I don't want to be hogging up my wifi network. Can I limit how much wifi I use so I don't hog up the network I am using and if so how?
There is probably a way to limit the speed at which your wifi connects. This question was already answered.
Perhaps wondershaper will do what you need. It will limit upload and download speeds independently. Quoting from the article:
sudo apt-get install wondershaper
Now issue a command similar to following (replacing eth0 with your interface name):
sudo wondershaper eth0 1024 256
this will limit the download speed to 1024 Kbps and upload to 256 Kbps. Remember that this limit is for all internet traffic i.e torrent, ftp, browsing and any thing else.
If you want to remove these limits use
sudo wondershaper clear eth0