[FoRK] networking question

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Sun Jul 24 14:53:43 PDT 2011

There is.  They range from $300 to $1900.


On 7/24/2011 2:42 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Hey there,
> I'm living in an apartment complex with around 12 apartments, comprised of 4
> or 5 long term residents and a variable number of short termers.
> At the moment theres a 1.5mbs/256kbps ADSL connection which is shared
> amongst everyone. We would install a second line, but line rentals and
> contracts are big negatives.
> Im proposing to the owner that the long term residents pay to upgrade the
> bandwidth, but we want to install some kind of switch or router which will
> allow us to reserve 1.5mbs/256kbs for the short termers, and the remainder
> for the long termers.
> Ive taken a look at some so-called "Smart switches" but the configurations
> involved are incredibly complex, with QoS, port aggregation, etc etc.
> Wondering if one of you guys has a suggestion about a simple approach for
> this.
> Simplest approach I have found is to get a pair of netgear "smart switches"
> http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/prosafe-plus-switches/default.aspx
> on
> which you can set incoming/outgoing bandwidth limits on the switch overall.
> Wondering if there is a solution that involves a single switch/router which
> will allow us to say, simply, "this collection of ports is reserved
> 1.5mbs/256k" and "this collection of ports is reserved 4.5mbs/768k".
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