Cap download speed in Windows XP

Posted on 2004-09-23
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I want to cap my dl speed in windows xp. I don't know if a registry record would do.

If I have to config something in the gateway (on linux) or something like that...

I just don't want to have a dl speed over 12KB/s

any ideas would be appreciated.
Question by:mmartha

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akboss earned 50 total points
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you would normally do this in your router.

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cyrnel earned 400 total points
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Do you mean web downloads? Is this an office policy thing or is it for your own system?

If you're trying to limit employee bandwidth then an external shaper product is what you need. Many commercial solutions are available though few are cheap. A darn nice open-source solution is m0n0wall (Monowall). Runs a minimal version of FreeBSD and provides very strong firewall & shaping features that will fit in a 6MB image. That means a minimal box with two enet cards and flash memory is all that's required. Amazing solution for zero cost beyond old parts from your closet.

If just trying to retain some bandwidth while downloading on your own system you could use a download manager. Getright would be one example:

Control the bandwidth from Configuration->Internet->Speed Limit.

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Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

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I tried with Bandwidth Controller, but since it's a Shareware I change to WinderShaper and installed it on my rhl box.

So.. I'll split the points equally :P I don't really have any other reason to make a desition.

Thanks to both of you.

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Oh, I didn't noticed that somebody posted an answer before me. :S

That's exactly what I was thinking. :)

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well your situation is a difficult one.
my first link is not free, but it works. cyrnel's first link was not meant for one pc (i dont think...)...and getright only limits downloads from HTTP or FTP sources...any other kind of downloads, or even web browsing won't be limited in that way.

in any case, im glad you found something that met your needs.

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