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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:56 am 
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I have a roommate who is using my Wi-Fi network and downloading large videos and slowing down my connection.
Is there a way to limit the download size he can do on his laptop using my Wi-Fi connection ?


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:58 am 
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Your WiFi router?
Some higher end models have the ability to manage traffic, but most home routers do not.
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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:04 pm 
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I use a modem and a router (Linksys WRT54G)


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:10 pm 
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Which router(s) have the ability to manage (restrict) internet traffic


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:24 pm 
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Why not password protect it so he can't log on?


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Look for a router with Advanced QoS and then check the vendor's web site for the manual to see if the device supports the ability to prioritize by MAC address.
Here's one:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HEX851C/ref ... B002HWRJY4
See page 41 of the manual:
http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/ ... ct2013.pdf
You can set a low priority for a specific device MAC address (your roommate's computer) and a high priority for your MAC address.

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p.s. I deleted your new post which was the same question that you posed here.

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