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I have a modem, and a house mate. He is using my modem, and slowing down my internet. What I want to do is, limit his bandwidth without using any program like netlimiter or so on his computer. How can I do that?

What are the ways to do this?

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flash the router with 3 party SW/FW http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index then it will support QoS

go to the page then to the Router Database, type in the name and se if it supports dd-wrt. If it does your in luck dd-wrt is one of the best router sw you can use out there.

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I didn't try it, but I will mark it as answer. Thanks –  user33715 May 7 '10 at 5:45

Some routers support QoS which will allow you to limit or prioritize Internet bandwith to the various devices on the LAN.

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Sure, but if his modem doesn't support it, he would have to replace it. And I doubt that a router that does QoS is cheap. –  Lohoris May 6 '10 at 8:33
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@Lo'oris: Well, that's where Tomato or DD-WRT comes in. They do QoS, and you don't need a fancy expensive router. –  Phoshi May 6 '10 at 8:58
    
great, I didn't think about it –  Lohoris May 6 '10 at 9:03

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