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May 17, 2010
4:14 PM
jevvv
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Is there any way to control a port on a router, other than turning it off/un-plugging it?

 

Is it possible to slow it or restrict how much traffic goes through it?

 

We have limited data available and one user in our house is using most of our data allowance, so we end up paying heaps extra Cry

 

 

Thanks folks!

May 18, 2010
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It really depends on your router. They almost all have a web interface. Usually the default IP is something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. There is probably an admin password to access the website and if you don't have the documentation, then you should be able to find it on the company's website.

Once in the router software, most of them have ways to limit or shape the traffic. Not sure if this would be done by the port, but there should be ways to limit it by computer (using its MAC address, maybe).

If you google your brand/model router, you'll probably find much better, detailed instructions.

May 18, 2010
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Pfft. Forget technical solution – go slap the person a few times.

(I am only joking if that person is your parent, or someone of similar status that you can't slap.)

May 18, 2010
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 Hum… Confused  As far as I know, you can't "shape" the traffic thru a specific port (assuming you're talking about the physical port) on the router. But like Karen suggested (depending on your router) you can have restrictions for a specific address (router will list all the PCs connected and their IP address on your network). This can be done by going into your router's settings, and again exactly where and how will depend on your router.

Give it a try and keep us posted!

May 18, 2010
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Ok, so I can access a list of devices connected to the router, including their mac addresses – I guess it is time to try another search for my router – I'd already tried, but couldn't find anything relevant.  I'm probably using the wrong search terms :(

May 18, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Pfft. Forget technical solution – go slap the person a few times.

(I am only joking if that person is your parent, or someone of similar status that you can't slap.)


lol- thanks Mr Boss ;)  I would go slap them, but since they are a boarder, not a family member I don't think it would work :)
May 18, 2010
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jevvv said:

lol- thanks Mr Boss ;)  I would go slap them, but since they are a
boarder, not a family member I don't think it would work :)


 

Hehe. If they are a boarder, you should tell them to stop hogging your Internet or pay up for the extra bill they force upon you.

May 18, 2010
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jevvv said:

Ok, so I can access a list of devices connected to the router, including their mac addresses – I guess it is time to try another search for my router – I'd already tried, but couldn't find anything relevant.  I'm probably using the wrong search terms :(


 

Can you post your router Brand and Model? We'll try to help.

May 18, 2010
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D-Link DSL-G604T

I hope that's the info you need.

Thanks!

May 19, 2010
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Here's a link to the manual: ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/dsl_routers…/dsl-g604t/dsl-g604t_man_v1.pdf

Just do a google search on "D-Link DSL-G604T" manual for more choices.

And here's a YouTube video about setting up d-link routers in general:

This site generally has helpful info on routers and a pretty good database of faq's. http://www.dslreports.com/

May 19, 2010
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Thanks for trying to help Karen.

 

The manual link is dead, and it may be the same as the maual I already have.

 

I have done many searches for "D-Link DSL-G604T" and am at a loss to know what additional terms into the search to find what I am after – part of my problem is I don't know what the function I want is called.

 

 

May 19, 2010
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You need to look for "traffic shaping" or "QoS"-quality of service. If the router supports it, it's probably hidden away on an Advanced tab.

May 19, 2010
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I found this link on a dlink site that shows a bunch of the router options with a pretty good explanation of what they do. It isn't for your specific router but it may help.

http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dir825/Advanced.html

May 21, 2010
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karen said:

You need to look for "traffic shaping" or "QoS"-quality of service. If the router supports it, it's probably hidden away on an Advanced tab.


Thanks Karen – that is very helpful!
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