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aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 01:51 PM
What is a good program/system to throw on a spare PC, since my family doesnt understand capped broadband, and seem to suck up 20gigs way before the month is out (seriously dont ask, i really have no idea where it goes) I have ISA 2004 CD in a drawer but have encountered issues in the past. I want to cache wweb requests so it comes off the proxy server hdd, thus minimising usage. We use oulook to access gmail (pop3s/smtps).

Any suggestions? (Talking to the culprits doesnt seem to work)

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 01:53 PM
Disconnect them or block whatever sites :p

Or if theyre paying for it, dont worry about it..

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 01:56 PM
kinda hard to disconnect them, when they use different laptops

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Kill the wireless or ethernet then.

HOW are they connecting then?

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 02:05 PM
mixed wired/wireless, i wud have thought the proxy wud be a good idea, as it works for corporations

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 02:07 PM
Well if theyre going through a router for the wired/wireless, use QOS in the router, that may help.

Then they may struggle to get or do anything :lol:

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 02:10 PM
QoS?

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 02:14 PM
This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_service)

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 02:18 PM
i doubt my wireless router (Netgear WGR614v6) supports that

mabix
17-12-2008, 02:32 PM
http://untangle.com

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 02:33 PM
You could be right that router doesnt support QOS

sroby
17-12-2008, 02:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClarkConnect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmoothWall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCop

May be worth looking into a Lin based firewall & set download limits on each PC.

I dont think caching web pages will solve the problem, someone is probably downloading movies(or something similar)....
or you have a infected PC/laptop

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 02:40 PM
does the bb router (Dlink 502T) support QoS?

aidanmaz
17-12-2008, 02:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClarkConnect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmoothWall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCop

May be worth looking into a Lin based firewall & set download limits on each PC.

I dont think caching web pages will solve the problem, someone is probably downloading movies(or something similar)....
or you have a infected PC/laptop

i know it isnt a virus, or spyware.....even with youtube and stuff 20Gb is a ton

Blam
17-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Get OpenDNS on your router and block their websites?