Traffic Shaping by WAP or for a group pool?



  • Here's the situation: I have some renters moving in and I'm worried they'll thrash my bandwidth. I don't mind sharing, but I want to ensure they use no more than 50% of available bandwidth between active devices at any given time. I've tried a few approaches with no success.

    I've tried limiting a specific WAP bandwidth (I have separate WAPs for mine/theirs), but devices connected to the WAP don't seem subject to the limiter since they get their own IP.
    I've tried creating an alias with all my IPs attached, then making a limiter for "not my alias" but then I think each of their devices can use up to 50% bandwidth.

    Is there a way to create a "bandwidth pool" of some sort, where any device included will share the limit instead of getting its own? I'm sure there's a way, but my searches are coming up dry. Thanks in advance for the help!


  • Netgate

    Create limiters for the bandwidth of the pools for upload and download.  Leave the mask "none".  This will be the maximum they can use combined.

    Then select each queue and "Add New Queue." Create a mask on source address for the child of the upload queue and destination address for the child of the download queue.

    add the child upload/child download queues to In/Out on the firewall rule on LAN that will catch their traffic.

    The end result is the pool of devices can use up to the bandwidth of the parent queue and the limiter will do its best to let them equally share it.

    Trivial to bypass with a static IP unless you tighten up your LAN rules.

    If you tell me the specifics of what you want to do I'd be happy to take some screen shots of exactly what you should do.



  • +karma for a fast and thorough response - thanks!

    I want to limit the combined download to 20 mbps and upload to 5 mbps. I'm not sure what or how many devices will be active, so I currently have an alias set for all my devices called "famUp." With your guide, I think I've got what I need. I'll know for sure when they move in tomorrow! Thanks again.