Choose TP-Link Routers if you cant say NO to you neighbours

Hello WP.

One of most asked questions about internet sharing is "How to control bandwidth for a specific user"... there are some firmwares like Tomato etc. for this purpose but they support very few routers and are difficult to understand...

You cannot always say NO to your dear neighbors, when they ask for your wifi key... and people are always greedy to exploit free facilities :/

I bought TP-Link TL-WR740N router from hafeez center, for 1450 PKR, two months back.

You can easily control bandwith with it ...

here is screen shot of the people using my wifi, only one is my computer, all other are neighbor's devices, so in this situation i really need to limit their bandwidth.

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How to Control Bandwidth...?

You can control bandwidth of a specific user or all users, however i suggest to reserve unlimited bandwidth for your devices.... and limit bandwidth of all other devices...

In DHCP List of the router, it displays MAC address of all devices connected to the router...

Click address reservation and reserve ip under 100 for your own devices, e.g 192.168.1.50 etc (reserve IP for those devices you wish to provide all available bandwidth)

Like i have reserved IPs for five devices which are in my own use.

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then go to Bandwidth control > Rules list,

and For ip 100-required, put desired download and upload speeds in kbps... like i have allowed 40 kbps (5KBps) :D

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router's, default settings start IPs from 100... so only reserved IPs under 100 will get maximum speed.

Dont forget to change router's setting page password in "System tools".

so now i happily give key to my neighbors to use my wifi :D

I hope this will be helpful for you.

if you have any query, you can ask here.

I really wanted to provide limited speed to my neighbours as i cant deny to give access either.but they access via iphone 4 so how i can limit them to certain speed?

^^

ur neigbour got an iphone 4...

a person who can afford an iphone 4 can afford net aswel...

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ur neigbour got an iphone 4…

a person who can afford an iphone 4 can afford net aswel…

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Well he’s a noob n always wasting time on youtube , so i think he won’t be paying 1200rs just for youtube lol between he didn’t bought iphone either :lol: some one sent him from abroad :P

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I really wanted to provide limited speed to my neighbours as i cant deny to give access either.but they access via iphone 4 so how i can limit them to certain speed?

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yes you can :) see device number no. 5 in first picture, same situation at my side…

and like i said you can limit speed of any device, Any.

It will be only you, who will enjoy full speed on all your devices, no one else.

I get 5 wifi signals on my roof top but none of them connects, They have only one bar signal.

Any way to use them. Repeater or something like that will be handy or not?

I spent 8,500 for Linksys WAG120N DSL Modem+Router to replace PTCL's modem. Unfortunately it does not have bandwidth controlling which I would very much like to enforce in my home. Nothing can be done now. :(

^so installing some other firmware like DD-WRT or RouterTech wouldn't work?

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I spent 8,500 for Linksys WAG120N DSL Modem+Router to replace PTCL’s modem. Unfortunately it does not have bandwidth controlling which I would very much like to enforce in my home. Nothing can be done now. :(

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you can get the router i said, for just 1400.

on linksys u will need to upgrrade its firmware to tomato.