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      can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      hello!

      can you tell me please which compatible modem can limit the bandwidth of specific devices connected?

      thanks!


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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      Starting another thread on the same subject is not going to get you different answers. The type of router or switch which will do as you want are not cheap. If you cannot afford 50 then you have not much hope. As explained previously, many routers have so called QoS, but none of the cheap ones will allow you to divide bandwidth in the way you want to. At best they will give priority to certain protocols, such as those that allow gaming or streaming etc.

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      what if I find a cheap one and flash it with DD-WRT?

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      and I am looking for the cheapest that has this feature build in, even if it costs 50, I may find it cheaper used at ebay
      but which is the cheapest that can do that?

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      there must be some optimum cheapest solution!
      this is what I am after!

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      You could do it with DD-WRT, but it is not a straight forward procedure. Read More-

      Quality of Service - DD-WRT Wiki

      The problem with using DD-WRT is that with very few exceptions it is restricted to non-ADSL routers, so you are going to need a separate modem.

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      so I will ditch the DD-RWT solution

      tell me a few compatible cheapest models that work with sky, are modem and routers, and have built in QoS per device (I think this is per MAC address)

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      by the way, I didn't get an email notification of the new posts to this thread

      also, do I need a modem? I don't use my landline phone at all
      I only connect to the internet via my laptop and phone

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      have built in QoS per device (I think this is per MAC address)
      Using DD-WRT it is possible to configure using the MAC address for QoS, but with the cheap routers you want, the QoS is almost always preconfigured. It may be possible to do what you want on a Netgear router using the Netgear Genie application. for example - Netgear DGN2200 Wireless-N300 ADSL Modem Router - Ebuyer

      You may be able to pick one up a lot cheaper on eBay.

      This router will allow you to set up a guest network, with restrictions, which may also help do what you want.

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      I don't understand why you cannot suggest me a solution

      maybe this offers a solution?

      Best Options For a DD-WRT Modem Router Combo

      but I don't understand it much, any hint?

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      Quote Originally Posted by skypal View Post
      I don't understand why you cannot suggest me a solution

      maybe this offers a solution?

      Best Options For a DD-WRT Modem Router Combo

      but I don't understand it much, any hint?
      I thought I had in post #6

      Piggy backing another router on to the Sky Hub would certainly work, I don't know if you bothered checking but all the recommended routers in their list cost well over 100. Here is just one with a much lower price which is supported by DD-WRT - TP-Link N600 Wireless Dual Band 4-Port Gigabit Cable Router TL-WDR3600 UK 6935364070007 | eBay

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      no in #6 you said I cannot use DD-RWT

      plus you said to use a Guest Network, which I don't want to do it

      what is piggy backing?

      do I have to use their recommended routers or any router that supports DD-RWT can work?

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      Re: can anyone tell me which modem will limit bandwidth of devices?

      Sorry, but your original question was -
      can you tell me please which compatible modem can limit the bandwidth of specific devices connected?
      You later went on to say -
      so I will ditch the DD-RWT solution
      You will be able to do that by using the modem/router mentioned in post #6. A Guest network will allow you to allocate bandwidth, which was your first requirement.

      Piggy backing is simply connecting a second router to the main router to extend the network.

      If 'they' means the company you linked to, then yes any can use any compatible router. This company is simply one that supplies routers, ready flashed with DD-WRT so you do not have to do it yourself.

      DD-WRT is not quite straight forward to set up and use as a plug 'n play router. If you feel you are up to it, then the TP-Link in my post #8 is about the cheapest you will get with up to date features. You may find cheaper ones but check their compatibility for DD-WRT by consulting this list - Supported Devices - DD-WRT Wiki

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