Home wireless LAN bandwidth throttling

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Anthony Bowles, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Is this possible under a home setup?

    I'm in the process of getting broadband enabled (still haven't decided who
    I'll go with yet though) and one of the things that I want is either a 1meg
    or 2meg connection (we're close enough to the exchange for it).

    However there's 2 computers in the house (mine and the kids) and due to the
    issues of putting cabling through the house I was going to opt for a
    wireless network. On top of that though (especially if I only go for a 1meg
    connection) I don't want the kids nicking all the bandwidth (after all it's
    my toy). I know in reality I wouldn't even notice that someone else was
    using the connection but the ability to hog the bandwidth myself would be
    ideal for downloading ISO's etc.

    I can't seem to find much by googling except for the Vigor 2600G but it's
    specs seem to imply that it can only throttle on ethernet connections it
    doesn't say anything about wireless. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Also does anyone have any ideas of "cheap" alternatives that are around?


    Anthony Bowles, Jun 9, 2004
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    Phil Chung Guest

    WiFi IS ethernet, just wireless.
    Phil Chung, Jun 9, 2004
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    Lurch Guest

    I think he means the limiting only works on the hardwired ports and
    not the wireless side.
    Lurch, Jun 9, 2004
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    Phil Chung Guest

    (Lurch) wrote in
    Hmmm.... so it throttles bandwidth per switch port? Then have two access
    points - one for kids' computer and one for main computer. Throttle the
    speed of one of the ports. :)

    Maybe using a Linux box to throttle bandwidth by IP would be better
    Phil Chung, Jun 9, 2004
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    arthur Guest

    arthur, Jun 9, 2004
  6. Yep it seems to imply the 4 ports on the specs.

    Anthony Bowles, Jun 9, 2004
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    Lurch Guest

    I was thinking something along those lines, although if the main PC
    could be a wired one next to the router then only one access point is
    Lurch, Jun 9, 2004
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    Phil Chung Guest

    (Lurch) wrote in
    Yep, I was thinking that too, but I was working on the assumption that
    both machines would be wireless :)
    Phil Chung, Jun 9, 2004
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    Lurch Guest

    Sorry, I'm having a bit of a slow day today but if they were both
    wireless it still only needs one access point as the main PC can be
    connected unthrottled to the built in wi-fi of the router.
    I'm going to go for a lie down now, my heads starting to hurt!
    Lurch, Jun 9, 2004
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    Woof Guest

    So you tell the kids to get off the net when you're downloading stuff.
    Unless you're happy to push more spoilt, selfish brats into society by
    letting them do whatever they want, whenever they want.
    Woof, Jun 9, 2004
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    SysteMR00T Guest

    Consider buying a Linksys WRT54g (currently about £58 on Amazon) and
    installing the Sveasoft satori firmware on it. I use it and it's perfect for
    what you want to do, you simply tell the router the ip address that you want
    to have a lower priority, (the kid's machine) wired or wireless, and set it
    a proportion of the available bandwidth. The firmware is available for free
    and it works extremely well, bear in mind that someone mentioned earlier in
    the thread that Linux would do the job and by coincidence the Linksys runs
    Linux as it's OS.....

    See the following Svasoft link for an idea of what it can do for you

    SysteMR00T, Jun 9, 2004
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    Phil Chung Guest

    (Lurch) wrote in
    Oh sorry, didn't know it had built-in wireless... :)
    Phil Chung, Jun 10, 2004
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    Mark Ford Guest


    I've seen some info on this firmware as well - looks very cool. However, you
    need to be aware that this router doesn't have a built-in ADSL modem, so a
    separate ethernet ADSL modem will be required as well in this case.
    Mark Ford, Jun 10, 2004
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