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Windows 7: How to limit bandwidth across a network

18 Oct 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate X64
How to limit bandwidth across a network

I carry out work at a complex inhabited by students in the UK.
I have a 20 meg(ish) connection coming in to a wireless router which goes on to a 32 port network switch/hub which has 32 hardwired lines supplying 32 rooms throughout the building

The problem is that a few people are filesharing & jamming up the connection for everyone else.
What i need to do is limit the individual connections to each user so they still have a good connection but cannot dominate the network

Also the wireless is active and covers a couple of communal rooms next to the router which have no hardwired connections, so ideally the wireless would need capping too but thats not critical

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18 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You should be able to do this through the routers interface by using "access contol" and the QOS engine. The required settings are a bit different for all types of routers so it's hard to give exact instructions for this.
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