Traffic shaping for lan party
In the near future I'll be hosting a lan party.
I'd like to prevent one or a couple of users from saturating the entire WAN connection.
For this purpose I'm planning on limiting each user to 16/2.
I've managed to setup the trafic shaper but currently it limits the whole network to 16/2 instead of each client.
I've robbed google from some of its bandwith the last few days but to my surprise I couldn't find a solution for my issue.
I believe I could make a rule for every possible ip in the network and thus giving each its own "pipe" but there must be a better way to do this right?
In advance I'd like to thank you for your advice!
If you follow Foxale88's post about using a limiter , you will be able to create a fixed amount of bandwidth and everyone trying to do a TCP download will get that amount divided equally between them.
You create the rule on the LAN tab and put it above the last default any/any rule . So if you allocate 20Mbit to this limiter and 10 people are downloading stuff , then each person will get @2Mbit.
As people drop on and off , it will change the amount. I have tested this live and at my LAN party and it works very well.
Here is a link to my posts on what I do for LAN Parties with PFSense:
Feel free to use any of the configs and tweak them as needed.