[NotSupported] Limit bandwidth not working

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[NotSupported] Limit bandwidth not working

Postby Ricky93 » 10. Dec 2018, 23:24

Hello,
I'm trying to find a way to limit internet speed on my linux guest and I found this useful piece of information in the manual
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VBoxManage bandwidthctl "VM name" add Limit --type network --limit 20m
VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --nicbandwidthgroup1 Limit


However I'm still able make downloads at host's full speed.

Did a bit of searching and another person was also having troubles with it however due to me being a new user I can't post a link to it(sorry)

I'm not very tech savy guy but I've ran the commands set in the manual and they're not working as I wanted.
Is there something wrong I'm doing?
Last edited by socratis on 11. Dec 2018, 19:28, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as [NotSupported].
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Re: Limit bandwidth not working

Postby socratis » 11. Dec 2018, 00:41

Ricky93 wrote:I've ran the commands set in the manual and they're not working as I wanted.

In the manual where you found the commands, ch. 6.10 Limiting Bandwidth for Network Input/Output, there's a note above the commands:
Note: Oracle VM VirtualBox shapes VM traffic only in the transmit direction, delaying the packets being sent by virtual machines. It does not limit the traffic being received by virtual machines.
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Re: Limit bandwidth not working

Postby Ricky93 » 11. Dec 2018, 18:18

Oh I understand now. Thank you very much!
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Re: Limit bandwidth not working

Postby socratis » 11. Dec 2018, 19:27

Glad I could help you understand the difference. Marking as [NotSupported].
BTW, I honestly wish that this was an option as well, I'm with you on this one...
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