Setting Internet download quotas on a Router

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Jul 5th, 2008
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We are unable to obtain Broadband via a landline. Therefore we are putting in place a 2 way satellite solution with a satellite modem and router.

I have both our family accessing this Internet connection and visitors to our holiday homes who will access via WiFi access points connected to the LAN.

The satellite provider will provide a basic router (Linksys WRT54GC-FR) with their package. I am looking to buy a better router to control the amount of download & upload MB per IP address per period (day/week) and restrict bandwidth.

I don't want a computer to control this. I want the router to do it.

My family will be on fixed IP addresses up to say .10. The visitors will be on DHCP 11 -99. This will enable me to give different download amounts for individual family members (on their fixed IP addresses) and the visitor community.

Can anyone recommend a Cisco router that can do this?

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paolo bevilacqua Sat, 07/05/2008 - 07:14
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Hi, you cannot do quota per /user/time with a cisco router.

You can limit bandwidth, but not really for download, because that has to be controlled from the headend router.

mohammedrafiq Mon, 07/07/2008 - 08:51
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If you want to controll B/W per ip address, then buying a packet shaper is other solution.


ChasNottFR Mon, 07/07/2008 - 09:13
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Thanks everyone for your help. Sorry to be at a low level but what is a packet shaper?



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