Traffic Shaper and Bandwidth Reserves



  • Hi All. I'm new to PFSense and I have searched for answers to my question… please don't flame me if this has been asked before.

    When I set a reserve in traffic shaper, is my total bandwidth limited by that amount permanently, even if the resource I've limited for is not in use?

    I have a trixbox in my house and I've set aside 512k in the traffic shaper to make sure I don't get echo or delay.  But when my phone is not in use, I'd like that bandwidth to be maximized wherever the network needs it (not that 512k is a deal breaker)



  • What you've done is fine. Good work on that. You want to make sure the tribox has that assigned bandwidth when it needs it. If you do a speed test, you'll see that your assigned bandwidth is there for the taking…until your tribox needs it, then the traffic will be shaped as you have configured it.

    Jits



  • @jits:

    What you've done is fine. Good work on that. You want to make sure the tribox has that assigned bandwidth when it needs it. If you do a speed test, you'll see that your assigned bandwidth is there for the taking…until your tribox needs it, then the traffic will be shaped as you have configured it.

    Jits

    Awesome, thanks for the reply!


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