Throttle Badnwidth for a public access point...
Posted on 2006-11-29
we are using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router at a coffee shop for public internet access. We have a problem ocassionally where the customers in the shop are still connected, but can't get to the internet. Our assumption is that this is caused by one of the customers downloading large files, or using some p2p app. we assume they are sucking up all the bandwidth and none is left over for the other users in the shop to get to the internet. Obviously since it is a public hotspot, we have no control over what people do while using this AP.
So the question is: is there some type of wirless AP or wireless router that will allow us to limit each wireless user to a certain data rate. I.e no one can ever have more than 30k per second of badnwidth? This way even is somoene does come in and try to use p2p apps or download large files, they will not be able to suck up everyone else's bandwidth. The lowest cost robust solution will be the winner.
Anyone have a suggestion?