Just wondering how I can share the internet on my Windows 7 x64 PC (wired via ethernet) over WiFi. I know this can be done with Connectify or ad hoc sharing, but I would like to apply rules for each client connected to my shared wifi.

  • Example 1 - I would like to stop clients from accessing The Pirate Bay or porn sites.

  • Example 2 - I would like to limit the client's internet bandwidth. My total bandwidth is 20MBit/s. If I had 4 clients connected I could limit them to 5MBit/s each.

  • fwiw, I'm not aware of any consumer-friendly way to do this. When I've seen this done it's always been a Linux box configured manually for routing. – jcrawfordor Sep 26 '11 at 21:43

Sounds like you need to run a proxy server.

Try squid, it has been around a long time and has a very good reputation.

  • Thanks for the answer Bryan, Im just worried I would have to manually configure all of the clients... The main point of doing this is because I have neighbours that want to use my internet connection (I have a 20mb connection paid for by my employer) so I dont want them abusing it but also I dont mind them using it for occasional browsing. I dont think they would be happy if I started changing settings on there pc's – MatLear Sep 26 '11 at 22:00
  • This is a minor change of a setting in IE or Firefox. – bryan Sep 26 '11 at 22:06

I just bought a Linksys wrt54g router and installed tomato on it, this gives me all the functions above... Thanks guys

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