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Need to limit a device's bandwidth usage/slow it down on a network with a toggle switch

Seth L

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A PC running Win10 is crippling networks when it uploads files. Seems like Win10 will take every ounce of juice that's available, even when it needs to take from others to do tasks.

So basically, I need to be able to limit a Win10 device's bandwidth usage on a network that can be enabled/disabled(literally a toggle switch) whenever I need to do so.
Router/Modem is the ActionTec F2250

I know you use QoS, but I have no idea what I'm doing here... Was poking around on the router, couldn't figure it out, and figured I'd ask my friends at Tom's Hardware for some assistance, lol. Could someone break down what I'm doing, in great detail, when using the QoS to limit speeds?

I see "DSCP Classification" and has things like CS7(111000), CS6(110000) EF(101110)
Number of VoIP Phones, Bandwidth per VoIP Phone

...Clueless. lol.
 

SBMfromLA

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Without getting too personal... you said the problem happens when that computer UPLOADS files. Assuming you're using a P2P program... why not manually lower the upload speed instead having it set to unlimited from within the client itself?
 

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I haven't personally used this software, but with a little Google-Fu, this looks like a good contender for what you're trying to achieve.

https://netbalancer.com/

NetBalancer Application

NetBalancer is a Windows application for local network traffic control and monitoring
Browse and do any internet activity comfortably on your PC even when your download manager or torrent client downloads huge files from internet - just lower their network priority with NetBalancer.

Time-Based Traffic Rules
Manage your PC network traffic with rules
With traffic rules you can set priorities, limit or block your metered network traffic based on various settings like time of day, network protocol or application type.

Monitor and Limit with DPI
Monitor and limit unwanted traffic with DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)
With deep packet inspection you can block BitTorrent traffic, limit the Steam application and set a high network priority for your browser or games.

Available as a standalone application

NetBalancer can work as a standalone application on a single computer, just download the setup file, install it and use off-sync as long as you need.

Unregistered Version Limitations
The unregistered version works as a monitoring application only, and supports no priorities or rules.

Removed most free functionality beginning with version 9.3

https://netbalancer.com/download - for the latest version as well as links to the older ones.

Here's version 9.2, which should be the most recent version that still included the free functionality that might do what you're looking for.

https://netbalancer.com/downloads/NetBalancerSetup_v9.2.7.839.exe

For additional assistance, try this Youtube video by Eli the Computer Guy, Bandwidth Throttling with Net Balancer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JroTSxLjeQ
 

Seth L

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I should have explained a lot better. The upload isn't a P2P(I don't use P2P at all, actually) it's when you upload to things like YouTube, Facebook, a cloud service, etc. Not only can nothing on the network use the net while the Win10 PC is uploading something, but the PC itself can't use anything while it's uploading. You can't load webpages, you can't use chat services like Steam, Origin, uPlay... It takes every ounce of bandwidth and allocates it to that upload and to **** with everything else that needs done during the time frame. It's insane, I've never seen something like this before Windows 10 came along.

I have an insanely slow connection; 12 down, 3 up... So uploading large files takes forever, so I need the ability to fix it killing not only everything on the network, but the PC itself, too.
 

Seth L

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Let me get this straight... I can limit a single program's bandwidth with this? Not JUST the device?
 

SBMfromLA

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OK...

Try this. There are three methods given and explained.. This might be easier for you to understand and follow:

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/restrict-or-limit-internet-download-and-upload-transfer-speed/
 

Seth L

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You guys are awesome.
Thanks a lot.
 

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