View Full Version : [ubuntu] Throttling download speed in nautilus

September 7th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Whenever I download something from a friend's FTP-server, nautilus utilizes all the available bandwith. This is logical of course, but sometimes i would like to be able to throttle the download rate a bit, as anyone using my internet connection--including me--will experience slowness because of the download.

As said, this behaviour is to be expected while downloading something, but I can't seem to find a way to throttle the transfer speed with nautilus. Does something like this already exist (googling revealed nothing for me :()?

September 7th, 2010, 05:44 PM
I don't know if this can be done with Nautilus.

Speeds can be throttled by using your router, assuming you have a router? Most new ones have a section under an "advanced" tab that allows you to throttle P2P or other traffic and give priority to other traffic. That might help.

September 7th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Thanks for your reply. This would indeed reduce the problem of not being able to use the rest of the worldwide tubes, but a throttle is not something I always want on any specific type of traffic. My goal is more of 'spur of the moment' solution, where I would be able to throttle my download at a moment I need to. Hence the reason I'm looking for a solution in nautilus.

September 7th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Well, you could always just go to your router page and bookmark the section where the throttling would occur - visit it using your browser and enable before, then disable after. BTW, a quick way of logging in to your router is by prefixing username:pass@routerip, then bookmarking that so you don't have to login all the time. Unless you have a shared PC of course.

This is just a quick fix, I'm sure one of the genii will come along with a solution :)