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About bandwidth limiting

i have a problem our wireless networking.
Some of the users are abusing the bandwidth
making it difficult for others to surf the internet. Is there any way to set
limits to each user so that nobody ends up using too much of the internet.
my router type:
Linksys wireless -G Broadband router WRT54GL family.
firmware version (v.4.30.13)
how can i fixed that bandwidth abusing problem. could you help me please?

Kindly Regards.

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For limiting the bandwidth see my tips and tricks...............

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