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Blocking P2P Services

By In need of help... ·
I am currently in Iraq running a home-type internet service. I am running a 2Mbs down/512kbs up. I am having a large problem in service. I am using a D-Link DI-614+ Router to run a DHCP. I can block unauthorized used by way of MAC filters. However I am having a large problem with P2P services. I instucted the users on my LAN that downloading, online gaming, and webcams are not to be used du to the small upload bandwidth. Is there anything that I can do to make my service run faster by blocking these P2P services? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Blocking P2p

by richard In reply to Blocking P2P Services

There are quite a few things you are able to do. Most routers are able to block ports or only allow certain ports. My suggestion to you is that you block all ports except for the following:

80 (Web Traffic)
443 (Secure Web Traffic)
110 (POP3)
25 (SMTP)

They are the ports that most businesses allow traffic on. The following are optional ports to allow traffic on:

21 (FTP)
22 (SSH)
23 (Telnet) not recommended

By blocking traffic on all ports except the above, you should illiminate the majority of your problems.

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by In need of help... In reply to Blocking P2p

Thanks...I will give that a try and see how that goes. That just may solve my problem. I will keep you posted on how things go.

Thanks for the help.

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You need a p2p blocking software program.

by gengw2000 In reply to Blocking P2P

P2P programs are difficult to be blocked. They don't have fixed ports.
You need some professional internet filter products.
As I know, "WFilter Enterprise" can block p2p traffic and im traffic.

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