Is there any way to force bandwidth throtling for every user in a network?



  • Here is the issue that I am encountering:

    I have a 50/10Mbps connection from comcast, it connects through a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 then it runs through the pfsense desktop that was built to act as the firewall an router, the desktop has 2 NICS 10/100/1000, the lan portion goes into a 10/100 switch which connects into 4 APs.

    We have roughly 40-50 people on the internet at once, their main use will be youtube and emailing, the users change on a daily basis so creating individual ip rules does not seem to work.

    Each AP has a traffic shaping option, this option seems to work for a small amount of time then it causes a bottleneck and the AP needs to be restarted when this happens.

    I m trying to figure out if there is a way for pfsense to limit bandwidth for every user in the network without having to rely on the users IP, something like a port limiting or traffic limiting feature.


  • Netgate

    Firewall > Traffic Shaper > Limiter Mask on source address for inbound and and destination address for outbound.

    There was a walkthrough posted on this very subject a couple days ago.  Look at the posts.