LF IP traffic throttling advice from skilled network admin

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  1. andyfallondev macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I am looking for some advice from some pro network admins / elite type users.

    I have some specific problems I am trying to address and could use a pointer in the right direction in terms of what software to get.

    a) I'm looking for any software suite / program, MAC or PC, which can enable me to detect TRAFFIC on MY OWN network, and possibly correlate that traffic with known port numbers to create a graph / picture / etc of WHAT KIND of traffic a specific IP address / interface is transacting.

    The purpose of this is to attempt to pinpoint how much torrenting / limewire / etc is going on on my network, and from what computers.

    b) Any advice on any wireless router brand / model that enables IP / computer based bandwidth throttling such that I can clamp down on people who leech and drive my ping times through the roof.

    This is a home network, college residence with approx 10 different users on the network. I have full control over the cable modem and the router. It is a consumer model (netgear) with limited configuration options, but very good wireless reception.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance!
     
  2. andyfallondev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aww...no ideas for routers that enable IP/MAC based bandwidth limitations? Or software that lets you map who is doing what on your lan?
     
  3. boast macrumors 65816

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    get an old computer which you can setup as a router, allowing you to have more control over your network with something like endian which has ntop installed
     

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