newb question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jacktennis, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. jacktennis

    jacktennis LI Guru Member

    ok my roommate completely hogs all the bandwidth every night with his stupid torrent downloads. we are on a wired router. i think a BEFSR41v4. i know how to log into the router and stuff on the computer, i was just wondering how to go about blocking only his computer from the LAN. any help would be great.\
  2. binderz77

    binderz77 Network Guru Member

    Log into the router and under "Security" option: filter the ip address you want to block. You can block the entire port range except port 80 so your roommate would be able to surf the net but not any other port. Hope it helps...
  3. sarotara

    sarotara LI Guru Member

    If both of you are paying for the Internet connection then blocking ports on the router might not be the best thing to do. Ask him to limit his torrent download/upload speeds instead, most torrent programs support that option.
  4. jacktennis

    jacktennis LI Guru Member

    yeah... we both pay. but that's just the thing. he monopolizes our meager connection. i'm not sure how to block all the ports except the one that limits his browsing. i'm pretty much a newb about anything other than halo 2.
  5. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Does that router have QOS? Set the torrent port range to low priority so that other things will get speed when needed. He can still run but will give up bandwidth when other people need it.
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