This example shows administrators how to configure bandwidth control to manage traffic rates.
We can limit either incoming traffic, outgoing traffic or both.
In this example, we use two computers: FTP Client (PC) and FTP Server (FTPServer).
The PC will either be uploading files or downloading files from the FTP Server.
Configure bandwidth control to limit the traffic rate
All network IP addresses and subnet masks are used as examples in this article. Please replace them with your actual network IP addresses and subnet masks. This example was tested using an XGS4600-32 on firmware v4.50.
1. Enter the web GUI and go to
Menu > Advanced Application > Bandwidth Control
2. Check the “Active” box. Key in the rates in Ingress Rate (upload limit) = 10240 kbps and Egress Rate (download limit) = 20480 kbps.
Remember to check the port “Active” boxes as well. Click “Apply” at the end.
Test the Result
- Use the PC to upload a file to the FTP Server. The transfer rate should be more or less 1.25 MB/s (10240 Kbit/s).
- Use the PC to download a file from the FTP Server. The transfer rate should be more or less 2.5 MB/s (20480 Kbit/s).