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I can't regulate speed on individual devices on my ISP router, either. If you put a device between your ISP router and the ISP connection, you could use that to regulate traffic flow. That setup, however, can be messy and you risk exposing that device to some truly horrendous stuff. It may be an option, but it's not one I recommend to someone who doesn't work with network stuff professionally.

Regarding the option you brought up, that would involve interference with a radio signal. In the USA, that's against the law to do. Aside from legal issues, the technical side of the solution, being unable to control the traffic at the source, would essentially be jamming the frequency used by the transmitting device. That doesn't limit traffic as much as it blocks it.

So we have two non-solutions... but there's a third option: crappy old equipment.

If you hide the SSID of your ISP-provided network and change its password, the other person can't access it. If you then use the LAN ports on the back of the ISP router (most of them have 4-8 ports for local devices), you could configure an old wireless controller you bought off eBay to send all its outbound traffic to the ISP router... and to offer up a visible SSID for this other computer to use. Because the gear is old, it offers up a reduced wireless speed naturally that results in slower overall access.

If that's not slow enough, put a router in between that old WLC and the ISP router. Configure the port that the WLC connects to to run at the lowest speed possible. If that's still too fast, then you can do traffic policing and shaping to further limit the bandwidth for that other device.

If it's another user that's torrenting, you could also poke your head into his room and ask that the he set the maximum download speed to something you're comfortable with. That's the non-technical approach to the issue, should it be something like that.
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I would like to control the download/upload speed of another computer which is connected to the same ISP provided WIFI router i am.

I know many routers have the option to log in to their interface and do it from there but unfortunately mine doesn't. Is there a software (free) or any other way to accomplish this on Windows 7/10?

Thanks in advance guys!
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: Router advice/recommendation
« Last post by deanwebb on October 08, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
How's the wiring in the house? If it's decent, you might want to consider ethernet over power lines. I'm concerned about wireless signal reaching from the basement to the 3rd floor, even with a repeater.
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Home and Small Office Networking / Router advice/recommendation
« Last post by ChasinJason on October 07, 2017, 08:45:37 PM »
Need a new router for my 3 story home (modem in basement). Only wired connection will be my Xbox and I have 10-12 wireless devices. My ISP delivers 500MB.

Really enjoy my Xbox so would a gaming router provide benefits or is it negligible because of the wired connection?

Little out of my element so any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: Dang eBay
« Last post by deanwebb on October 06, 2017, 08:59:22 AM »
Yep. I need the dot1x.

Now I hate you because you're beautiful. :P
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: Dang eBay
« Last post by wintermute000 on October 06, 2017, 03:00:30 AM »
You gonna hate my lab switches...

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-3560-8pc-compact-switch/model.html

Fan less and IP services. But likely a bit old for you as you likely need up to date dot1x etc?

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-2960cg-8tc-l-compact-switch/model.html
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: Dang eBay
« Last post by deanwebb on October 05, 2017, 01:41:57 PM »
Naah, I don't want to be greedy.

Also, one switch fan is loud enough. Wake me up when quieter switches go EoL so I can pick 'em up cheap.
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: Dang eBay
« Last post by dlots on October 05, 2017, 11:00:47 AM »
you should complain more, see if you can get a few more :-D
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: What Switches are good and cheap?
« Last post by deanwebb on October 05, 2017, 08:20:54 AM »
And now I'm connecting to the Internets via that same switch. Did a speedtest, got well over 900Mbps, life is good.

Once I'm done debugging a weird issue on my NAC box, I'll be able to NAC myself and then life is better than good at that point. :smug:

....until you get NAC'd out of your own network.  >:D :evil: :twisted:

That's why I keep a console cable plugged in to the switch. Worst case, I unplug the NAC box and console in to the switch to fix my VLAN back where it needs to be. :awesome:

But this is also why one tests policies before putting them into production. In this case, put in the policy but leave the effects inactive. Then I can see what gets affected by the policy before I fire it up 100%.
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Home and Small Office Networking / Re: What Switches are good and cheap?
« Last post by ristau5741 on October 05, 2017, 06:50:20 AM »
And now I'm connecting to the Internets via that same switch. Did a speedtest, got well over 900Mbps, life is good.

Once I'm done debugging a weird issue on my NAC box, I'll be able to NAC myself and then life is better than good at that point. :smug:

....until you get NAC'd out of your own network.  >:D :evil: :twisted:
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