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WRT54G Bandwidth limiting: how?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Clarus, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Clarus

    Clarus Guest

    Okay, this has gone on long enough. My filthy roommate whom I hate and wish would leave forever is hogging up all the bandwidth. Is there any way that I can limit him to like 30kbps down and 10kbps up? It seriously takes me almost 10 seconds to load google and this site takes around 30 seconds. Ive had enough of his crap! The worst part is what he downloads... hundreds and hundreds of episodes of bad anime (still in Japanese with no subtitles), crappy hacked Japanese PS2 RPGs and worst of all.... anime porn. Please god help me save myself!

    Linksys WRT54G Router
    Stock firmware
    Im on wireless
    He's wired
    I want to limit his bandwidth, how?
  2. danr

    danr Network Guru Member

    Well, if you use DD-WRT, the DD-WRT QoS wiki says that to use hardcoded bandwidth limiting, use the "tc" command. I have never tried it and don't know what's available on the stock firmware. But, this is a start. Hopefully someone else can chime in with more details:


  3. simax

    simax Network Guru Member

    Seems pretty easy.

    He's wired, so you can limit by port. Also, you can limit all ports in case he changes port (uhm!). And, you can also limit by MAC address.

    Start by downloading DD-WRT and flashing your WRT54G with it. But first, make sure you have all the data you need (ISP data, etc).
    DD-WRT is even more intuitive and user friendly than the official Linksys firmware. Reproduce you current configuration on the new firmware and then finally get to QoS. Feel free to come back for help ;)

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