How to Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Router, easily ? [genie, N-Series][2022]

Netgear is a great router for internet sharing. Netgear is the best router for monitoring traffic and controlling bandwidth.

Netgear was the most expensive router I tested. Your speed problem will not be solved by choosing the Netgear model that is most expensive. Your internet speed will suffer if there are too many clients connected to your router.

Bandwidth on a Netgear Router
Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Router

In this article, I will explain How to Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Router?

You can go directly to Advanced > Setup> Add Rule to limit the bandwidth on Netgear router. This article will provide a step-by-step visual guide.

Netgear offers many models, but the QoS setup for each model is nearly the same.

The complete guide for How to Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Router has been listed.

These are the most popular Netgear genie models, Nighthawk R7000, R6300. This content also includes descriptions of Netgear Router Series N600 (Model WNDR3400v3) and N300 (Model DGN2200), as well as N150 (Model WNR1000v3).

Netgear doesn’t have a bandwidth limit for clients, but it does offer the option to give priority to important devices.

The bandwidth used to configure QoS in Netgear routers will determine how effective it is.

Let’s read in details…

Other routers offer bandwidth limits that you can set up for different devices. This configuration is great for you, but not for others.

  • Let’s say you limit a device to 2MBPS while having 100MBPS broadband. It doesn’t matter if the device is connected or not, but the native won’t be able use the rest bandwidth that is not being used.
  • Netgear is the best option in this instance.
  • This section allows you to set priority for certain devices, and high priority for others.
  • This setup will give you priority to download at maximum speed. Other users will be able use full bandwidth even if they are not using high priority devices.
  • Netgear has done a great job with this setup.
  • Let’s now start the bandwidth control procedures on some Netgear models.

In this article, we will be highlighting three types of models. All models must be made using the same process from each of these models.

Type 1: nighthawk R7000 (Netgear genie)

Type 2: R6300 (Netgear genie)

Type 3: WNR1000v3 (Netgear SMART WIZARD)

Limit WiFi Speed to Others on Netgeargenie (R6300).

QoS is slightly different on the R6300 model. It listed each setting individually, instead of using tabs. Let’s now see how you can use it.

Step 1

First, click on the tab ‘ADVANCED.’ Next, click on ‘Setup’ in the WPS Wizard tab.

Step 2

Next, click on QoS Setup. Tick the box ‘Turn Internet Access QoS ON’ and then click on Apply’. Next, click on “Setup QoS rule”.

Step 3

Click on the option to add priority rule.

Step 4

Find the option ‘Priority category’ in the new tab and then select ‘MAC Address” from the menu. Select a device, and the MAC address will automatically be taken.

Step 5

Find the “Priority” option. Click on Apply to change the priority from Normal, High, or Low.

The Netgear N600 series routers, (WNDR3400), should follow the same functions as this article.

Netgear genie (R7000), allows you to control WiFi speed for other devices.

The R7000 model comes with three QoS settings. Upstream, Downstream, and WMM. This section focuses on Upstream QoS.

Step 1

Click on “ADVANCED” first and then click on “Setup” under WPS Wizard.

Netgear genie (R7000) qos

Step 2

Click on QoS Setup from the list and then click on the ‘Upstream QoS tab’ to click on Setup QoS Rule’.

Step 3

Select ‘Add Priority Rule’ from the list of options.

Step 4

A new tab will open. You will see the option ‘Priority category’. Next, select ‘MAC Address’ in the drop-down menu. Select the device using its MAC address.

Step 5

You will now see the option “Priority”. You can choose the priority you want for this particular device (Normal, High, or Low).

Netgear genie (R7000) priority rule

After you have completed the process, click on Apply.

It will only work if you follow the steps correctly.

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How to Set WiFi Speed Priority Rule for Netgear (SMART WiZARD)

This setup explains an N150 series router model: WNR1000v3. This router is very popular among people. The SMART WIZARD model has the same priority rules as the Netgear genie models.

Step 1

To open the admin panel, first go to

Step 2

Click on the link to the left and select ‘QoS Setup.’

Step 3

Click on the Apply button and tick ‘Turn Internet Access QoS ON’. Next, click on “Setup QoS rule”.

Step 4

You will see a window with the name “QoS Priority Rule List” and you can click “Add Priority Rule”.

QOS priority rule for Netgear (SMARTWIZARD).

Step 5

Select MAC Address to configure QoS. Next, select the device from the drop-down list. After you are done, click on Apply.

QOS configuration by MAC for Netgear (SMARTWIZARD).

How to Limit Internet Speed on Netgear to LAN Devices?

The system remains the same until you select the Add priority rule option. If you choose the Ethernet LAN Port later, all connected devices will be displayed (if any).

Next, select any device you wish to add a priority rule. That’s all.

LAN: QOS Setup>>>Setup QoS Rule>>Add Priority Rule>>Ethernet Port>>set Priority>>Apply


1. How to set Traffic Meter and monitor Bandwidth Usage

  • Simply go to Advanced Setup, and click on “Traffic Meter”.
  • A window will now open that allows you to edit your monthly data usage limit.
  • To turn on the traffic meter, tick the “Enable Traffic Meter” box and enter the data transfer limit in megabytes.
  • Click on Apply. Now, it’s done.

2. How do I find the MAC address of connected devices on Netgear Router

  • Go to Advanced>WPS Wizard>Security>Access Control. All devices connected to the router with their MAC Address will be shown. If you wish, you can view and copy the MAC Addresses.
  • Find active macs of clients
  • If you wish, you can also allow or block any device. To do this, tick the ‘Turn On Access Control’ box and click Apply.
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