July 16th, 2011, 12:05 AM #1
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Roommate Hogging Internet Bandwidth
This is my first time posting here. I just moved into a new house at the beginning of this month, and the guy who owns the house is hogging the internet like crazy. I get no more than 0.25 Mbits/sec ever, and it's a 6 Mbit connection. I keep asking him about throttling his torrent program, etc., and he keeps acting like he's going to do it and then doesn't take care of it.
I'm getting sick of asking him about it. Is there anything I can do? I've tried logging into his router to allocate bandwidth based on MAC address, but he has a non-default password set on it. I can't think of anything else. I'm essentially looking for some way to mitigate the problem, or at least get back at him by making the internet unusable for anyone. I have plenty of internet access at work, and could live with it down at my house. I'm moving out of this place at the end of the month.
If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate hearing them.
Thank you in advance,
July 16th, 2011, 02:00 AM #2
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This isn't a technical problem it is a relationship problem. If I'm reading your post right, you're moving out at the end of the month which is only two weeks. I'd suggest just gritting your teeth and bearing it.
You don't mention whether or not you are paying rent or helping out paying for the utilities (aka, the internet). If you are not, then you really don't have any right to complain. You are merely a guest, and it is rude to try and tamper with other people's things. If you are paying, then you need to have a more thorough sit-down talk. This is also why it is important to discuss bills before you move in with anyone.
This statement also concerns me:
I'm essentially looking for some way to mitigate the problem, or at least get back at him by making the internet unusable for anyone.
Welcome to TechIMO. I doubt you'll get help with this problem here, though.Good job, friend-of-friends!
July 16th, 2011, 02:21 AM #3
Tony's 100% right.
You mention this guy OWNS the house, your room mate... sorry but if thats the case, its HIS internet not yours, and your pretty much Sh*t out of luck. If he forgets to throttle down his usages, oh well.
Your going on about Logging into HIS router, and he has a non Standard Default Password.
Well, Good for him, seriously.
Just the fact your trying to gain access intentionally to his equipment whether its secured or not, is a No No right there.
And even assuming you were able to, not all Routers have ability to do this, so it might be pointless.
256Kbps isn't all that great for gaming, or downloading large files, but its still plenty for general Internet Access, Most Streaming Audio/Internet Radio, etc. And Email.
May take a while downloading some files, but its not all that bad.
Just be happy he's willing to share some of it.
But Like Tony Said, You haven't mentioned if your helping to pay for the internet costs or not, if your not, then oh well. If you are, then you need to discuss it with him, and figure something out.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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July 20th, 2011, 12:43 PM #4
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You are moving out at the end of the month, move on with your life.
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