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How can I limit bandwith to Android users that are on my WiFi router?


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#1 ScarXL

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:50 PM

My router is a Netis WF2419.

 

I wish to limit the bandwidth of Android users that are on my WiFi, but I only have their Mac Address and I require an IP address in "Bandwidth Control" to limit them.

 

Any help?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:05 PM

I can't find the manual anywhere. All I could find were very basic connection diagrams. Do you have anything you can upload, or a website link you can share? Screenshots?

 

Just going by your post, the first thing you would have to do is create DHCP reservations for each andoid device. This is to force each device to use the same IP each time it connects, otherwise the rules won't work correctly.  When doing this, record the IP and MAC of device you bind and use them when setting up the bandwidth control.

 

However, how exactly are you trying to control the bandwidth? Are you trying to control the total amount each device can download in a given time? Or do you want to control the top speed a device can get?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:23 PM

Screenshots: http://prnt.sc/cffhz5 and http://prnt.sc/cffi3i

 

I'm trying to top the speed a device can use.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:26 PM

What options do you have under Status, Network and Bandwidth control?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:30 PM

So I did a DHCP reserve of the device I wanted, which was on IP 192.168.1.3, as seen here: http://prnt.sc/cffjfm

 

And this is how the bandwidth rule looks like: http://prnt.sc/cffjh0

 

I basically wanted to give 200 kbps max speed to that device and 100 kbps guaranteed speed. Did I do everything allright?

 

Screenshot of Bandwith Control: http://prnt.sc/cffi3i

Screenshot of Status: http://prnt.sc/cffk23

Screenshot of Network: http://prnt.sc/cffk38



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

Looks good to me. The only thing that is missing is "Bandwidth Control Configuration" > "Status" needs to be enabled as seen here. See step 3 of these instructions.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:42 PM

I enabled it. I don't need to edit "Rule:" Under "Status: Enabled" right?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:47 PM

Test the android device to make sure it's capped at 200Kb. If it works, leave "Rule" empty. Manual says:

 

"You can configure the Uplink Speed and Downlink Speed, their value you configure should be real bandwidth your ISP provides."

 

Can=optional? I would leave it black if possible.


Edited by Trikein, 07 September 2016 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

What can I use to test the speed? Ookla Speedtest app?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:56 PM

That should work. Make sure any cellular connection is disabled. Might be a problem if the app uses IPv6, but hopefully that isn't a issue.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:05 PM

This is perfect.

 

I limited my phone too, and I tried putting Bandwidth Control Configuration status to Enabled, speeds are: DL ~600 kbps, UPL ~ 600 kbps

 

With it Disabled the speeds are 4800 KBPS DL and 5700 KBPS UPL

 

Thanks for the assistance. I love this forum, always quick and quality replies.


Edited by ScarXL, 07 September 2016 - 08:07 PM.





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