RonanMC
Level 1: Cadet

Restricting Bandwidth to a certain device connected to home internet OR Blocking its access entirely

Hi, I am trying to either limit the amount of avaliable brandwidth to connected devices on my home internet, particuarly one macbook. I cannot put software onto that computer and I cannot access that computer, you would think it would be pretty simple when I have access to the gateway. Specs of router:

Technicolor TG797n v3
Software Version: 15.3
Firmware Version: 15.53.6886-510-RF
Hardware Version: DANT-O
 
Thunkful for any responses, quite annoyed as this should all be relatively simple but it seems telstra has largly restricted the freedom over the router.

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DrQ
Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Restricting Bandwidth to a certain device connected to home internet OR Blocking its access enti

You can blacklist the device's MAC address to completely block the device from accessing the network.
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DuckDodgers
Level 20: Director

Re: Restricting Bandwidth to a certain device connected to home internet OR Blocking its access enti

depending on the modem, some of them give you the ability to set up QoS. if that option is available then you can set a priority for connected devices apart from that mac laptop. basically means that all other devices will have priority over the bandwidth then the mac laptop would, they would still be connected but if you were doing something on, lets say downloading an application then your device would have the priority and obtain a majority of the bandwidth.

 

other than that like DrQ said you can blacklist it but if its a devices that is allowed to be connected to your network then the other party might be a little annoyed if they cant connect.

 

good luck!

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