Limit bandwidth of comp on wired network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by uRabbit, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. uRabbit macrumors member

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    Is it possible to limit the bandwidth of one Mac on a wired network (only medium is the Netgear router WPN824v2)?

    Both are Mac. Mine is newest iMac. Other one is a MDD PowerMac. Both are OS X. Mine is Lion.

    Anyways... I need to be able to throttle the bandwidth of the other computer. Is this possible?
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Sure, just adjust the connection settings lower. You can go from 1000 to 100 or even 10 Mbits. That will slow it down.
     
  3. uRabbit thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha. And how does one go about doing that? :)
     
  4. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    ipfw pipe 1 config bw XXXX
    ipfw add pipe 1 all from any to any 80 out
     
  5. uRabbit thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not an IT major...
     
  6. pismobrat macrumors regular

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    Hi

    uRabbit, please don't scough at the help. You asked and it was delivered.

    If you are not an "IT major" best would be to hire someone to do it for you. The answer above could easily be implimented by someone with Terminal skills and would probably charge you an hour of labour.
     
  7. uRabbit thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry to sound as though I am scoffing at the help, but I do not know what to do with that line of gibberish (gibberish to me), nor what it does. Nor what the XXXX should be replaced with.

    On another forum, someone suggest QoS software. However, after some Google searches, it appears that OS X does not work with QoS. However, if I use a QoS software in XP via VirtualBox, would this still work?

    Or am I just too far out of my league here? Haha
     
  8. pismobrat macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Lets looks at this another way. QOS may help.

    Are you having an issue with one person sucking too much internet bandwith? Is it Torrent related?


    hit us back and we can help more
     
  9. jtara macrumors 65816

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    Why do you think you need to do this?

    Is it really the local network that you need to limit bandwidth on, or a shared Internet connection?
     
  10. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

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    Or you could just go to System Preferences > Network > Ethernet > Advanced (button) > Ethernet (tab) > Configure manually > and change the speed from "autoselect" to whichever you want.

    That said this will throttle the ethernet speed on your local network. If it is internet speed you need to throttle, then you are better off doing this on the router itself. But I don't know that router....
     
  11. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    http://www.afp548.com/article.php?story=20060214081244545

    The only thing that makes IT guys smarter than regular guys is our ability to use the google. If you google the command I gave you, you would have had all the answers. See the link above. I'm not going to simply hand you the answer, how else is one going to learn or know what command they are using. Check out the link above it goes into details on how to shape using IPFW.
     

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