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Old 12-07-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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How to control bandwidth to users


Hello,

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.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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AFAIK, IPCop can do bandwidth monitoring + limiting, Smoothwall cannot. Is there any reason you wish to allocate bandwidth to members of your family rather than simply run through your current router?
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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I play games online, and need all the bandwidth I can get
Is IP Cop a good replacement firewall solution? Is is pretty much straight forward to enable bandwidth control in it?
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:56 PM   #5
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I have not tried this yet, but there is a HOW TO about this on the tldp.org site

www . tldp . org / HOWTO / Bandwidth-Limiting-HOWTO / index . html
 
Old 12-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
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Here are some links to HOWTOs that might help:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/ADSL-Bandwidth...WTO/index.html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bandwidth-Limi...WTO/index.html
http://lartc.org/howto/

Programs that might help:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cbqinit/
Edit - Forgot this one: http://www.shorewall.net/traffic_shaping.htm

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sandwhale: have considered changing their NIC to a 10mbps and also putting in a box to limit bandwidth
You must have an incredibly fast internet connection for that to have any effect! I'm jealous

Last edited by tkedwards; 12-07-2005 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by tkedwards

OMG, you would need to be a Linux superdude to figure that all out
 
Old 12-07-2005, 04:47 PM   #8
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Yeah unfortunately its not easy, although as someone suggested IPCop might be easier to use.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 03:28 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 03:47 AM   #10
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I installed IP Cop last night in VMWare, and it seems to only use traffic shaping by prioritizing ports. Is this the only way? Does not seem to allow per user bandwidth control
 
  


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