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is there any free traffic shaping software for internet gateways with GUI for managing per user/computer bandwidth?

At least it should able to manage per source IP (or MAC), or if possible with user authentication before they can access the internet (captive portal)

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Have a look at pfSense.

pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system …

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If you need a professional shaper, etinc is the gold standard. pfsense doesnt scale well and it doesn't actually do window shaping. It just delays packets. The ET/BWMGR pays for itself because it reduces traffic flows so you can put more users with less bandwidth.

www.etinc.com

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