I have a problem thats the opposite of many of you. Our new ROKU box uses up too much of the available bandwidth, which I have to share with others on our network. I am looking for a solution that would crank down the bandwidth to just the ROKU player. Most network throttling apps control outgoing bandwidth, but I believe I need to throttle the incoming UDP streams. Any suggestions?
The Roku player uses TCP. In any case, you always can't effectively throttle incoming bandwidth apart from throwing away packets. That may or may not have the required effect, depending upon the application layer, and the TCP semantics. This is unlike sending, where you can just delay stuff going out.
But the solution is easy; force the player to use a lower rate from the debug menu:
http://www.linuxhints.info/index.php/Ro ... Debug_Mode