Follow these guidelines to limit bandwidth on a guest network of TP-Link router.

  • Step 1:These bandwidth limitation guidelines are for TP-Link routers, but they should be similar for other brands of routers as well
  • Step 2:Log into your TP-Link router by following these steps.
  • Step 3:Locate the TP-Link router’s IP address. It is typically mentioned in the label stuck on the router and the user manual.
  • Step 4:To find it from your computer, open ‘Command Prompt’ from the ‘Start’ menu and type ‘ipconfig /all’ without quotes. Press Enter. Copy the ‘Default gateway’ field data to the clipboard. (This is the TP-Link router’s IP address.)
  • Step 5:Double-click the web browser icon on the desktop to launch the browser.
  • Step 6:Enter the TP-Link router’s IP address in the ‘address bar’ and press Enter.
  • Step 7:The router’s Login window appears. Key in the username and password in the respective fields and then click Login. (It should be 'admin' for the username, and you can leave the password field blank.)
  • Step 8:When the TP-Link router’s GUI, i.e., EWS page loads, click the Guest Network button on the left-hand side panel.
  • Step 9:Select the Enable option from the ‘Guest Network Isolation’ and ‘Guest Network Bandwidth Control’ drop-down lists.
  • Step 10:Select the Band and then click the ‘Enable’ radio button beside the Guest Network option. Rename the Network name to something with ‘guest’ at the end for easy identification.
  • Step 11:Choose WPA/WPA2-Personal from the ‘Security’ drop-down list.
  • Step 12:Set Authentication Type and Encryption to ‘Auto.’ Enter a passphrase in the ‘Wireless Password’ field. Scroll down and click Save.
  • Step 13:Click ‘Bandwidth Control’ on the left-hand side panel, click the ‘Enable Bandwidth Control’ checkbox, and set the Egress/Ingress Bandwidths. Click Save.
  • Step 14:Click Guest Network on the left-hand side panel again. Select the Enable option from the ‘Guest Network Bandwidth Control’ drop-down list.
  • Step 15:Scroll down to the Egress and Ingress Bandwidth section. Enter the minimum and maximum bandwidth in Kilobytes per second in both the fields. Click Save.
  • Step 16:This completes the router’s guest network bandwidth limitation procedure.