How to configure bandwidth control to limit incoming or outgoing traffic rate
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). PC will either be uploading files or downloading files from the FTP Server.
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.
1. Configure Switch
1-1. Enter the web GUI. Go to Menu > Advanced Application > Bandwidth Control. Check the “Active” box. Key in the rate in Ingress Rate (PC Upload rate) = 10240 kbps and Egress Rate (PC Download rate) = 20480 kbps. Remember to check the port “Active” boxes as well. Click “Apply”.
2. Test the Result
2-1. Use PC to upload a file to the FTP Server. Transfer rate should be more or less 1.2 MB/s (or 10240 Mb/s).
2-2. Use PC to download a file from the FTP Server. Transfer rate should be more or less 2.4 MB/s (or 20480 Mb/s).