Bandwidth limiting in the Wireless Access Point?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Johnny, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny Guest

    It's more than half-way through 2004... Do any consumer-priced
    Wireless Access Points have bandwidth restricting/limiting integrated
    yet?

    I just share with neighbor and want to turn him down a wee bit. Don't
    really want to have a dedicated machine just for that purpose, but
    I'll happily buy a new consumer-priced access point. (I need to
    upgrade to G for myself anyway.)

    --John
     
    Johnny, Aug 16, 2004
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  2. The Sveasoft firmware with the Satory bandwidth mangager plugin, for
    the WRT54G might work.
    http://members.cox.net/wrt54g/
    However, it's not very fine grained and is assigned by service and
    port, not by IP address. Slowing everyone down that uses the wireless
    port may not be exactly what you want, but it's close (and cheap)
    enough.
    The Sonicwall TZW has bandwidth management, but you won't like the
    $700 price. Same with the Cisco 831 at $450. For UK, the Vigor 2900
    does bandwidth management, but no clue on price or availability.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Johnny

    John Guest

    Put some grounded pieces of 1/4" chicken wire between his wireless antenna
    and your AP. As his signal strength goes down, so does his bandwidth.
     
    John, Aug 16, 2004
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  4. Johnny

    Johnny Guest

    Wowza, that fits my needs exactly! I'll make an Access Point *just* for the
    neighbor and house visitors, and can always "open it up" if needs be.

    Thanks for the link!
     
    Johnny, Aug 17, 2004
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