Is there a way to control internet bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by james111, May 24, 2007.

  1. james111

    james111 Limp Gawd

    Oct 11, 2005
    I have two computers connected (wired) to a wireless router and was wondering if theres a way to control the internet bandwidth on one computer using the other?
  2. ashmedai

    ashmedai [H]ardForum Junkie

    Feb 26, 2005
    Due to length, that showed up as "is there a way to control internet?" And I was totally getting it in the voice of that crack doctor from The Simpsons.

    Whether or not you can do this really depends on what your network looks like. If you have a DSL/Cable modem hooked up to a wireless hub along with your PCs, you can't really do that without setting up a local bandwidth limit and altering it remotely (via the usual means of remote computer control, or if you find a program with stuff built in). It's easier to do on the router / gateway server level.

    If you're using a specific program on one that consumes a lot of bandwidth (bittorrent) then that program may have built in limiting.
  3. enyceexdanny

    enyceexdanny 2[H]4U

    Sep 22, 2003
    If the bandwidth limiting doesn't have to be a "secret" and doesn't matter if it can be easily modified, you can use an application like Netlimiter to limit the bandwidth.