Limit WiFi Speed for Others [from Router Settings]

You will have access to router if you have that right to the WiFi network to limit Wi-Fi speed just to increase the internet speed.
How many of you have ever experienced the slower speed of the internet while connected to your Wi-Fi network? Many of us..right?
Now I want to share with you a case study:
When I was with my group at a place and connected to the same Wi-Fi network at that very rush, I have experienced the speed issue even while browsing a few lite pages.
I understand that you don’t want to give your other users full coverage of speed on the wireless network.
I was wondering the best way to face to this and definitely, our intention was to keep the internet speed up for us and for this reason, the other part of the group should have to be limited internet speed and that was only possible while you have the access to that router terminal.
No matter if you have a mobile device, PC or MacBook Pro, you can do this with any way possible that is connected to the router. But make sure, that you are connected to the general SSID then only you will be able to access router terminal through router login IP.

For limiting your WiFi speed or to increase:

First, test your download speed on any speed checker tool.

Next, find the MAC address in respect to find the IP address on the connected network. (You can use any MAC scanner tool).

Now, allot an uplink and downlink bandwidth for that device through the IP address.

And it’s done.

To limit WiFi speed, open router dashboard from your PC and follow this: Login >> Wireless Settings >> QoS Setup >> Add MAC Address & put upload and download limit.
If you get someone is still interrupting the speed then you can place additional settings of MAC filtering.
In this way, you have to permit internet access to the limited devices that you allow with their MAC addresses and other people will be banned from connecting the network. Along with that, follow this speed limiting guide and your issue will be resolved.
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I have taken that step by adding a few rules that actually do the speed management by dividing bandwidth to each of the people and on the first set of people you have to set the higher speed limit to get the highest speed possible.
Later on, the other people who have the minimum bandwidth that you set for them and definitely that was sone with the Mac addresses of those devices.

How do I Limit WiFi speed from MacBook?

If you want to limit the WiFi speed from your MacBook Air then the process will be the same. Just you have to open your Safari browser or other Mac browser to open the router interface through the IP and log in here to continue.
All routers have privacy options, I used this set up to hide WiFi SSID so that the person could not find open network name while scanning for WiFi network.

Hiding the name of your wireless network is the quickest way to protect your WiFi speed but this does not control their download speed.
There are many bandwidth manager software available to manage network bandwidth.
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Find Device IP and Limit WiFi Bandwidth

If you set a data transfer capacity cutoff to those individuals who always download day and night, then you can see an expansion in your browsing and download speed.
But, there is a catch…
Note: Ensure what limit you have settled for them is separated from your limit. Assume your plan is 2MBPS and 500 kbps is set to your friend. However, to you, don’t set any limit for yourself. Now,  other users bandwidth or internet speed is going to be influenced by you as you have controlled it from router system.
Along these lines, it is ideal to set 1.5 MBPS limit for yourself before setting up bandwidth-control. This helps other users to use the bandwidth you have set for them.

How to Limit WiFi Speed in Digisol Router?

Digisol-routers are the most commonly used router, it is best for home use at a decent price. Digisol has a very easy set up to limit bandwidth for clients.
To limit bandwidth on the Digisol router follow these steps:
1. Go to router IP and log in with your credentials.
2. Now go to Status >> Active Client Table.
3. Next, you go to Advanced >> QoS setup.
4. Click on Add and put value in fields.
5. Put the IP address in Source IP, set the limit on Up Floor, Down Floor, Up Ceiling, Down Ceiling.
6. Now click on the ‘Add’ button.
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How to Limit WiFi Speed in TP-Link Router?

Tp-Link is the most used router and to limit the access of internet speed just find out the client list and use their IP address to limit bandwidth.
To limit WiFi speed on Tp-Link just follow the steps:
1. Go to router IP and log in with your credentials.
2. Then find out the IP of that client: DHCP >> DHCP Client List.
3. Select an IP which you identified to limit bandwidth.
4. Now go to Bandwidth Control >> Rule List.
5. Now put the values in boxes, such as the IP address of the client in IP range and Bandwidth limit in Egress Bandwidth & Ingress Bandwidth both same value in Min and Max option.
6. Leave other fields blank & Click Save.
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Image: Tp-Link

How to Limit WiFi Speed in D-Link Router?

D-Link is also a popular router nowadays, this is the most popular router in Taiwan and around the world.
To limit WiFi speed on D-Link router follow the steps:
1. Go to router IP and log in with your credentials.
2. Then go to Status >> Client Table. There you will find the client list of active users. Find the IP to limit bandwidth and note it.
3. Now go to Advanced >>Traffic Control.
4. Now Click on Add to add client rules.
5. Now put values in the fields: bandwidth limit you want to give in Up Floor and Down Floor limit.
6. Click Add Rules.
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Image: D-Link

How to Limit WiFi Speed in iBall Router?

If you are using an iBall router then you can easily limit WiFi speed for other clients on your iBall Baton.
To limit WiFi speed in iBall router, here are the steps:
1. Go to router IP and Log In with your credentials.
2. To find active clients list go to DHCP >> DHCP Clients List. There you can see the assigned IP address of the user.
3. Now, remember the last part of the 3 digits that you will need to set up the limitation process.
4. Then, go to Bandwidth Control and tick the Enable IP QoS.
5. Now, in IP Range field enter that IP you got from DHCP clients list, then select Mode to Maximum Bandwidth Limit.
6. Then, in Bandwidth field enter the bandwidth amount you want to give to that IP address client.
7. Give a name in the Description field and tick the Enable box & Save the settings.
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How to Limit WiFi Speed in Tenda Router?

Tenda is a very popular and decent priced router in recent time. Nowadays it is the most purchased router company in the market. Tenda users have many complaints about internet speed when too many clients are connected to WiFi. Now, I will discuss here how you can limit bandwidth using a bandwidth controller in Tenda router.
To limit WiFi speed on Tenda router, follow the steps:
1. Go to router IP and log in with your credentials.
2. Next, click on Advanced.
3. Now to find the clients to limit bandwidth speed, go to DHCP Client List.
4. There you will see the IP address listed. Note down the IP address you want to limit.
3. Now go to QoS >> Bandwidth Control.
4. Tick ‘Enable‘ to Enable Bandwidth Control.
5. Now put value in the fields like IP address in IP Address field, select Download from Upload/Download option.
6. Now put Bandwidth range. Ex.0-512 Kbps.
7. Now click Add To List & Click OK.
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How does the Router Speed Limitation work?

The router speed limitation work with the Wi-Fi settings that available on the router settings page after you login through your browser.
That once you limit a few of the people on the same network, the internet speed will be boosted up for you. So how did this become possible?
Actually, the internet is not the issue that you already understood. The router that divides the actual bandwidth to each of the people as per the rule set for them and here the MAC address plays a huge role to identify the limit and process that to the targeted person so that no mistakes can happen.
Now you can directly put the uplink and downlink on your router settings for a particular MAC address and the limit will be done. Once you complete the setup now after setup you will see the router will take a reboot to take the effect and after that, everything will be completely changed and the bandwidth that you were needed now will be applied now.

How many WiFi users can be limited in this way?

If you are wondering, how many of the connected people can be limited in this method, actually depends on the router capacity.
N.B.: If you see that a router can connect up to 100 users at a time on the network then this system also has the capacity to limit 100 people. But, you won’t need that.
You have to provide uplink and download link (this uplink and downlink numbers are nothing but the upload and download speed). For different routers, this Uplink or downlink appears as a different name but you should not be confused.
Your router may not be needed to limit the speed for all of the connected people. Most of the time, you only have two or three people who are affecting internet speed.  You just have to Limit those people and the rest would use internet speed as per the demand.
Bottom Lines:
I have experienced that only a single people in a group is using the highest data through browsing or downloading. On that case, if you limit the Wi-Fi speed for that person to his MAC address then the internet speed will be controlled for the person and rest of the people can use the bandwidth without any issues. This is the simplest and easiest way that you can apply in a few seconds and all the problems will be solved.

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