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#92877 8-Nov-2011 14:01
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Hi guys i am having trouble with staying in my data cap for the month. I am currently on the 40GB a month with telstra but one user is currently using alot of bandwith. It is my wifes brother. Is there anyway i can limit the amount of bandwith each user connected to my router can use? or is there anyway i can limit the speed? His PC is connected to my RTA1025W router via ethernet cable.

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  #542591 8-Nov-2011 14:12
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it is easier to ask him to be mindful of his usage or get him to pay what he uses

I hope he is not using p2p for 'illegal' purposes or you will be in trouble

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  #542596 8-Nov-2011 14:19
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  #542606 8-Nov-2011 14:28
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A router running DD-WRT firmware can throttle connections so that you can limit speed.  Some routers can monitor data usage.

There are several ways to achieve what you want, monitoring would be easiest so that you could then agree on a limit per person. 

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  #542670 8-Nov-2011 15:50
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using a proxy like wingate 6 can do it also.. and more besides like which services ports
available but you have to hide your router setup and ports by changing them and
config his pcs to route to wingate which then connects to the router

im sure theres other soft that can do it also.

i find bme extreme is ideal for watching data per pc and popping up an alert at
various stages
you can set each pcs a data cap.
it wont block but can see which pc is consuming and alert users on it
you cna then add up each pc usage and compare to telecoms said stats
which have been wrong in the past

can find there

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