How to Use Router Bandwidth Control and Manage Internet Traffic
Bandwidth control can be done with a fast configuration on the router, available on the user’s computer. With this, it is possible to manage Internet traffic by determining the connection speed for outgoing and incoming (kbps). It is also possible to enable the control in a personalized way for each PC connected to the network, preventing the connection from being overloaded, distributing traffic to devices that use more Internet and reducing those that need little bandwidth, using only the IP number.
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Check out the step-by-step below how to use the feature and enjoy to determine Internet traffic for each desktop, notebook, mobile phone or tablet. This way, you can choose which devices will have the fastest Wi-Fi network.
Step 1. Access the computer’s browser using the IP number of the network, connected to the router. Enter your username and password, confirming in “Login.” To find out this data, see this tutorial;
Step 2. In the left side menu, select “Band Control.” Under “Parameters” check the text box next to “Enable bandwidth control.” Enter the Internet outbound speed (kbps) and confirm “Save”;
Check out how to measure your Internet speed (upload and download) on this speedometer. Remembering that 1 Mbps is about 1000 kbps.
Step 3. Next, click on “Rules List.” In this setting, you can add a different speed for each computer. Click “Add” to start;
Step 4. Now check the text box at the top next to “Enable.” Then, add the IP address of the computer connected to the LAN. To see how to find out, see this tutorial (it appears just above “Default gateway,” with the IP of the router, followed by “100”, “101”). The “Port” is the TCP / UDP protocol range number (or both).
Step 5. Finally, enter the minimum and maximum upload speed and minimum and maximum download speed. Confirm with “Save.” Repeat for each machine on the network.
Ready. That way you can free up less bandwidth for computers that are not used so much and release more traffic to download PCs, use of online games and more. The tests were done on a TP-Link router, but other models such as IntelBras also provide this configuration. To learn more, check out your router settings.