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Windows 7: Wifi "sharing" problem

30 Jul 2013   #1
miguelramirez

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Wifi "sharing" problem

So, I live with my room mate, and we share wifi. He doesn't pay any, and I was ok with that until he really started over-using it, specially when I'm playing online games. Is there a way to just limit the amount of wifi he is getting? Possibly 50 Kb/s? Just enough so he gets really annoyed and gets his own wifi. I have a 2701HG-S Gateway router. Can anyone please help me out?


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30 Jul 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might see something here,
I personally didn't want to download the manual but you might inquire about posting a direct link to the information ?
How to kick someone off my network? TeleWell-EA510v3
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30 Jul 2013   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miguelramirez View Post
So, I live with my room mate, and we share wifi. He doesn't pay any, and I was ok with that until he really started over-using it, specially when I'm playing online games. Is there a way to just limit the amount of wifi he is getting? Possibly 50 Kb/s? Just enough so he gets really annoyed and gets his own wifi. I have a 2701HG-S Gateway router. Can anyone please help me out?
Does your router have QoS? (Quality of Service), If so then you can dictate what devices have priority on the network over others. The issue with this is that with standard home routers you can't specify limiting bandwidth therefore when you aren't on the network your room mate will get all of it.

If you wish you should be able to block him by MAC address however to find that out you will have to look at the routers arp table (IP address -> MAC Address).

If you ping the machine by hostname in a command prompt your DNS servers should resolve your room mates computer name to an IP address which in turn can give you the MAC address.

Note   Note
If you have custom DNS servers applied on each machine then the ping will not work. To resolve hostname via ping you must ensure that the DNS servers on each machine is the same as the default gateway. By default this should be already applied


Below is an example of obtaining an IP address via ping:

Wifi "sharing" problem-ping.jpg

Your ping should create an entry in your ARP table since the MAC address is needed to communicate. type the following to see the arp table in command prompt:

Code:
arp -a
Below is an example of an arp table (Some IP addresses have been blanked out to avoid trace):

Wifi "sharing" problem-arp.jpg

I was unable to find the exact steps on how to configure your router however I hope this guides you in the right direction

Josh!


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