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Windows 7: Wifi hogging girlfriend!! argh!!

26 Aug 2009   #1
BleepingCrazy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wifi hogging girlfriend!! argh!!

is there any way to limit the speed of my girlfriends laptop connection?

(I work as freelance....so I need speed when necessary)

I've attached my router wireless config screen...not sure where to even start with this.

max download speed i get normally is like 512kbps.....and she always gets like 650...i mean what gives!!! LOL

anyways....how could i set it so its 50/50 at something like 300kbps for her laptop?


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26 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Believe me .... let her have all the speed she wants, the rewards will be priceless!!
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26 Aug 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

there is an app called "girlfriendlimiter" but they call it net limiter to disguise it
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26 Aug 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BleepingCrazy View Post
is there any way to limit the speed of my girlfriends laptop connection?

(I work as freelance....so I need speed when necessary)

I've attached my router wireless config screen...not sure where to even start with this.

max download speed i get normally is like 512kbps.....and she always gets like 650...i mean what gives!!! LOL

anyways....how could i set it so its 50/50 at something like 300kbps for her laptop?
Hi BleepingCrazy,

Better not mess with the CEO, but if you insist , give me the brand and type of the router. I'll check it out.

greetz
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26 Aug 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
there is an app called "girlfriendlimiter" but they call it net limiter to disguise it
Hey Ken, I've heard about it.

It seems to have a bug that will limit the amount of sex you'll get, so I wouldn't recommend it.
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26 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

You know I thought they ironed that bug out in the newest release. Guess its still in beta
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26 Aug 2009   #7
BleepingCrazy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hahah you guys are priceless! xD

squonksc, it's a "ZyXEL P-660HW-D1".

EDIT: Argh! its driving me nuts....I just had a call with a client in the US (over skype) and it was coming and going like crap. the ideal solution would be a toggle preference....if my tower is using the net then /50%....otherwise let her have it! hahah here's to hoping!

BTW....isn't win7 the biz! xD
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26 Aug 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Well, i have good new and bad news.

The good news is that your router is quite sophisticated and it has a section called "Bandwidth Management".
Also good is that you can give different types of traffic, different priorities.
Types being WWW, FTP, VOIP, Email and Video.

So at least you can give Voip high priority, the rest of the traffic will automatically get less bandwidth.
It's wise to shut down the Voip program when not needed to prevent it from hogging your bandwidth when not needed.

There is also subnet priority.
This is where the bad news starts. You can not give a single IP priority in this modem, only a subnet.
That would mean you would have to put your computer in a different subnet as your girlfriend's.

Example. Your computer 192.168.1.20 and girfriend's computer 192.168.2.20

It isn't a real problem, but it could take some extra effort to make a network between your comps because they are on different subnets.

Here you can download your router's manual:
http://www.devicemanuals.com/downloadguide.php

You will have to do the reading yourself.

Read up on the "advanced - bandwidth management" section first,
and then the "wizard, bandwidth management wizard" section.

See the screenshot.

Wifi hogging girlfriend!! argh!!-router.png

Good luck

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