Traffic shaping based on "device" or OS



  • example:

    If I want to throw all iOS and Android into a higher queue than the rest, is it possible?  This would pretty much put all phones and tablets into a higher queue.

    This means any one that comes to the house, connects to my wifi, DHCP'd and automatically be thrown into a higher queue.

    is it possible to do independent of IP, MAC in rules?



  • There is source OS fingerprinting in advanced rule options, but AFAIK, it doesn't recognize Android or iOS. Why not put the wireless on a different subnet and send that to the queue?
    Edit- Something like Linux 2.6 might work for Android



  • @dotdash:

    There is source OS fingerprinting in advanced rule options, but AFAIK, it doesn't recognize Android or iOS. Why not put the wireless on a different subnet and send that to the queue?
    Edit- Something like Linux 2.6 might work for Android

    My box has only 2 NICs…. am also using old routers as wireless AP and as switches...

    Question:

    1. How can i separate to a separate wifi to a separate subnet with PFS DHCP'ing?
    2. If i actually can put wifi on a separate subnet, will both LAN and WIFI capable of seeing each other?

    eg:
    I have DLNA on LAN that the wireless devices access for movies/TV/ etc



  • @ekoo:

    I have DLNA on LAN that the wireless devices access for movies/TV/ etc

    Are you trying to prioritize LAN to LAN traffic?



  • @Nullity:

    Are you trying to prioritize LAN to LAN traffic?

    No.

    Most people nowadays use handheld devices more than their desktop/laptop… from streaming to email, to skype/ VOIP, imessage, blah blah

    my above reply was a bit loaded... If it was possible to separate wifi to a separate subnet, will i still have access the DNLA?

    Is this only way to achieve the scenario in the OP is to separate into a different subnet based on my current setup?



  • You can't put it on another subnet with two interfaces unless you have a vlan capable switch.
    You could prioritize traffic to/from the DNLA server.



  • Replace your AP with a AP that supports vlan you can start from tp-link AP that are very cheep in price  or use something like Xclaim.btw the switch has to support 802.1q  that a tplink 5 port desktop switch also can support it and it is really low priced