Bandwidth control: how to slow down connection to some websites

Started by Nishantha Mirihagalla

Nishantha Mirihagalla

Bandwidth control: how to slow down connection to some websites   04 January 2016, 18:38

I have a personal computer with with Internet access. Internet access is through a wireless dongle and my machine is not connected to any other network. My son who is 10 years old is highly addicted to watch certain stream video sites.

Now I want to impose a bandwidth control instead of totally blocking the websites. Total block would make him very depressed, so by imposing a bandwidth control I can make the stream video access slow and difficult and I can lure him gradually away from those websites to other good activities.

Can I achieve this by installing SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager? Does it allow me to impose a bandwidth control for each website I want to control. Does it provide an interface for that?

I am grateful to you for any information in this regard.
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Re: Bandwidth control on selected websites   04 January 2016, 20:11

Yes, it sounds possible and our free Lite licence may be sufficient for your goal. You would need to install the software on that computer and then create a bandwidth control rule.

The rule may look like this:
Source: local host
Destination: Group
Rate: set as needed
Protocol: IPv4 based
You need to create a group and add the domain names in it. It's important to understand that the videos on the web-site you mentioned seem to originate from dailymotion.com, so you need to add to the group at least:
dailymotion.com
sinhalacartoon.co

Hope this helps.
Nishantha Mirihagalla

Re: Bandwidth control on selected websites   04 January 2016, 21:13

Thanks you very much for the reply. I will follow the instructions given by you and give my feed back very soon.
Nishantha Mirihagalla

Re: Bandwidth control on selected websites   06 January 2016, 07:13

I am posting this after using Bandwidth Manager for two days. I can say Bandwidth Manager is marvelous software!

I followed instructions given by Admin Andrew and created rules and then created Groups and added websites to them. After that I linked Rules with relevant Groups. It is working perfectly well. This is the software I was looking for.

I would like to thank Softperfect team and Andrew for giving me a solution to my problem. Thank you.
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Re: Bandwidth control on selected websites   06 January 2016, 17:22

You are welcome, enjoy wink

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