$100 - Traffic Shaper Setup Similar to Tomato Setup



  • Ok I just switched over to PFSense. I got no clue how to work this Traffic Shaper. I have been asking for help but cant really get anyone to help so I'm posting up a bounty!

    if this is too low for your time you can always counter back and let me know how long it would take you so I can pay you accordingly.

    ![Screenshot (67).png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (67).png)
    ![Screenshot (67).png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (67).png_thumb)
    ![Screenshot (68).png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (68).png)
    ![Screenshot (68).png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (68).png_thumb)
    ![Screenshot (69).png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (69).png)
    ![Screenshot (69).png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (69).png_thumb)
    ![Screenshot (71).png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (71).png)
    ![Screenshot (71).png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (71).png_thumb)
    ![Screenshot (72).png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (72).png)
    ![Screenshot (72).png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screenshot (72).png_thumb)



  • I suspect the issue that pfSense's traffic shaping options are much more flexible than Tomato's. I have no experience with Tomato, but judging from your screenshots, it must be really primitive.

    Yes, it might be possible to simply code an alternative GUI for the traffic shaper in pfSense, similar to the one in screen shots, but it definitely break if anyone tweaks the floating rules or more advanced settings. Not a good idea!

    What is your issue exactly? Do you need predefined rules and filters? Or is it just that pfSense's GUI is too unfamiliar ? Or do you feel that the documentation is lacking?

    I noticed from the screenshots that you intend to put hard limits on traffic. That's…unusual. Well, this approach is employed if the traffic shaper does a really bad job at guaranteeing latency, or with relatively slows links (which should not be the case judging from your screenshots; this looks like 50/10MBit/s). Also, do you really need inbound traffic shaping?

    The screenshots show rules for web, proxy, SSH and RDP servers (and probably others) at your location. Are these dedicated servers or just clients running server applications? I'd assume the latter, as you don't filter by IP, but by ports. Do these machines have dynamic IP addresses (which are NATted from WAN)?



  • @Klaws:

    I suspect the issue that pfSense's traffic shaping options are much more flexible than Tomato's. I have no experience with Tomato, but judging from your screenshots, it must be really primitive.

    Yes, it might be possible to simply code an alternative GUI for the traffic shaper in pfSense, similar to the one in screen shots, but it definitely break if anyone tweaks the floating rules or more advanced settings. Not a good idea!

    What is your issue exactly? Do you need predefined rules and filters? Or is it just that pfSense's GUI is too unfamiliar ? Or do you feel that the documentation is lacking?

    I noticed from the screenshots that you intend to put hard limits on traffic. That's…unusual. Well, this approach is employed if the traffic shaper does a really bad job at guaranteeing latency, or with relatively slows links (which should not be the case judging from your screenshots; this looks like 50/10MBit/s). Also, do you really need inbound traffic shaping?

    The screenshots show rules for web, proxy, SSH and RDP servers (and probably others) at your location. Are these dedicated servers or just clients running server applications? I'd assume the latter, as you don't filter by IP, but by ports. Do these machines have dynamic IP addresses (which are NATted from WAN)?

    No it's all dhcp. I ran the wizard shaper but got no clue how to configure it. Sat here roughly the last two days but couldn't do jack. When I enable shaper you tube websites run a lot slower. When I run torrents I can't even view  YouTube

    My goal is just trying to configure so it's similar experience and similar rules. The ip in place we don't need those. I just place it there for some hoggers to fix issues but with pfsense it should be way more powererful

    I am willing to pay base on how much u think this takes to do to make the settings similar to the graphs / settings above minimum 100$

    Issues I'm having is I don't know how to set the limits. I read around but it doesn't clearly shows how. It's so confusing with the real, max and min.

    Cardin



  • Adding to that . Pretty much when I enable  the traffic shaper everything is slow. Browsing sites is slow. When I remove the shaper everything is fast but when torrents run nothing can be browsed. My connection is 50/10 comcast biz

    Cardin



  • @CardinS2U:

    Adding to that . Pretty much when I enable  the traffic shaper everything is slow. Browsing sites is slow. When I remove the shaper everything is fast but when torrents run nothing can be browsed. My connection is 50/10 comcast biz

    Cardin

    what hardware ?



  • @bryan.paradis:

    @CardinS2U:

    Adding to that . Pretty much when I enable  the traffic shaper everything is slow. Browsing sites is slow. When I remove the shaper everything is fast but when torrents run nothing can be browsed. My connection is 50/10 comcast biz

    Cardin

    what hardware ?

    Core 2 dual
    4 gigs ram
    160 gigs sata


Log in to reply