All devices connected to your network can use all of the bandwidth by default. This means that if one of your connected devices is using a high bandwidth application, it will suck up all the bandwidth available to other computers as well and will make the rest of the network slower for other devices too.
This can be a huge problem if you have a lot of computers connected to your network. You will not be able to know which computer is taking all of the bandwidth and hogging the network down.
This problem can be solved by using the Bandwidth control feature available on your router.
It is designed to minimize the effect caused when the connection is under heavy load. Using this feature, we can assign the maximum or minimum bandwidth for any computer we want which means that no computer will be able to use the bandwidth out of these limits and will not slow down the network. TP-Link Technical Support suggests you to use this feature as it will greatly reduce slowdown of your network.
This TP-Link Technical Support article will guide you through the process.
To configure your router, follow the steps below:
- Open the web browser and go to http://tplinklgin.net from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Enter the username and password of the router. Default username and password can be found on the bottom of the router.
- Go to Bandwidth control > control settings from the menu on the left.
- Select the linetype of your internet connection. Enter the Egress and Ingress Bandwidth. Contact your ISP for the values if you don’t know them.
- Click Save.
- Go to Bandwidth Control > Rules List on the left page.
- Click on Add New button to add a new rule.
- Enter the values in the settings window. Enter the IP address of the computer for which you want to set the limit of the bandwidth. You can also set the IP range if you want to set the limit for multiple computer with consecutive IP address at the same time.
- Enter the Egress Bandwidth which is the upload seed and Ingress Bandwidth which is download speed for the computer.
- Enter the protocol and port range.
- Click on save button.
- In Bandwidth Control Settings page, click on the Enable Bandwidth Control check box.
- Click on save button to save your settings.
Your router is now configured and will work accordingly.
If you are facing any issues, please contact to TP-Link Technical Support. You can contact on TP-Link Technical Support number at 1-877-777-8906 (Toll Free).
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