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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by DIngus1, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. DIngus1

    DIngus1 Lurker
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    I set up my pixel2 as a wifi hotspot. Works great. Now, I wish to bandwidth-limit the clients who connect to that hotspot. ie. any client who connects to my phone's hotspot will be limited to 1mbps or whatever I specify.

    The reason I want this: The chromecast device, when playing netflix, *always* defaults to the highest possible quality the network connection will allow, and there is no way to change this. The bandwidth settings in the netflix app have ZERO effect when it is cast through to chromecast.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I know phones usually have a settings option to limit the total amount of data used by tethered devices, but not to limit their bandwidth. This is the first time I've seen this been asked for. Certain carriers might have a bandwidth throttling on their networks, for like if one exceeds their fair usage policies.

    This app according to the description is supposed to limit tethering bandwidth, amongst other things. However many of the user reviews are saying things like it doesn't work.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bwr.free

    Good luck.
     
    #2 mikedt, Jan 4, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2022
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