How To Limit Internet Bandwidth Of WiFi Users
There are certain types of Windows tools available on the web that allows users to view devices connected to the WiFi network. However, you don’t really need a third party tool to control bandwidth. Here in this article, we have shared a detailed tutorial on how to setup Bandwidth control on Tp-Link and D-Link Router
Well, its of no doubt that everyone now has an internet connection and WiFi network at home and workplace. Usually, we opt for a WiFi network to connect devices that we hold. However, this never happens and we end up giving away the Wifi password to others. We understand that we can’t simply deny our friends or relatives if they ask us our WiFi passwords.
There are certain types of Windows tools available on the web that allows users to view devices connected to the WiFi network. These WiFi tools provide us complete details of the connected devices like IP Address, MAC Address, etc. However, you can’t use these tool to limit the bandwidth consumption.
Well, if you set a Bandwidth limit, you can cut off the extra cost that you pay for overusing the internet. There are lots of Windows 10 Bandwidth Limiter apps available on the internet, but guess what? you don’t actually need a third party app to limit bandwidth. Most of the modems and routers now offer a bandwidth manager which allows controlling the speed and data usage of all connected devices.
So, here in this article, we are going to share a detailed tutorial on how to setup Bandwidth control on TP-Link and D-Link Router.
In order to setup bandwidth control on the TP-Link Router, you need to follow some of the simple steps given below. However, make sure to follow the steps accordingly to avoid any errors.
Step 1. First of all, open your web browser and on the URL Bar type in the default access like http://tplinkwifi.net.
Step 2. In the next step, you will be asked to enter the ID and Password. If you haven’t changed the password, then the default one is usually ‘admin’ in lower case.
Step 3. Now, click on the ‘Bandwidth Control Settings’ from the left-hand side menu.
Step 4. Now, head to the Bandwidth Control > Rules List and click on ‘Add New’
Step 5. Next, you will be asked to enter the IP Address. Simply, enter the IP Address of the device in which you want to apply the bandwidth rule. Under the ‘Egress Bandwidth’ enter the Max and Min upload speed limit. Under the ‘Ingress Bandwidth’ enter the min and max download speed. The default number is 0.
Step 6. Finally, click on ‘Save’.
That’s it, you are done! Now if you want to remove the Bandwidth limit, simply head to the same page and delete the rule.
Just like TP-Link, D-Link routers also allows users to setup Bandwidth control. So, for that follow some of the simple steps given below.
Step 1. First of all login to the D-link router login page and click on ‘Advanced’ from the top menu bar. Now, hover over the ‘Advanced Network’ then under the Traffic Management, click on ‘Bandwidth Profiles’
Step 2. Now, you need to enable the ‘Enable Bandwidth Profiles’ tickbox and click on ‘Save’. Next, click on ‘Add’ to create a new bandwidth limit.
Step 3. You need to name the profile and change the ‘Profile Type’ to Rate from the drop-down menu. Next, enter the Minimum and Maximum Bandwidth Rate and click on ‘Save Settings’
Step 4. Now from the left-hand side menu click on ‘Traffic Control’ and tick on the ‘Enable Traffic Control’. Now scroll down and under the ‘Traffic Control Rules’ enter the IP Address and select the rule which you have created above.
Finally, save the settings. That’s it, you are done! This is how you can limit Bandwidth on a Network Manually on both TP-Link and D-Link Router. If you have any other doubts, then discuss with us in the comment box below.