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    Internet techy persons needed

    I need to know if there is a way I can limit consumption of my kB upload/download when someone uses the router this computer is hooked up to. Is there anyway I can set a limit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    I need to know if there is a way I can limit consumption of my kB upload/download when someone uses the router this computer is hooked up to. Is there anyway I can set a limit?
    The short answer is that some routers will let you do this, and some won't. This would definitely be an RTFM issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    I need to know if there is a way I can limit consumption of my kB upload/download when someone uses the router this computer is hooked up to. Is there anyway I can set a limit?
    Depends on the router.

    Enterprise Cisco routers can do rate limiting based on source IP or source MAC address. What type off router do you have?
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    If it's not bandwidth you really want, but priority, you can also put your computer at a higher priority than the other computer. Like I have our TiVo set to a priority lower than our 2 computers so it doesn't bog down the network getting content.

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    It's a Belkin 54G. How do I set this priority thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    It's a Belkin 54G. How do I set this priority thing?
    I looked at Belkin's site and I didn't that you could, perhaps you could contact Belkin.

    But if you can do it there is some info you need.

    1. Do you run your router as DHCP server, if so you will probably want to do it based on MAC address
    2. If you do not run DHCP then you can do it based on the IP

    If you do DHCP your Wifi should be set up for MAC based authentication, if it isn't someone could get on your network and use as much bandwidth as they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    I looked at Belkin's site and I didn't that you could, perhaps you could contact Belkin.

    But if you can do it there is some info you need.

    1. Do you run your router as DHCP server, if so you will probably want to do it based on MAC address
    2. If you do not run DHCP then you can do it based on the IP

    If you do DHCP your Wifi should be set up for MAC based authentication, if it isn't someone could get on your network and use as much bandwidth as they want.
    MAC is easily forged if someone wants on badly enough. It is a security measure, but I'd combine MAC filtering with WPA2-PSK, or perhaps WPA-PSK if your wireless stuff doesn't work with WPA2. In either case, use a long password (20+ chars at the minimum, I use all 63 chars with a random password generator, and store the password on a USB flash drive to paste into machines... its way overkill, but I don't need to worry about that security avenue) Don't bother using WEP... even a Windows Smartphone can break that if someone sits around long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    MAC is easily forged if someone wants on badly enough. It is a security measure, but I'd combine MAC filtering with WPA2-PSK, or perhaps WPA-PSK if your wireless stuff doesn't work with WPA2. In either case, use a long password (20+ chars at the minimum, I use all 63 chars with a random password generator, and store the password on a USB flash drive to paste into machines... its way overkill, but I don't need to worry about that security avenue) Don't bother using WEP... even a Windows Smartphone can break that if someone sits around long enough.

    you are absolutely correct, the mac auth that I use a home an work is just another layer of security in addition to WPA2
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    If it's p2p traffic and you want to be cooperative on your network, you may be able to cap up/down rates within the application.

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