Hi! Can you please help me how to block torrent traffic in router?
I live in student dormitory, and I share my WiFi with the rest of the room. However, one of my roommates has been extensively downloading stuff on torrents over past two months. Real a***ole, if you ask me. While I cannot confirm if it's piracy or not, the real problem is that he eats up all the bandwidth. That makes it next to impossible for the rest of us to even do basic things on the internet, such as reading and writing emails, and so on.
Now, the easiest way would be just to block all TCP and UDP ports, but would it block any other P2P stuff, such as Viber and Skype? Considering that all of us in the room relay on VoIP in one form or another, it would be important to maintain this functionality, while blocking torrents. Limiting the bandwidth is also a good idea, but I would still prefer to block the torrents in router, at least to some extent.
The router in question, or access point if you prefer, is D-Link DAP-1155/A.
Tell you RA about it and the dean of students. They'll just kick him off the WAN and keep him local.
Alternatively just confront him about it with the others and if he doesn't comply with your group's rules then he doesn't get a laptop. Treat him like a little kid. Its your room too, not just his. I made issues for my room mate, but I'm ASD. I really cannot read faces. He never confronted me, never said anything to me except hello and bye. When he decided to talk to me he tried to get me thrown out of the dorm and expelled. Don't let it get to that level.
Confront him first, if he's a dick go to the RA and ask what to do.
Nothing you can do but talk to him. You can block stuff like that but as anybody here knows all you need is a good vpn. if one is not already being used
You could use something like wireshark to see if it is piracy or not. Just filter for stuff like the piratebay. If it is then confront him and ask him to stop. Piracy can affect all of you not just him.
You can't actually block ALL of the ports, certain UDP ports are used for regular DHCP. What you need to do is block all unused (open ports).
Basically, if an applications needs the ports forwarded, you put it on a whitelist.
What you need to do, is set bandwidth limiter to allow no more than any one node to use more than 60% of the total alloted bandwidth, that will ensure that no matter how busy he is or anyone else doing stuff there will be enough for other people to do what they need to get done. But, torrenting programs often allow you to set bandwidth limiters to not congest the network, so first talk to him and see if you can work something out. If he can't be reasoned with, then enforce the new policy.
If hes smart he can easily get around this. Would also be unfair to set all his traffic as last priority, this is a bandwidth issue. What I'm worried about, is if he would poison the ARP table in retaliation if OP skips straight to a more violent approach.
We did it couple of times, because this isn't the first time he abuses the common stuff, simply making problems for everyone. He is a kind of person that will apologize politely, but as soon as you turn your back, he'll start plotting and scheming, and wait for the first instance to repeat the very thing he was asked not to.
Already tried, but how can you reason with unreasonable? As you said, I do pay for it, and I don't mind making it available for others. Internet is a common good in my opinion, and it just makes so many things easier. But it pisses me off when someone so bluntly abuses what's basically a good will.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, he's not that tech savvy. He studies some kind of management, and I bet he doesn't understand even the basic concepts about internet. The guy is just being ignorant asshole. This is why I want to stay out of conflict, and just elegantly block this stuff in router. I bet he won't even realize that he's being blocked or throttled.
Yes. What I have here is an old D-Link DAP-1155/A, but I think it does have an option to throttle a machine based on its MAC. Have to consult manual for this. I never really had to do this before.
This is what I want to do. Just which TCPs, and which UDPs should I block? I know that TCP 80, 25, 22, and 21 should stay open, as well as UDP 53. But I never had to do this before, so maybe I'm not getting it all straight.