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Windows 7: Can I limit outgoing connections?


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can I limit outgoing connections?

Or perhaps limit the outgoing connection speed? I don't really want to limit both incoming and outgoing as Incoming is never a problem for me.

Is there a way to put a speed limit or to not allow quite as many connections going out of my system (or router)?

Thanks a lot in advance.

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16 Jun 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaumiel View Post
Or perhaps limit the outgoing connection speed? I don't really want to limit both incoming and outgoing as Incoming is never a problem for me.

Is there a way to put a speed limit or to not allow quite as many connections going out of my system (or router)?

Thanks a lot in advance.
There is a third party app called speed limiter. it is here. NetPeeker - Monitor, Firewall and Speed limiter

let us know if you need help


Ken
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20 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
There is a third party app called speed limiter. it is here. NetPeeker - Monitor, Firewall and Speed limiter

let us know if you need help


Ken
Thanks for the response. The Home page for that program says it does not yet support Vista. It does not mention Windows 7. When I tried to install it it says Windows 7 does not install unsigned drivers.

Thanks anyway.
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20 Jun 2010   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Let me guess, torrent?

zzz2496
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20 Jun 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Let me guess, torrent?

zzz2496
Torrents can be used for legal and illegal activity
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20 Jun 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaumiel View Post
Or perhaps limit the outgoing connection speed? I don't really want to limit both incoming and outgoing as Incoming is never a problem for me.

Is there a way to put a speed limit or to not allow quite as many connections going out of my system (or router)?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums,
You can limit outbound connections either by accessing your router and closing ports/modifying speeds.
Depending on the router you can universally access your router using your web browser and by typing in your address bar the following: http://192.168.1.1 you will see your router's main access page and you will be prompted for your user name and password. If you have not set a name and pwd then the generic admin for both will get you into your router. A word of caution: If you never attempted Port Forwarding or throttle back please don't attempt it!
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20 Jun 2010   #7

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Let me guess, torrent?

zzz2496
Torrents can be used for legal and illegal activity
No no no, that's not what I meant...

One of protocols that are sensitive to upload bandwidth is torrent... If the OP indeed having problems with a BitTorrent client, I have a solution for him - regardless of what he use the protocol for... I don't need nor want to know.

zzz2496
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20 Jun 2010   #8

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaumiel View Post
Or perhaps limit the outgoing connection speed? I don't really want to limit both incoming and outgoing as Incoming is never a problem for me.

Is there a way to put a speed limit or to not allow quite as many connections going out of my system (or router)?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums,
You can limit outbound connections either by accessing your router and closing ports/modifying speeds.
Depending on the router you can universally access your router using your web browser and by typing in your address bar the following: http://192.168.1.1 you will see your router's main access page and you will be prompted for your user name and password. If you have not set a name and pwd then the generic admin for both will get you into your router. A word of caution: If you never attempted Port Forwarding or throttle back please don't attempt it!
Hmm... it's rare to a consumer class router to have bandwidth management, specifically bandwidth limiter, unless the OP uses custom firmware... But it's worth the try...

zzz2496
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20 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OK, thanks for all the feedback.

By sticking to google and google some more, I found a nifty little freeware utility called NetBalancer by SeriousBit. It has exactly what I was looking for, and some extra stuff. And, of course, you can't beat the price.

And, yes, It's peer to peer, but mostly I'm using it to watch the World Cup, so I don't know if that qualifies as pirating. You know, that's half the trouble with the web, You can never be too sure what's allowed by the big companies and what they'll go nuts over.

Again, thanks.
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