Bandwidth Limiting



  • I have been reading a lot on this and have not found a solution.

    We currently have a 10/10MB WAN connection.
    We also have 20 vlans defined.  16 are for customers and 4 are for internal.

    i have bandwidth limiting set on the customer vlans to 2/2MB but we are getting complaints about the connection being to slow.

    What we would like to be able to do is only limit them to 2/2MB when bandwidth is an issue.  If you only 5MB of bandwidth is being used then they can exceed the 2MB limit.

    We also have two vlans that we would like to be able to something similar but use 5/5MB as the limits.

    Thanks Gord.



  • you use limiter or queue?
    if you use queue,may be you can enable the "borrow from other queue"  and set some queue in hight priority.

    I am not sure I am understand your question.



  • Currently I have all customer networks set with bandwidth limiting.  They get 2MB/s upload and 2MB/s download.  I don't have limiting on my company networks at this time.  The problem that I am having is that if only 5MB of bandwidth is being used the customers do not get more bandwidth which is what we want.  We want to guarantee them 2MB of bandwidth but allow more if it is available.  The same with the company networks except we want to guarantee them 5MB of bandwidth.

    Gord.



  • @gordc:

    Currently I have all customer networks set with bandwidth limiting.  They get 2MB/s upload and 2MB/s download.  I don't have limiting on my company networks at this time.  The problem that I am having is that if only 5MB of bandwidth is being used the customers do not get more bandwidth which is what we want.  We want to guarantee them 2MB of bandwidth but allow more if it is available.  The same with the company networks except we want to guarantee them 5MB of bandwidth.

    Gord.

    have you see this manual.maybe you will get some help
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Traffic_Shaping_Guide

    Limiter is use to  guarantee the limite, it can't and not allow share idle bandwidth.
    I think you should use queue.
    a coarseness example like this:
    wan:  bandwidth:10Mb, schedule:CBQ
    –--qCustomers: priority:2, bandwidth:2Mb, allow borrow from other queue,default queue
    ----qCompany: priority:5, bandwidth:5Mb,allow borrow from other queue
    lan:  bandwidth:10Mb, schedule:CBQ
    ----qCustomers: priority:2, bandwidth:2Mb, allow borrow from other queue,default queue
    ----qCompany: priority:5, bandwidth:5Mb,allow borrow from other queue

    then in the company vlan,
    set a rule: ip:any to any, protocol:any, queue:(none/qCompany)



  • Yes I did read the article.  Doesn't have much on CBQ though which I was looking at for an option.  Just need to know how it works with multiple LAN connections.

    Thanks for the response.


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