How can I limit bandwidth to Computer 1 when Computers 1 & 2 are connected to the internet? Port-forwarding, and BitTorrent.
Two computers, one router, home network. Computer 1 (c1) is connected to the router by ethernet cable, Computer 2 (c2) always connects by wifi. If it matters, I cannot switch the ways they connect to the router -- c2 lives in a distant room with no phone jack, so c2 must
connect by wifi.
c1 is mostly always running BitTorrent, for which a port was forwarded. Ideally, c1 would continue to run BT all the time, but the traffic to and from c1 would slow to a crawl when c2 was online. Even more ideally, the throttling would only affect traffic via BT
on c1, and web-browsing would be prioritized between the two computers... however that is done now. BitTorrent allows me to limit its traffic vs. web traffic on the same computer, but not on the local network as a whole, as far as I can see.
I know I could use the BT scheduler to run BT at selected times, but there is no real pattern to c2's usage.
In this scenario
, I'm the torrenting roommate, and I want to limit (but not stop) my own available bandwidth when (and only when) the OP is online on her computer. Possible?
I was able to do the port forwarding thing, once I learned those words, so it will be very helpful if you can tell me the search terms I want for this.