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How can I limitate the wireless band of my router?

Asked by ffarr (5points) June 12th, 2011

Hello, I’ve got a desktop PC connected by lan cable to my router and other pc’s connected by wireless. How can I limitate the wireless band while I’m using my PC?

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jaytkay's avatar

Hi @ffarr, welcome to Fluther!

The instructions are specific to each router model. What is the make and model of your router?

Your router may have Quality of Service (QOS) or Gaming settings to give priority to certain activity. The extreme solution would be turning off the wireless while you are at the PC. All routers will allow that.

dabbler's avatar

Head for the admin “web” page for your router and turn off the wireless as @jaytkay recommends.

XOIIO's avatar

Go to Start>run and type in CMD, then type in ipconfig. There will be an address like “” across from the words “Default Gateway”, put that into your web browser and it should take you to the routers settings page.

the100thmonkey's avatar

What do you mean by “limitate”?

ffarr's avatar

Thank you for your answers.
My router is a Netgear DG834G. Thank you XOIIO, I already knew how to enter the settings page.

By “limitate” I mean set the maximum download speed of the wireless connection so I can use most of the band. I cannot turn off it completely..

jaytkay's avatar

I don’t find anything in the DG834G v1 manual about QOS, so if that’s your version, the only option I know is turning off the wireless.

There are 5 versions of the DG834G , so if yours is different from V1 you can look at the manual here:

ffarr's avatar

i’ll have a look, thank you.

Are there any programs that allow you to do what I need, apart from the router model etc?

jaytkay's avatar

You could slow down all the wireless, setting the router or computers to 802.11B (instead of the faster 802.11G).

I am not sure how well that would work, but you could experiment.

dabbler's avatar

@jaytkay brilliant idea! Throttle back to 802.11B would definitely limit through put to each device and I think it has an inferior way of dealing with multiple devices that could further constrain wireless throughput but not shut it off completely.
Won’t be watching movies in HD over the wireless if you do this, but that might be exactly the point

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