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I am looking for a solution to enable me to allocate/control bandwidth to other members of my family sharing my 1mb ADSL connection. Can Smoothwall/IP Cop etc do this?
Currently I have a Netgear DG834G router/ADSL modem, but was thinking of going with a dedicated Linux box.
I have the same problem here - kids and their illegal p2p music downloads hog all our bandwidth - have considered changing their NIC to a 10mbps and also putting in a box to limit bandwidth. Or I could just hand them a phone cord and tell them to start using dial up, lol.
Most of the bandwidth limiting docs available are hopelessly out of date, and you really would struggle to get it going on a modern system if you knew your stuff. A more direct route would be delay pools in Squid, though not really for a home system. Your best bet is to give IPCop a go, which handles everything for you and just gives you a web interface to manage things.