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Controlling ICS under 98 or 2000
raven16384 Apr-27-01 03:52 PM
hi all.please help me out on this.i've tried 98SE and 2000's ICS feature,and it's good as far as it's easy to set up,but the thing is the users on my network have no self restraint,they try to download everything they see,hence sucking up all the bandwith on the ADSL line. that's why i'm wondering if anyone can give me a solution as to limiting bandwith per machine/user? either through the existing ICS system or third party software,thank you so much

1. RE: Controlling ICS under 98 or 2000
lbyard Apr-27-01 06:30 PM
In response to message 0
I would suggest a hardware solution. I have run benchmarks on various software NATS, proxy servers, and routers and have found that the bandwidth problem with a software solution was not the pipe to the broadband connection, but that the bottleneck was in the software NAT (ICS, SyGate, etc.) and/or the computer running it. With a router, such as the SMC Barricade (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm), I was able to browse the Internet while two or three other computers were downloading without any noticeable slow-down. Larry

2. RE: Controlling ICS under 98 or 2000
raven16384 Apr-28-01 05:18 AM
In response to message 1
thanks larry,good suggestion there,but the thing is that i only hav 2/3users here and i can't afford to invest in new hardwares..basically all i want is all users get the same allocation eg.20K /sec max.so that doesn't matter if user A use up his 20K, it ain't gonna affect user B and C!i'm currently trying out sygate and it's bandwith allocation but think u r right , don't really work that well! thanks for your comment.

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