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My computer renters are consuming a lot of bandwidth, which cause some consumers to complain about low bandwidth.

How could I balance the maximum bandwidth or the maximum download speed globally (all softwares in a computer, Orbit, all browsers, etc.)?

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There is an old script out there called "Wonder Shaper" which I use for this purpose; something is wrong with my DSL if I try and upload large files at the full bandwidth available; it causes a stall and dies (SCP/SFTP, etc.) so I have to limit the network stack for the whole laptop before uploading.

http://lartc.org/wondershaper/

I use the v1.1a listed there on Fedora without any problems, for my 6mbit AT&T DSL I use:

DOWNLINK=6000
UPLINK=600
DEV=eth1

...which "fixes" the problem at the slight cost of slow uploads. You can start/stop Wonder Shaper dynamically as well, it doesn't need to be enabled as a daemon or at boot time. This script should be exactly what you need.

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