Applications and Traffic Rules

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I would like to see the following happen.


 

When it comes to priority data being allowed to choose what can pull form by data bucket. For example, me being a video gamer I would like all my games to be allowed to tap into that pull. Once it is used up fall back to 1 to 5 Mbps.

 

I would like to see the ability to choose what kinds of traffic or applications get access to priority data is this something that could be released as a update someday? But still have liberty pass?  What I mean is chose what taps into the available priority data.  and everything else falls on liberty pass speeds.
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Gregory Davis

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I somewhat agree with this. It would be nice to have a dashboard that would give each user control of their speed even when their not in Liberty Pass. For example we at times have visitors (Kids with their kids (grandkids)) all of which have theri wifi gadgets (iPads, iPhonse, android tablets, laptops) and of course they ask for your wifi password. I do have a Guest access point which I will give the password to our guests. It would be nice to be able to throttle back the internet speed, using the dashboard, which would "possibly" discourage guests from things like watching videos, facetime, online gaming. I'm constantly asking, as I give out my wifi password, that they do not do facetime, watch videos, do online gaming, ... . It doesn't seem to help.
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I agree. It should be under the my account. I am sure with the deep packet inspection they do for bandwidth throttling it could be done. But give the customers the choice to what has full control of the priority data and after that bucket is used those applications or things fall back to liberty pass. It could be something where you chose what kinds of category are allowed access and what ever is not on that list falls to the 1 to 5 Mbps liberty speeds.  Who knows maybe Exede will jump in on this post hopefully it is something they look into. I am still happy with the service :). 
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You can both get the full control that you want with this and without Exede needing to do a thing.  Simply get VMWare Workstation Pro or Player (Player is free for non commercial use), create a Windows virtual machine and use that to connect to the internet.  VMware Workstation allows you to throttle the speed of your virtual network adapter, which is what the Windows virtual machine will see as its hardware network adapter.  Further, with VMWare Workstation 10 or later, you can change the speed of the virtual network adapter while the virtual machine is running and while you are connected to the internet, all without disrupting anything.

I generally keep my virtual network adapter throttled at 150 kbps (0.15 Mbps) for everyday internet activities but can (and have) temporarily lifted the throttle whenever I wanted to download a large file.  Having the throttle in place will prevent websites and such from burning up your data, thereby leaving that data available for the uses you want it for.
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Am I correct in assuming that all INTRA network traffic must flow thru this VMWare workstation in order for this to work?
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Not at all.  The virtual machine is hardly my entire computer.  I could have an entire INTRA network completely separate from the virtual machine if I wanted to.  So could you.  I use the virtual machine solely as an internet gateway, to increase security.
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Yea but would be easy for EXEDE do allow you to pick so every device on your network it applies to. 
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I suspect that it wouldn't be easy for Exede because they would have to examine your network in detail.  Further, there are legal limitations related to privacy that would prevent them from doing this.
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True. But figured it would be a nice feature to say what can pull out of the priority bucket and what can't touch it. Or have the choice to turn it off when you want to fall back to liberty pass speeds and go in and turn it on when you need it. I mainly want that for my games only and liberty speeds for everything else. Might have to configure a hardware firewall with QoS rules and give my games high priority. And everything else low. 
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"Might have to configure a hardware firewall with QoS rules and give my games high priority. And everything else low."

Doing this would be similar to what I suggested above with the virtual network adapter and the virtual machine, and I see no reason why it wouldn't work just as well.