How can I split up my network bandwidth between connected PCs with a single router?

riju stensilas April 10, 2012
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We have an internet cafe with more than 100 PCs. We are using our bandwidth 10MB. We need to split the connection in two parts, like 5MB for 50 PCs and the rest for the remaining PCs. Please give your valuable suggestion.

  1. Carpenter__RichardCarpenter
    April 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    There are a few ways to do this, but I have a question, are the computers on a domain or a workgroup? 

    You could break up the computers into subnets, but this will not help terribly much with your bandwidth.  

    Also a Load balancer will do this, but this is a more expensive option... That said, some routers have basic load balancing functionality. 

    Also here is a software option, http://www.netlimiter.com/, which lets you set down/upload limits.

    • riju stensilas
      April 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      WE are using Wrokgroup not in Domain

      • Carpenter__RichardCarpenter
        April 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Ok, That throws out my other ideas then, The Load balancer or netlimiter are your best options

  2. ha14
    April 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    you can see if traffic shaping software shareware NetLimiter and SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager

    Bandwidth Controller
    http://bandwidthcontroller.com/

    perhaps through proxy server:ccproxy
    http://www.youngzsoft.net/ccproxy/