Options to limit bandwidth for port or mac address?

SMOR3S

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Been looking around in my routers settings for something that even comes close to limiting bandwidth on a specific port, or mac address, but the only thing I can find is priority settings like "Low, Normal, High, and Highest" I did however see this:

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I am not 100% sure if I can specifically set bandwidth limit per port or mac address, cause I don't see an option to do that, so I presume it just limits the whole network as one...

Thanks again guys,

- SMOR3S
 

john-b691

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Depends what you mean by bandwidth. Most people mean a cap on bytes transferred over a period of time. No router that I know of has that feature most because where would it keep all records for how much data each thing transferred last hour, last day,last week ? Device that do this generally are servers that have harddrives.

Now the one a router can do is limit the RATE a device can transfer. For example you can say you can only download 1mbit/sec. This is called traffic policing or traffic shaping. Most devices have what yours does which is a form of qos that in times of over usage certain traffic gets priority but it does not hard limit anything.

DD-WRT firmware has some ability to limit traffic. You would have to go to a commercial router if you wanted to do advanced traffic management and even those cannot do bandwidth capping type of things since they too do not have hard drives
 

john-b691

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You can't with the current software. You would have see if your router is on the list of routers you can update with dd-wrt firmware. If not you need buy a new router...but you first have to really determine what you are trying to accomplish
 

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Netflix > Network > Other People..

I think that explains it pretty well :3

Someone on the network uses netflix, and it lags the heck out of everyone else, cause it uses so much bandwidth...
 

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Use QOS (Quality of service) click the set QoS rule button then select a range of the ip adresses e.g.(192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.200) set Wan to Lan "Minimum Guaranteed Rate" 20% and a second rule with Lan to Wan "Minimum Guaranteed Rate" 20%.

The setting are based on my router not a Netgear so ip addresses may be different or you may want to set 40%.

And from the help text on that picture it looks like you may just need to select the MAC addresses not a ip range. Maybe you can post a picture of the rule page.