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I have the Cisco Linksys X2000. I have it on my PC an i have an ethernet cable on it with wich i give internet to my neigbour. Problem is he is kinda overuse my kindness and he uses it to download torrents 24/7.

My question is. Is there someway (from windows or router settings, or from Kaspersky Internet Security or even with a third party app) to ban the use of torrents and just let him have access to web pages etc?

Thank you in advance

PS. If it cant be done i would be glad if someone can suggest to me a router that can do it not very expensive

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If it was me, I'd merely unplug the ethernet cable. – tombull89 Feb 19 '13 at 15:31
Honestly, anything we suggest will require some reading and effort on your part, so might I suggest you start with the site FAQ? – HopelessN00b Feb 19 '13 at 15:33
This was closed due to the "Anything in a home setting" exclusion in the FAQ. – SysAdmin1138 Feb 19 '13 at 15:34
@tombull89 is right. You don't need a technical solution here. Talk to the neighbor. Tell him to stop torrenting, and make it clear that you'll stop providing free internet if he doesn't. – ceejayoz Feb 19 '13 at 15:35

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Just download dd-wrt and install it on your x2000.

Using DD-WRT firmware you can catch all P2P protocols, add QoS to an assigned IP address and throttle uplink.

An easy way to resolve your issue.

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A bit more detail regarding the way to resolve would help. Links can change and make the answer less than helpfull. – Dave M Feb 19 '13 at 18:17

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