P2P blocking

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brianr66, May 24, 2008.

  1. brianr66 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    I'm desperately looking for a way to block all P2P apps from sucking up my bandwidth. My darling daughter is on my home wireless network and been using a number of music download apps, which I intend on removing from her Windows box next week when she goes abroad for the summer but in my experience uninstalling is not always the end of the issue. I've found a couple of apps but sadly only for Windows. Is there a way within OS X?

    If it helps I am running Leopard with a bt hub.


  2. haroldtreen macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    What applications is she using?

    P2P like Limewire or Bittorent like uTorrent and Azureus.

    In both you should be able to set a download limit. Go to the site where she downloaded the app and check how to do it.

    Hope this helps! :)
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    The point is that any changes the OP makes to the daughter's machine she can undo by reinstalling the app.

    You need to control the access through your wireless router. What type is it again?

    Get out the router manuals and find out how to block specific ports. Put a password on the router's admin login. Put the router behind a locked door so it can;t be reset to factory defaults.
  4. brianr66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    Thanks guys. The router is a BT Hub which is not renowned for it's ability to let the user tweak the settings but I'll look into the documentation & see if I can block ports.

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