Port blocking on Thomson 585?

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Found 17th Feb 2010
I am looking to block out some ports on the Thomson 585 to block out Counter Strike and Steam.

We are capped at 75gb a month (Karoo Broadband), and my housemate continues to play it day and night! - We keep coming close to the cap, and I am worried I will be getting a hefty bill at the end of the month!

Thanks in advance!

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Why don't you just tell him straight?, if he is anything of a decent housemate he should understand. Or just bill him for the extra bandwidth over the 75gb.

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GerryG;7874107

Why don't you just tell him straight?, if he is anything of a decent … Why don't you just tell him straight?, if he is anything of a decent housemate he should understand. Or just bill him for the extra bandwidth over the 75gb.


Yeah, might have to. He just doesn't listen, so was hoping actions could speak louder than words!

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Any ideas?

It wont be CS thats using up 76gig lol. Was on a 20gb cap in uni and i didnt even come close and i played for 2 clans daily.

I seriously doubt his Counterstrike usage is significantly contributing to a 75gb cap!

What else happens on your network? People watch streaming video? Downloads? 4od? iPlayer?
All *much* more bandwidth intensive.

As said it wont be Counter strike, who pays the bill by the way?

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I agree I use my xbox when i'm back home, and I can use newsgroups with pretty much the same speed. But the thing is, web browsing only seems to slow down significantly whilst he is playing.

It's me paying the bill, to be fair, if I want to download I make sure it's after midnight (unlimited till 8am)

The guy once even told my other housemate to turn off youtube because he was lagging!!! Haha!
Help?

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Generally, everyone uses spotify rather than youtube so thats not an issue either.

kewldeals;7874785

Generally, everyone uses spotify rather than youtube so thats not an … Generally, everyone uses spotify rather than youtube so thats not an issue either.



Spotify still eats into your cap though.

All of the files are streamed over the net, at roughly 5mb's a song.

If my calculations are correct, a 3 minute song on Spotify would be roughly 3.6MB or 4.8MB for a 4 minute song.

If people are listening to a lot then that'll eat away at your cap but not several GB worth unless people are constantly using it...

Are yuo sure noone is downloading really large files on a regular basis? Maybe 360 games, episodes of a weekly TV programme, etc?

lol @ your housemates probs downloading films and HD rips

kewldeals;7874778

I agree I use my xbox when i'm back home, and I can use newsgroups with … I agree I use my xbox when i'm back home, and I can use newsgroups with pretty much the same speed. But the thing is, web browsing only seems to slow down significantly whilst he is playing.It's me paying the bill, to be fair, if I want to download I make sure it's after midnight (unlimited till 8am)The guy once even told my other housemate to turn off youtube because he was lagging!!! Haha!Help?



This might be due to you having a low upload connection. VM is a git for doing it, for discouraging file sharing. My connection only gives 62 KB/sec upload.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;7875036

This might be due to you having a low upload connection. VM is a git for … This might be due to you having a low upload connection. VM is a git for doing it, for discouraging file sharing. My connection only gives 62 KB/sec upload.


This could be why then?

My housemates barely know the first thing about torrents / newsgroups, it's only me, and I do all these big downloads at this time of night.

So does having a low upload connection restrict web browsing? Will speedtest.net give me a reliable response?

kewldeals;7875040

This could be why then?My housemates barely know the first thing about … This could be why then?My housemates barely know the first thing about torrents / newsgroups, it's only me, and I do all these big downloads at this time of night.So does having a low upload connection restrict web browsing? Will speedtest.net give me a reliable response?



When you request a page or refresh a page it uses a small amount of the available upload bandwidth as does playing interactive online gaming. Also auto refresh pages like facebook, BBC videprinter ect. The main one though is file sharing though.

Run this ]test to see your upload bandwidth.

As for limiting you can use software like IPcop (I have no experience of using it) or if your using a wired connection just turn off the wireless on your router settings.

kewldeals;7875040

This could be why then?My housemates barely know the first thing about … This could be why then?My housemates barely know the first thing about torrents / newsgroups, it's only me, and I do all these big downloads at this time of night.So does having a low upload connection restrict web browsing? Will speedtest.net give me a reliable response?



so you want to restrict their broadband when you admit it's you doing all the 'big downloads'?
why dont you disconnect the radiators in their rooms and take out their lightbulbs? should save a few pennies :whistling:
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