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I am wondering if there is anything I could do within my router (some D-link) to throttle the speed for different local IPs.


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Depends on the router. Probably not though. – Tom O'Connor Oct 30 '12 at 11:20

You can use the router's QoS feature to give your machine priority over the others. Otherwise you can install a third party firmware to do traffic shaping.

EDIT: Third Party firmware - DD-WRT. You can check if your model d-link is supported here.

Thanks, I will look into this. – alex May 13 '09 at 2:09
I'll second the 3rd party firmware, I just wish it was working on my current router. – Unkwntech May 13 '09 at 2:35
Just wondering, is it possible to stuff up the installation of this and ruin my Dlink ? Is it possible to put the original firmware back on in case of emergency? – alex May 19 '09 at 11:29

If your router has some QoS features, then yes. Look in the admin settings.

If not, you could use an old PC and pfSense or m0n0wall


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