How to reduce bandwidth usage from Umbrel

Hello everyone from Australia!

I’ve been running my Umbrel for a couple weeks now and noticed my Wifi speed on other devices is often slow at times. My internet speed is pretty average here in Australia.
Im guessing it’s because my Umbrel may be using large amounts of bandwidth on primarily upload speed and maybe some download.
Is there a way to limit the upload amount or speed on my Umbrel? I’m running it on a Raspberry Pi connected directly to my router.
I found some other pages talking about editing a config file on my SD card, but couldn’t locate the file required.

Thanks in advance,

Michael

For those who have the same issue as me, I found the answer.

SSH into your Umbrel from your Mac/PC. I used terminal.
ssh umbrel@umbrel.local
Enter password.
Once logged in, enter command:
nano ~/umbrel/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf
You’ll now be editing the bitcoin.conf file.
Then follow the instructions on this page:

Basically, add two lines of code under #connections.
maxconnections=8
maxuploadtarget=500

Then save the file and restart your bitcoin node, I used command:
docker restart bitcoin

Good luck!

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