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Software Bandwidth Limiter

Hi Experts,

My brother shares my cable internet connection and sometimes when I'm playing games onine and he's d/l stuff it doesn't workout well. We're both connected through a Dlink 704P router/switch. I was thinking about a way to limit his bandwidth usage (up & down stream) with software (or a way) that can run in the backgroup un-noticed. We're both running Windows XP systems. Please Help, but don't let my brother know. =)
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redzone
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redzone
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JivkoCommented:
This is the simplest traffic controll program for Windows:
http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/refinements.html

This is serious software for the enterprise:
http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/total_traffic_control.asp

Regards

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TrickerThe1stCommented:
The most efficient and cheapest way is VPN QoS. Read about VPN QoS gateways - that's what you need. Quality of service.
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el_burizoneCommented:
What you need is globaly called "bandwidth shaping".
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lrmooreCommented:
Bandwidth controller is assuming you have a Windows box as the router with two nics, traffic flowing through it.

Another possibility is to use a proxy server:
http://www.youngzsoft.net/

You would have to set the Dlink to filter outbound traffic to the proxy IP only, and set each client machine to use proxy in IE settings.
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redzoneAuthor Commented:
Jivko,

Bandwidth Controller software seems to fit the bill, as I don't want to run a proxy or sygate on my system. But how can I make it run in the background un-noticed? Maybe as a system service?
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