Is there a way to limit bandwidth using wrt54gc?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by what?, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. what?

    what? LI Guru Member

    I am currently sharing my internet connection with my housemate.
    He keeps d/ling all the time, and does not set an upload limit to his bittorrent client. I have talked to him about it, but he is still doing it anyway.
    and he is constantly streaming audio and video, either with youtube, or some radio station.

    Is there a way to limit his bandwidth, so that i can play my online game without lagging badly?

    any advice will be greatly appreciated !

    P.S. we are both using wireless, not wired.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I always love those situations, i believe there is a way but i dont remember off hand i am sure someone will though. I think you should teach him a lesson, change the ip scheme and turn off dhcp then only you know what it is. And then be frank with him, and tell him if he cant play nice then to get his internet elsewhere. Least thats my 2cents worth.
  3. what?

    what? LI Guru Member

    someone please help !
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    there is afaik NO QoS on this device. Generally gaming and BT dont go together.


    1. do as ifican suggests,
    2. get a router like the WRT54GL that you can limit bandwidth by IP address (iptable rules) and lower his priority as well
    3. put up with your mates Bitorrents and stop playing games.
    4. get your own line in for the internet.
    5. get rid of your housemate :)

    The help has been given, you just have to accept one of the above.

    TRASTARO LI Guru Member



  6. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    the original poster has a WRT54GC. You have a WRT54G-v5... go figure :)
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