Bandwidth Control per user?



  • Hi,
    This might be asked before, but can't seem to find a straight up answer. now with v2 RC available, can this be done? I mean, can I assign/hardcap say 1Mbit per user on my network transparently?

    There's an awesome program on windows that does that, but it's too damn buggy & crashes a lot (http://www.antamedia.com/bandwidth-manager) ..

    Any help will be appreciated…

    Thanks..



  • under traffic shaper, you can create limiters. You need to create 2 limters, one for upload and another for download. search the forum… There were semi-how-to post less then 2 months ago.. also check doc.pfsense.org



  • @Cino:

    under traffic shaper, you can create limiters. You need to create 2 limters, one for upload and another for download. search the forum… There were semi-how-to post less then 2 months ago.. also check doc.pfsense.org

    I tried this on PF 1.2.3 and found that it did slow them down . I set time limits with xxx amount of Kb for x amount of seconds ( 30 usually) and then drop to xx Kb . This worked fine for web surfing and dropped the constant download speed after 30 seconds.
    The problem I found was my next months invoice from the ISP was HUGE with over usage charges . We had used close to double the normal and the next 2 months were the same so I deleted all my shaper rules and things went back to normal.

    Am I correct is the shaper drops packets on the lan side ? So the client pc resends the (we didn't get it ) ack and that's why the usage doubled?


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