Netgear WirelessG Router-How can I restrict bandwith?

By Rayss523
Oct 25, 2007
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  1. Whenever my roomate gets on he hogs the bandwith like a mother!

    How can I restrict the bandwith on his wireless connection?
    It makes me have 2k+ms response on WOW, with my wireless
    And it makes Halo 3 unplayable wired.
  2. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    To phrase it more clearly I have

    My Computer Hooked up with a wireless card
    His computer hooked up with a wireless card
    My Xbox 360 Hooked up with a Cat5 cable

    I want my roommate to only be able to get 50% of the bandwith through his wireless card. Because he tends to take 90% of the bandwith as it stands.
  3. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    you could try the DD-WRT or some other custom firmwares, if they are compatible with your router.
  4. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Hmm I went to the DD-WRT website and didn't see anything about restricting bandwith for individual wireless access points. But I couldn't understand a good portion of what they were really saying anyway.

    Can I get an english how to written for a 5 year old?
  5. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

  6. k.jacko

    k.jacko Newcomer, in training Posts: 743

    Does he do anything specific when online?
    Not sure if its possible but do you have a QoS type option where you can specifiy what games/apps or even pc get bandwidth priority?
  7. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    I am not on the list of supported routers :(

    What about what K.jacko suggested?
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,616   +82

    Are you the admin of his PC.. If you are you could login into this PC and limit the bandwidth under group policy

    click on start
    click on run
    type: gpedit.msc
    Expand Computer Configuration
    Expand Adminstrative Template
    Click on Sub Network then on Qos Packet Scheduler
    Click on Limted reservable bandwidth default is 20% I remove mine on all PC
    You could set it higher like 50% or 80% then he'll really see a drop. With Group Policy you can really manage the way your buddy access the internet and extranet intranet (LAN) So you're doing on the PC itself not on the router.
  9. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Thnx I will give that a shot.
  10. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    on some laptops - you can cut down the power to the Wireless LAN Card and therefore it will weaken his signal, you can then give it low power and he'll notice that the internet will run slower.
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,616   +82

    That can be altered by that person, it's better to setup group policies are hidden to all users. The otherway you would have to restrict access to the NIC Card Configuration.
     
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