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Need a bandwidth limiting router

I work at a web company with ~15 other people and a relatively crappy internet connection (DSL & cable).  I'm looking for a software-based solution that will automatically cap traffic from users that are using it at, say, 80% of the line's capacity so that when people are uploading/etc the internet won't die for everyone else.

right now:
Person A starts uploading a file
Person B's connection drops to nothing

I want to make this so that person B doesn't notice anything unless he's also using a lot of traffic (uploading a file himself)
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cwolves
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alextoftCommented:
That's easy, IPcop. http://www.ipcop.org

It's a stripped down Linux distro which will act as a router, proxy, firewall. It has an easy to use web-based admin console, and will also do QoS and traffic shaping which should cater for your needs.
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EDP_NIAdminCommented:
If you're already running a nix gateway & don't want to change, you could look at htb

http://luxik.cdi.cz/~devik/qos/htb/

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mariourkCommented:
You want to have smart queue's to regulate your upload traffic.
You can do this with Linux and some GPL networksoftware, like iptables.

Take a look at this howto: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-225863-highlight-htb.html
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