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Limewire Help

YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
I was wondering if I could get some help from my fellow GnTers

At my house, we have three computers and a 360 set up on a wireless network. The one that has the router and the modem is never in use, but one is in regular use, and the other... well, there's the problem.

That computer is my dads, and he is constantly on Limewire, which kills the connection to the other computer in use (mine) and makes the 360 hard to play on Live. Is there any way for me to limit the bandwith that goes to Limewire on his computer, without messing up my computers (I use torrents) or the 360s connection? I've asked him to limit the use of Limewire, but hes a dick and doesn't believe it makes a difference.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Find out what ports Limewire is using and blockthem on the router.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Will that completely block limewire? Because I can't do that, he will flip out. I just need to lessen its deathgrip on my giggawats of bandwith.

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    JingleJangleJingleJangle Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    No it wont, it will just slow the program down considerably.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Only if you go into his account on limewire and set the download max to like 30kbps, and the upload to 2 or 3 (or just disable sharing).

    Otherwise you're stuck. D:

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ask him to stop torrenting so much stuff?

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ask him to stop torrenting so much stuff?
    I tried. His response:
    "SHOW ME WHERE IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE THATS NO FASTER YOU ARE LYING LIMEWIRE DOESNT MESS WITH ANYTHING"
    urahonky wrote: »
    Only if you go into his account on limewire and set the download max to like 30kbps, and the upload to 2 or 3 (or just disable sharing).

    Otherwise you're stuck. D:

    I can't get onto his computer. D:

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    Fort1tudeFort1tude Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Make sure he knows that Limewire installs tons of malware and its just a matter of time before his computer has to be serviced.

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Crank call him as the RIAA.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fort1tude wrote: »
    Make sure he knows that Limewire installs tons of malware and its just a matter of time before his computer has to be serviced.
    I tried that too. His response:

    "I've got Norton"

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    VoroVoro Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You don't have many choices, unless you're about to setup a gateway machine between the modem and the router to handle packet shaping.

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    Fort1tudeFort1tude Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Fort1tude wrote: »
    Make sure he knows that Limewire installs tons of malware and its just a matter of time before his computer has to be serviced.
    I tried that too. His response:

    "I've got Norton"

    Well security software is only as good as the person using it, and its not going to stop stuff he purposefully installed from working. I mean in the License Agreement it SAYS its going to install third party software.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.
    So change the key whenever you feel like having your own internets. If he doesn't want to compromise then he can go without for a few hours.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.
    So change the key whenever you feel like having your own internets. If he doesn't want to compromise then he can go without for a few hours.
    This would work, except he would break me then break my computer, and then ground me. Not a viable tactic.

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.
    So change the key whenever you feel like having your own internets. If he doesn't want to compromise then he can go without for a few hours.
    This would work, except he would break me then break my computer, and then ground me. Not a viable tactic.
    Uhh... I think this problem goes deeper than technical advice. There are some real life issues in this thread.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thanks for the help guys, but I dont see a viable option for this. Looks like its lag city for me.

    EDIT:
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.
    So change the key whenever you feel like having your own internets. If he doesn't want to compromise then he can go without for a few hours.
    This would work, except he would break me then break my computer, and then ground me. Not a viable tactic.
    Uhh... I think this problem goes deeper than technical advice. There are some real life issues in this thread.

    Nah, that was just an exaggeration. But I would be grounded from games and the computer... and tv... and the phone... and leaving the house.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dead men tell no tales.
    Crank call as the RIAA. Just like core said.

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    RabidDonkeyRabidDonkey Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    when i torrent the part that kills my connection is the uploading, so i limit it to 5k during the day and turn it up at nite when no one is using the connection. Have you tried limiting the uploading?

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    RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Why don't you nicely ask him to close Limewire while you play 360 and then he can open it again when you're done?

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    His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Tell him to pay for the fucking internet if he's going to be an asshole about it.

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    Wedge BiggsWedge Biggs Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Thanks for the help guys, but I dont see a viable option for this. Looks like its lag city for me.

    EDIT:
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Nah, don't have the money.

    Well this sucks. Sucks even more that my dads an asshole who doesnt listen to his son on something he knows more about.
    Is he the one paying for the internet?
    Nope. I am.
    So change the key whenever you feel like having your own internets. If he doesn't want to compromise then he can go without for a few hours.
    This would work, except he would break me then break my computer, and then ground me. Not a viable tactic.
    Uhh... I think this problem goes deeper than technical advice. There are some real life issues in this thread.

    Nah, that was just an exaggeration. But I would be grounded from games and the computer... and tv... and the phone... and leaving the house.

    Dude, your dad has serious porn issues.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kill your dad.

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    There is one more option, packet shaping!

    You can do this on your router if it has the firmware for it. Now by default, I don't know of any consumer routers that are able to do that. Check out http://www.dd-wrt.com for this. In particular, DD-WRT's option is called Quality of Service. It lets you prioritize traffic based on type and/or through ports. Perhaps this is a solution for you. I wrote some other thread about dd-wrt, feel free to search for it.

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    jynxycatjynxycat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I was going to say the same.

    Our linksys router has QoS options to limit upload speeds by bps, and also prioritize ports on the router relative to each other.

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    Kaptain BobKaptain Bob Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Tell him to pay for the fucking internet if he's going to be an asshole about it.

    I concur.

    I don't complain about my parents' internet habits because they pay for it. Not that they seem to be as bad about it as your father seems to be, by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're paying, just fuckin' cancel the service and let him pay for it if he wants to be a dick.

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