmware. I forget.. (mine died a few months ago and replaced it with another brand)

Nv40
05-06-06, 08:30 PM
Netlimiter is so dificult to use... :(

i dont see a way to limit the speed based on MAC adress ,only about the useless IP adress that is not static,once people restart their machine on my network they will have 100% .. again of full speed.

Netlimiter only shows my Computer (internet aware) processes to control their speed , but doesnt detect another computer conected to the network. :(

people in another forum told me to install a second Network card in my machine and limit that one ,conect the second machine through the slower NIC. that migh do the trick but will not limit the speed on wireless machines .

perhaps im doing something wrong ,but Netlimiter doesnt seems to be aware of anything that is on my network, only is aware of my machine.

retsam
05-06-06, 08:54 PM
learn how to use QOS on your router...

Nv40
05-06-06, 09:00 PM
learn how to use QOS on your router...


CAN i use QOS without a Domain/server?

My lan is only using WindowsXP profesional.. in a workgroup..

retsam
05-06-06, 09:04 PM
CAN i use QOS without a Domain/server?

My lan is only using WindowsXP profesional.. in a workgroup..
can you discribe the lan in details... the domain server has nothing todo with it ...QOS can be controlled at the router. what kind of router is it...remember your boarder router is where all your traffic goes throught to get out to the net. so you would use QOS controls at that central point.

Nv40
05-06-06, 09:30 PM
my router is..


http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=458


just 2 computers for now..with internet conection sharing , but at times friends come to my house with wireless notebooks.. im not looking to ban from my network ,only to limit the bandwidth they steal from my 2meg cable.

edit
Ok.. found the solution.. :)
More easier than i though ,using a very simple utility called @Netpeeker , and install the aplication in any machine i want to control the speed , and set the speed in the Global throttle settings worked perfectly for me. NEtlimit should also work but with that obvious name it will hard for people to not figure out whats going on. :D now if i only knew how to install the utility in my sister boyfriend notebook without being caugh with the cheat. :angel:

Tuork
05-09-06, 08:49 PM
Ok... I'm having problems with my brother sucking dry my bandwidth.

Does @netpeeker need to be installed in each computer?


As to the QOS thinger someone mentioned, I have a DLink DI624... any idea on how do use that?

I want to leave my brother with about 10% of the true bandwidth available:)

Nv40
06-18-06, 10:08 PM
Ok... I'm having problems with my brother sucking dry my bandwidth.

Does @netpeeker need to be installed in each computer?


As to the QOS thinger someone mentioned, I have a DLink DI624... any idea on how do use that?

I want to leave my brother with about 10% of the true bandwidth available:)


ups forgot about this thread..

Yes you need to install netpeeker in every machine you want to limit its connection speed. the nice thing about the program is that it work even if you remove the aplication from your sytem tray. but will show up again after you restart your windows. so if you want the aplication to be completely hidden ,use any tweak utility that hides your system tray programs. the only drawback is that cannot control the speed of others computers in your network unless you install the aplication in their PC. so anyone with a wireless notebook will have the full speed of your internet conection. oh well.. :/

about your router configuration thats more complex question. im still learning ,but using google was able to find most of my questions in P2P forums ,hardware troubleshooting. there are quick setup wizards in dlink site.. http://support.dlink.com/ but also utilities that makes very easy to configure your router ,like .. http://www.networkmagic.com/ .

Tuork
06-19-06, 01:29 AM
WOah... this is a blast from the past!:D

Thanks for reviving this thread just for my answer!
The problem, as it turns out, has mostly solved itself. The only other person that uses internet heavily at home, other than myself, is my brother, and he just left for the next 6 months/rest of his life.... so I'm good for now. :)