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By VanAlex ·
Hi! I've been posting this question in practically every forum I came across for a week and apparently no one knows the anwser to something that didn't seem that complicated at first.

I have a 2K router sharing a 256K connection to the internet to several external clients each with it's own subnet.

what I need is a way to set the maximum amount of bandwith each client/subnet has, so that no one uses more than they should by contract. Subnet 1 - 64K, Subnet 2 - 128 K....Etc.

I thought about QoS but apparently it would need the clients to be part of the domain of the company with the 2k router and it would need each of them to have QoS agents or something. Since what is on each of the subnets is unknown and out of reach for the 2k router admins this gets a little trickier.

Any thoughts?

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by hberkhoff In reply to -=(Surprisingly this is a ...

Since you have Windows 2000, you can make use of Microsoft ISA Server. Within ISA you can create bandwidth rules for users/groups etc....
It does not matter that the users don't connect to the domain. When they want to use the internet, they will have to supply a username & password. So it does not matter on what subnet the users are. E.g. : Put all users from one subnet in a security group, the next subnet in another securitygroup and so on.... Based on group membership they will get the awarded bandwidth.

See also the following link :

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBI/tip4400/rh4464.htm

http://www.isaserver.org/

http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/

Or if this is not what you want, try a Cisco Packeteer or Packetshaper.

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by VanAlex In reply to -=(Surprisingly this is a ...

That might be a way to go but it doens't seem it adresses the problem that what lies on each subnet is unkown...It can be a 98 machine a cisco router, etc...no accounts represented in the domain of the 2K router.

What I need is a way to define bandwith by subnet or nick....No users, no groups, etc....I don't know ISA so I don't know if that is possible with isa.

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by CG IT In reply to -=(Surprisingly this is a ...

If your sharing the internet connection and the other clients connect directly to the Router to obtain there connection, then you'll have to change your router to something other than what you have [say a cisco ] where the Router has bandwith policyrules that can be applied to each connection.

The first answer directed you to ISA server which normally is the last link between an internet connection and a user network. That means ISA server would connect to your internet service provider's moden and your router would connect to ISA server. Then you and those who share the connection connect to a switch instead of a router [or you could use the router]. That would afford you the bandwidth throttling capabilities of ISA server. Again, what your trying to do is much like what Internet Service providers do and they use very costly equipment.

Try the links that answer 1 provided on ISA server and read what it's capabilities are. It would be a low cost alternative to a pricy router that has bandwidth throttling capabilities.

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by Darthkim In reply to -=(Surprisingly this is a ...

To make it clear, the ISA server CANNOT do bandwidth throttling. The option is quite misleading.

Plesae check isaserver.org for more info.

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