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Windows 7: File transfers hog all bandwidth

08 Feb 2011   #1
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 
File transfers hog all bandwidth

Hello is there anyway to limit file transfer speed on the local area network (not the wan port)? I have a tv tuner farm on my server wich I use to stream live tv to other computers on network. Problem is when I start a file transfer it maxs my connection leaving tv unwatchable. I am running windows 7 hp and have a wired gigabit network. Thenks in advance. cheers


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08 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Does your router support QoS?
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08 Feb 2011   #3
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 

Its a billion 7800n. Pretty sure it only does Q.O.S on wan port.
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08 Feb 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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It should just be a matter of looking at the manual again and knowing the ip addresses of whatever you have plugged in.
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09 Feb 2011   #5
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
It should just be a matter of looking at the manual again and knowing the ip addresses of whatever you have plugged in.
what protocol does windows use for file transfer pc to pc is it smb?
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09 Feb 2011   #6
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 

Just looked again only does wan to lan/lan to wan, not lan to lan
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09 Feb 2011   #7
Maguscreed

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not sure if this will work for you but it's the easiest to use traffic shaper I know of.

http://www.netlimiter.com/
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26 Feb 2011   #8
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 

Checked out the software you linked to but it only shapes internet traffic as well surely there is software that will limit windows file sharing speed?
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27 Feb 2011   #9
RayFinkle

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Are you sure Netlimiter only works on Internet traffic? Admittedly, their website doesn't really give much information, but from what I can tell, it works on all network traffic. It even says it monitors LAN traffic if NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled, which it is by default. It filters based on application.

Did you actually install it and try it out?
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27 Feb 2011   #10
bluc

windows 7rc x64
 
 

yes I installed it. I went through the rules but could not find any reference to lan traffic only lan to wan or wan to lan. Will check again but pretty sure there was no lan traffic shapping.
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