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How to limit internet bandwidth usage
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:21:46 PM »
If my internet Upload speed is 0.40 mbps and download is 4mbps but i want to set my window so that with all applications combined it doesn't use more that 1mbps for download and 0.10mpbs for upload how do i do that? In other words how do i set bandwidth limit.

OS: Win 7 64 bit.

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Re: How to limit internet bandwidth usage
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 01:33:21 PM »
Bandwidth limit is normally set in the router, but only if the router you have has that option.

Most home based routers from ISP dont have that option.

You can always try the QOS to see how that works for you as well.

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Re: How to limit internet bandwidth usage
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 01:34:27 PM »
Of course you can always try a program on the system itself.
http://superuser.com/questions/135719/windows-program-to-limit-bandwidth-of-other-programs

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Re: How to limit internet bandwidth usage
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 06:26:30 AM »
I tried out NET LIMITER but got some error during installation on Win 7 64-bit and so the application doesn't work.
I tired running as administrator and changed the compatibility mode still no luck.

From the screen shots it looks like you can limit bandwidth for single applications not sure if the whole OS but if this does have the option limit the bandwidth for the whole PC then it is the right program.

Anyways thanks for the help.
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Re: How to limit internet bandwidth usage
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 10:45:56 AM »
I haven't used it my self so I am not sure.

When I have had to put bandwidth limits on systems I always used a small business class firewall router from netgear. :wink:

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Re: How to limit internet bandwidth usage
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