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    NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    But this analogue internet bandwidth controller is doing poorly on IndieGogo.
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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Why would you want to slow down your connection??
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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    I'm not high enough to find this interesting.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Why would you want to slow down your connection??
    The article implies that it would be used to control sub-networks on the local network, so you wouldn't slow down your entire connection, you'd restrict the bandwidth available to subnets or individual computers so they didn't hog the overall bandwidth.

    I don't really see how it could do that and still maintain the ease of use that's implied though, as you'd need to insert it into the network somehow - great if you've got a wired network that you can physically secure, but pretty much useless for most household scenarios.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    I would've waited until at least March 31st before announcing this...
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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Yes becuase I really want something sat on my desk that any idiot in the office can play with.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    I would imagine that IT departments around the world would absolutely love this. Or, ideally, a whole room filled with these, each controlling various departments, buildings and the like. Physical manifestations of power tend to be popular, if impractical.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    I have no idea why I would want this. Unless you had kids streaming and riots starting due to them caning the bandwidth, perhaps? Then you'd need a row of them to throttle back the connection of the culprit. Or you could just use some mad parenting skillz and not pay several hundred Dollars for a large, space consuming set up which mas marginal use.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    It should be a dial, and it should go up to 11.

    ... though I still can't think of anyone who would pay money for one.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Yes, I need to throttle my 170KB/s. Gaining 0.2Mbps has really removed the time I used to take to enjoy being inconvenienced. This will do the trick nicely.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Without a screen (to show what the limits are set to), this doesn't seem very useful

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    This is completely useless in anything more than a joke environment because businesses will be using managed switches which pretty much all come with QoS these days anyway!

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    I would imagine that IT departments around the world would absolutely love this. Or, ideally, a whole room filled with these, each controlling various departments, buildings and the like. Physical manifestations of power tend to be popular, if impractical.
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    It should be a dial, and it should go up to 11. ...
    Combine the two - a break-out board for your managed switches with a range of sliders and knobs like a traditional audio mixing desk, each shaping the network parameters for a range of VLANs.

    Marketing winding you up? Just slide their bandwidth down to 3!
    Inter-department Quake tournament? Turn everyone else's ping up to 11!

    I can just see myself cackling evilly as I messed with someone's network access...

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    You could do via your router by the bandwidth settings. But I see this as a more idiot proof way to implement it with out knowing the exact figure you would have to put it to throttle a device on your network.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    Well if I could install one in my local cabinet to limit everyone else's bandwidth, while boosting mine, it would be worthwhile.

    Until such time, I'll settle for QoS on my router and just limit everyone else in the house.

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    Re: NetValve adjusts your bandwidth via a traditional gate valve

    I just can't take this seriously (and even had to remind myself that it was nowhere near 1st April), and don't see it as anything more than a silly gimmick that will amuse some when they see the campaign, but fail to be funded.

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