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# 100038 2-Apr-2012 09:38
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Hey guys, I have some roomies who just torrent all day and night. I dont feel safe as it is on my account :( I have lowered their bandwidth to "low" on my Cisco E3200 router. Everyone else is on "high" because earlier I could not even load google.

Is there any software or method so that I can limit their torrents to 1kbps or even stop them alltogether?

Thanks team 




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  # 603622 2-Apr-2012 10:15
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if you control the modem then just chaqnge the password :P

failing that you could ask them to only torrent during hours when it won't impact other people's usage, most torrent clients have this kind of facility. I set mine up to only torrent between 1am and 5pm so that my evening surfing is better.

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  # 603628 2-Apr-2012 10:27
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kick them off the connection and tell them to get their own as they are using it against the terms of service.




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  # 603707 2-Apr-2012 11:56
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richms: kick them off the connection and tell them to get their own as they are using it against the terms of service.


It's getting to that point as i dont want infringement notices under my name , if it was like a 100mb cd that slides under the radar. But 90gb+ , that has to stop!
I'd rather do a method to block p2p but I have noticed u torrent uses random ports So its almost impossible




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  # 603734 2-Apr-2012 12:23
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First off these is no easy way to block P2P, unless you're willing to start spending some serious coin.

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  # 604242 3-Apr-2012 00:39
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Two options:

1: Most homes have 2 pairs in the phone cable to the house, your or them can get their own connection on the other line.

2: Rent a seedbox and teach everyone how to use it.

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  # 604258 3-Apr-2012 05:41
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Ragnor: Two options:

1: Most homes have 2 pairs in the phone cable to the house, your or them can get their own connection on the other line.

2: Rent a seedbox and teach everyone how to use it.


Both decent options for this situation, Personally I chose to just keep downloading and wait to receive a notice before going to any effort to circumvent the system, After upwards of 2TB worth of downloads since the introduction I have not received a notice.

Very few notices seem to be issued at all (Probably due to record companies being unwilling to comply with their obligations under the same law).

The few that have been issued have been almost solely for Rhianna and Lady Gaga albums so as long as they stay away from them you'll probably be fine.

If you still feel the need to do something then sbiddle is correct, Blocking P2P can be extremely difficult specifically because if its ability to run on any free port so a Seedbox or VPN would be the best option.

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  # 604514 3-Apr-2012 13:24
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Ragnor: Two options:

1: Most homes have 2 pairs in the phone cable to the house, your or them can get their own connection on the other line.

2: Rent a seedbox and teach everyone how to use it.


Do you have may recommendations for seedbox providers? Would a cheap vps do the trick? I have a vpn running to a machine to do downloading but I want to turn that in to a freeNAS machine instead of windows as it is a bit light on hardware lol.

 
 
 
 




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  # 604633 3-Apr-2012 16:33
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thanks team, with priorities in place it has helped with allowing non downloaders to actually use the internet, so with knowing u have done 2tb without a notice, it should be allgoods :)




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  # 604640 3-Apr-2012 16:45
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one option is like what i have done

I have installed an old box with DD-WRT (x86 version) and i have a vpn with Astrill. they have a dd-wrt client that allows you to force what ever ip on your network you want to go via the vpn thus allowing them to download the torrents via the vpn but all other machines just use the net as usual. it also has the ablity to to QOS etc that im sure with a bit of fiddling you could then also limit the bandwidth that they get via their connection.

just a thought anyway



 



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  # 604855 3-Apr-2012 23:35
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ferg_nz: one option is like what i have done

I have installed an old box with DD-WRT (x86 version) and i have a vpn with Astrill. they have a dd-wrt client that allows you to force what ever ip on your network you want to go via the vpn thus allowing them to download the torrents via the vpn but all other machines just use the net as usual. it also has the ablity to to QOS etc that im sure with a bit of fiddling you could then also limit the bandwidth that they get via their connection.

just a thought anyway



 


thanks man, almost every router cisco makes is on that list, not mine unfortunately it cannot run DD WRT 




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  # 604935 4-Apr-2012 10:03
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thanks man, almost every router cisco makes is on that list, not mine unfortunately it cannot run DD WRT 


Yeah i was in the same boat that's why i grabbed an old pc with 2 network cards and set it up on that and made it do the work instead of the router

 

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