Throttling Bandwidth??

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Fry, Oct 19, 2003.

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    Fry Guest

    We finally got out 1Mbit Eclipse ADSL installed, which is being shared using
    a wireless router (Linksys)... We've come across a problem though:
    If one person is trying to play an online game and somone else is
    downloading a file, the ping on the game skyrockets!
    Can anyone recommend a program (preferably free) that I can use to manage
    the maximum bandwidth I can use at once?
    Fry, Oct 19, 2003
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    Vigil Guest

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    Fry Guest

    Fry, Oct 19, 2003
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    Ashley Heath Guest

    Not tried it myself, but a mate has used it under windows

    Ashley Heath, Oct 19, 2003
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    Fry Guest

    Not tried it myself, but a mate has used it under windows
    Just trying it now, it seems ideal! Shame about the $30 price tag, might be
    worth it though.. Will see how the trial goes.
    Thanks very much!
    Fry, Oct 19, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    Following from langlist newsletter
    for software to control the bandwidth available to
    applications sharing his internet connection, I
    thought I'd tell you about a program which may be
    able to help, Netlimiter.

    "NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic
    control tool designed for Win98/Win98 SE, WinME,
    Win2000 and WinXP. It is suited to monitor
    applications which access the internet and
    actively control their internet traffic. You can
    use NetLimiter to set (download/upload) speed
    limits for applications or even single connection.
    Simply, NetLimiter allows you to share your
    internet connection bandwidth among all
    applications running on your PC....With this
    unique and "never seen before" feature Netlimiter
    offers comprehensive set of internet statistical
    tools which includes real-time traffic measurement
    and long-term per-application internet traffic
    statistics. With NetLimiter you finally become the
    master of your internet connection."

    Because the software restricts bandwidth on a per
    application basis, it needs to be installed on the
    PC actually running the application. I've used
    Netlimiter for a while now and find it does it's
    intended job admirably. I particularly like the
    fact it can remember the bandwidth settings for
    individual applications and apply them
    automatically the next time they run. I hope some
    of this is useful. All the best, Mark Hardy
    P.S. Great Plus! Newsletter... worth every penny
    and then some!

    Per-application control is nice, but note that NetLimiter
    isn't a connection sharing option: It's a "throttle-only"
    solution that must be used with some other means of
    connection sharing, and which (alas) comes at a fairly steep
    price: $30 for one user, and up (a 5-user license is $125,
    10 users cost $221). NetLimiter does have a free trial
    version, so you'd definitely want to try that first; and
    also look at the simpler, less-expensive options that may
    combine both functions--- bandwidth limiting plus connection
    sharing--- in a single package. If they don't work, or if
    you need per-application bandwidth limits, then NetLimiter
    could be just the ticket.
    Peter, Oct 20, 2003
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