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Old 04-22-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hello,

This is my first thread. I am happy I am a member of your HUGE forums!


I have a router/modem that I received from Bell (Canadian internet/wireless etc... distributor) and I've allowed my friends to use my connection (share my wifi password).

My question is: Is there a software that I can download that would allow me to control the bandwidth consumption and the download speed they use? (I don't want to spy on their downloads, I really don't care) I just want to make sure they are not abusing the bandwidth (my limit is 60gb/moth up and down) and not abusing the download because sometimes my connection becomes REALLY slow knowing that I am on a 7mbps connection.

Any advice? I would really appreciate it!

Thank you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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you can try looking in the router to see if you can configure the ports to set a limit to the bandwidth.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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I looked into every aspect of the router and I was not able to find any "extra" features that I can use. I can only see who's on my network, that's all.
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Depending on the model of the router, you can install OpenWrt that can adjust the settings you need.

You could also try DD-WRT
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Thanks a lot! I will try it.

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Depending on the model of the router, you can install OpenWrt that can adjust the settings you need.

You could also try DD-WRT
I clicked on both links and I am not sure exactly how do I extract the program and install it on my PC.

If I may ask you, can you please be more specific? Thank you very much.
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Hello,

This is my first thread. I am happy I am a member of your HUGE forums!


I have a router/modem that I received from Bell (Canadian internet/wireless etc... distributor) and I've allowed my friends to use my connection (share my wifi password).

My question is: Is there a software that I can download that would allow me to control the bandwidth consumption and the download speed they use? (I don't want to spy on their downloads, I really don't care) I just want to make sure they are not abusing the bandwidth (my limit is 60gb/moth up and down) and not abusing the download because sometimes my connection becomes REALLY slow knowing that I am on a 7mbps connection.

Any advice? I would really appreciate it!

Thank you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Nope theirs nothing you can run to do that. Such an application needs to be on a network device such as your router. Also, the "home gateways" bell provides are not compatible with third party firmware such as DD-WRT and OpenWRT.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Ok, thank you for the input.
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I wanted to do this but couldn't find a solution. I do believe high end routers can do this but they cost thousands.
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