How do I limit the upload available on my computer?

Upload speedSoftware utilities

The easiest method to limit your upload speeds on a computer is by using a software utility designed to limit the upload speed and run it on the computer you want to limit. Below are some examples of software programs designed to limit the upload speed.

  1. http://www.netlimiter.com/
  2. http://www.homeqos.com/
  3. http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/
  4. http://www.intrarts.com/throttled.html (MacOS, FreeBSD, or Linux )

In addition to the programs listed above, it is also recommended you check the program serving the files for an upload setting that can be adjusted. Often many programs that serve files to other computers can also set limits.

Network router

Finally, some network routers also have settings that can be adjusted to limit the amount of upload and download speed available for the router or per port. See router documentation to see if this is an available feature and how to set up this feature.

Additional information

  • See the upload definition for further information and related links.