If we use a DSL WiFi router there are many chances when we have to share our Internet connection via WiFi. If you are a student you may be partnered with your room-mate to buy a Broadband Internet connection. Suppose both of you pay half for broadband bill then you would like to use the bandwidth equally to avoid any kind of dispute.

If we use a DSL WiFi router there are many chances when we have to share our Internet connection via WiFi. If you are a student you may be partnered with your room-mate to buy a Broadband Internet connection. Suppose both of you pay half for broadband bill then you would like to use the bandwidth equally to avoid any kind of dispute.

Sometime you unwillingly have to provide your WLAN password to anyone that starts misusing your Internet connection and you may have interruption in your work because of slow speed of connection. In this condition you need a strong alternative to your existing DSL modem that has no option to control bandwidth.

Most of the DSL routers do not have feature to control the bandwidth between two or more connected devices; as a result every device connected to your modem would be free to take as many bandwidth as it want.

Here is the best and highly affordable ADSL router that comes with not only IP based bandwidth control feature but also you can reserve an IP address to a device MAC address and this way that device will acquire only its reserved IP in future. TP-LINK TD-W8968 is a WiFi and USB ADSL 2 Modem Router comes with affordability and quality both. It’s not only router and Modem but it includes some awesome additional features such as WiFi accessible USB storage port and 3G dongle support with which you can install 3G dongle in its USB port and serves 3G connection over WiFi network.

In this video tutorial we have recorded screen and have shown it to you how to use this modem router for bandwidth management.

  • First of all open your internet browser of your choice ( Google Chrome is used in Video ) and type http://192.168.1.1 in browser address bar
  • Use your modem administration username and password to get access to modem dashboard
  • Now first go to DHCP server > DHCP settings and enable DHCP server
  • Now go to client list and you can see which device is associated with which IP address
  • Copying the device MAC address and IP address from here, go to “Address Reservation”
  • Here in “Address Reservation” we can associate an IP permanently to a Device
  • Now go to “Bandwidth Control” and “Enable Bandwidth Control”
  • Use “ Add New” option to add IP of the device that’s bandwidth usage you want to limit and specify Upload and Download limit

All done. Bandwidth limitation to that device will start working immediately

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