Limiting traffic per IP



  • Hey all, I have a question/problem.  I have created a rule limiting up/down speeds per IP (only have one setup now for a test).  I have it set up downstream to max at 40mbit (60mbit connection) and upstream to 3mbit (4mbit connection).  The problem was whenever I would download something it would max out the line and everything else in the house would be dead, twitch streams would die and even web browsing was unusable etc.  So I enabled this rule and its working, its limiting my down speeds (tested multiple times with the rule on and off on speedtest) but its still killing our twitch stream (watch, not hosting).  We always have our htpc watching a twitch stream of some sort most of the time.  What could I be doing wrong or is there something else to setup to help the pfsense server cope with multiple connections at once.  Running latest version of pfsense.

    thanks all

    **maybe I figured it out, I had only tcp selected in the rule and not tcp/udp selected, will test some more.

    ***Okay, after changing that I get the same results, it still kills the stream when downloading at 45mbit limit (even 40mbit I tried), leaving 15mbit available.. the twitch stream uses about 2-2.5mbit a sec according to pfsense traffic graph.  So is there something else that can be done to manage connections?  Does QOS do this?  I am not sure how that works exactly or what would have to be installed on the pfsense server to get that going.

    thanks all










  • When you say "download something", are you referring to p2p/multi-stream or single-stream download traffic?

    You need to classify your bulk downloads separately from important traffic, like twitch streams.

    Best QoS/traffic-shaping tutorial (imo): http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/qos-tutorial.68795/



  • @Nullity:

    When you say "download something", are you referring to p2p/multi-stream or single-stream download traffic?

    You need to classify your bulk downloads separately from important traffic, like twitch streams.

    Best QoS/traffic-shaping tutorial (imo): http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/qos-tutorial.68795/

    I will check out that tutorial, thanks.  I mean single stream download traffic.. not p2p.


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