How can I give a download limit for each user? I have a Linksys DSL modem with wireless.
When asked about setting download limits, I am assuming you'd like more information on managing bandwidth allocation by user. The best way to accomplish this is to have a rate-limiting policy on the DSL modem. It really depends on the model of your Linksys DSL modem as to whether or not it inherently supports a rate-limiting policy.
For example, I'm looking at the Linksys BEFSR81 EtherFast Cable/DSL router with an 8-port switch. That device supports QoS policy settings to limit bandwidth based on three potential criteria: device priority, Ethernet port priority, or application priority. To satisfy your requirement, setting up a rate-limit based on device priority would ensure that you have limited the rate at which that particular user can transfer data through that device.
Hope that helps. Good Luck! Enjoy!
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