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Old 06-12-2014, 02:16 AM   #1
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Looking for a dynamic bandwidth limiter

Hey all you fancy Linux folk, how goes it?

I'm trying to find a solution for conveniently uploading stuff to youtube. I'm on a rather crappy connection and letting uploads run wild tends to tax it to the point where the net is completely unusable for anything at all. Needless to say this is less than ideal so I've been using my old netbook that I resurrected with Linux Mint to upload stuff and limiting the amount of bandwidth it's allowed to use with Trickle. That works reasonably well but since I'm working with files in the 4-6gb range it takes ages to upload.

What I'm hoping to find is a solution that will let me take the shackles off when I'm going out or going to bed, basically whenever I don't need to use the net I'd like to be able to just tell the netbook it has full access to my connection and to upload at full speed.

I came across pyshaper which looked to be exactly what I needed but after I finally managed to wrestle it into something approaching functionality (I'm not exactly a Linux guru) for some reason it doesn't seem to detect anything but my wired NIC, the wireless NIC doesn't appear in the list of adapters at all which is a shame since it's the one I'm using. I had a quick look through the conf file but didn't see anything that looked obvious although now I'm typing that it occurs to me it could be as simple as typing the interface ID in manually...

Can anyone suggest an alternative to pyshaper that will let my dynamically alter the limits I have set (ideally with a GUI but CLI is okay if not) or tell me if I'm making a simple mistake with pyshaper and it can shape wireless?

Old 06-12-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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it doesn't seem to detect anything but my wired NIC,
just an idea, you can try expanding lan with "powerline adapter" - it works well for me.


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