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Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

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We have installed several WiFi access points for local motels for them to give to their guests as a free service. With the advent of the iphone and ipads more and more people are streaming movies or trying to play mmorpgs, when this happens other people in the motel are unable to use the WiFi. How can I limit the bandwidth.

RE: Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

Without any details regarding the hardware / software that you are working with, it is difficult to give you an exact answer. In short, I would look for an option in the access point administration interface. BTW, I would be surprised if there wasn't one for this purpose.

RE: Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

I dont see why you cant mark this traffic and then limit the bandwidth. Look at some QoS DSCP docs regarding this issue.

As per Noway has said, it all depends on what you are using.....

RE: Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

monowall has these features. you can limit bandwidth per user or you can establish 'pipes' which can limit traffic. monowall is free.

RE: Limiting bandwidth (ie online gaming and streaming video) from a WiFi network

you can use dd-wrt to limit the bandwidth. theres a vid on my website on how to do that;
http://tinyurl.com/ch448z2

'Making things work better; bit by bit.'

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