Setup Bandwidth Control on TP-Link Router

How to Setup Bandwidth Control on TP-Link Router?

Bandwidth control is a feature on TP-Link routers that allows you to set up limits for the bandwidth of specific devices to ensure fair and equal use of your internet connection.

Before we get started showing you how to set up bandwidth control on your TP-Link wireless router, let us look at what this feature does and why it is essential for any household or office that has multiple devices on the internet.

How to Setup Bandwidth Control on TP-Link Router?

It’s easy to set up, but there are a few steps involved:

  1. Log in to your router’s web interface (
  2. Put your Username & Password there.
  3. The default username and password is admin
  4. Click “Wireless” then “Basic Wireless Settings.”
  5. If this is the first time you’ve done anything with the wireless settings, click “Enable Advanced Wireless Settings.”
  6. On the next page, under Basic Wireless Settings, make sure that Bandwidth Control is turned on by clicking its checkbox
  7. Next, we want to configure our rule settings by clicking “Bandwidth Control.”
  8. For the list of devices on your network, you can enter their types (Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.) in the “Device Type” field and choose whether to limit total sharing or upload speed by clicking the checkboxes below.
  9. click apply once you’re done so that we can move on to rule configuration settings
  10. Under Rule Settings, click edit for each rule you’d like to configure a bandwidth limit for
  11. You’ll then need to set your limit; 1GB is 1 Gigabyte of data
  12. When configuring how long this rule is valid, bear in mind that it will end at 11:59 pm on that day.
  13. Once you’re done, click on “Apply” at the bottom of the page and then click “Save Settings.”
  14. You’ll now want to reboot your router by clicking on the reboot button in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window, or you can manually restart it by unplugging it for a few seconds.
  15. Click apply once you’re done. You can repeat this process for multiple devices on your network; make sure each device has its own rule and limit settings!

Setting up bandwidth control is easy; however, we need to watch out for a couple of things. What if I exceed my limit? This setting will only apply to that individual rule, meaning that if we have limits set up for multiple devices on our network, exceeding our upload/download limit for one device won’t stop any other device from using internet bandwidth. It’s still important to keep in mind that if we go over our rule limit, we could be charged additional fees by our ISP.

If you have more than one router in your house (via WiFi or Ethernet), you will need to configure a separate rule for each of them separately – they won’t share bandwidth limits with other routers. You’ll also need to ensure that if a device is connected to both routers simultaneously (as sometimes happens over WiFi), that connection is not counted towards any particular bandwidth cap.

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