My ISP Project questions



  • can anyone help me on my new ISP project?
    I am planning to use pfsense because i have no budget for a cisco router.

    • What hardware is fit for an E1 leasedline with a 2mbps up and down speed,
        and maybe 100 clients?
    • How can i manage the E1 bandwidth well?
    • How can i distributeadesired speed or bandwidth tomy clients?
    • I plan to use squid for caching
    • Can pfsense handleonline gaming?

    any additional advise will be a great help.

    thanks



  • Please read the forums.  Every single one of your questions is answered already.



  • Everything else, as submicron said, has been discussed heavily in the forums and much is covered in the easy to find documentation.



  • how many clients can i have for a E1 leasedline connection (2mbps up/down) ?

    thank you masters…i will read more..



  • @joviscomp:

    how many clients can i have for a E1 leasedline connection (2mbps up/down) ?

    thank you masters…i will read more..

    About as many as you want if they don't mind crawling speeds.  Obviously, you need to know how much speed you want to commit to each client and divide accordingly by the amount of bandwidth.
    i.e.  you only want to commit 80Kb/s for each client, you can have 25 clients online at a time.

    Of course, there is overselling and you need to work out what kind of ratio you can afford to oversell at (not every user is going to be online at the same time or downloading heavily simultaneously).
    e.g.  You know you can have 25 clients with 80Kb/s commited to them.  You also know that in your target market, only 50% of the users will be online at a time (because of conflicting work schedules or otherwise), then it follows that you can have as many as 50 clients and still commit 80Kb/s per user.



  • is there a way i can allocate each of them 80 kbps and burst up to 128kbps or more when no one is using their bandwidth?



  • Take a look at the traffic shaper features.


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