Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by protivakid, Aug 12, 2013.
Ex: Shibby does Toastman took it out. Anyone have input on what other versions still have it?
All of them have it.
Don't combine QoS with BW limiter.
I want specifically the BW limiter. Toastman says he took it out so I know his does not have it.
All of them have BW limiter.
If you specifically need BW limiter on VLAN, then you need Shibby or Victek AFAIK. Not sure if/when Toastman will consider the updated version.
Thanks for the info, it seems I am not asking this the right way. I did find a wiki comparing the versions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)#Feature_comparison . Shibby, RAF, Teaman, Toastman, and DualWAN are all listed while the others say "No".
This is a link to the feature I want on RAF's simulator: http://victek.is-a-geek.com/virtual/tomatok26/new-qoslimit.html
Also what of the versions that support this is the most up-to-date? And is Shibby just an RAF mod with more features?
BW limiter allows you to set priority and throughput limits per-device. All three have it, but it's limited to your primary network in Toastman's builds (i.e. will not work on a VLAN).
QoS can limit certain types of traffic (e.g. P2P) which frees bandwidth for more important stuff, like web surfing or VOIP.
Either may be appropriate, depending on your situation. Introduction to the QoS system is below:
Shibby and Toastman have predefined QoS rules that are a good starting point. Victek doesn't have the same predefined traffic classification system, but said he would add it when his firmware is out of beta stage...
If all you want is a per-device bandwidth limiter for a simple network without a VLAN, then you'll get that from all three flavors of Tomato.
If you have an N16 and don't want to spend any time reading or fine-tuning your setup, then you may consider EasyTomato. I haven't used it, but it would probably be easier to use if you don't want to delve into the subject any further
Could be of more assistance with more information.
What hardware are you using?
What would you like to achieve with the bandwidth limiter?
I am using a Linksys 320N. I want to limit the number of only one computer's TCP & UDP max allowed connections based on either it's IP or MAC
Victek, Toastman, and Shibby mods will all give you the bandwidth limiter.
Edited by poster for content error
In the GUI it looks like I can just add an IP and then for example set the TCP limit to 10 and UDP limit to 1/s based on this page http://victek.is-a-geek.com/virtual/tomatok26/new-qoslimit.html . Is this not how the limiter works?
My mistake. Didn't realize limiting number of connections was in the GUI.
Ok, just wanted to make sure I wasn't a moron haha.
Any preference between Victek, Toastman, and Shibby?
There's no best version, but in your case it may be best to try Shibby. His version allows bandwidth limiter on VLANs, which may eventually be the way you set things up. It also has the same default QoS traffic classification as Toastman, so you can compare the bandwidth limiter with the QoS system. It has other fun features as well.
Try Shibby's Tomato and see which features you like. It's easy to switch later on to the firmware that's optimal for the features that you use.
Toastman is more of a vanilla/'lighter' version of Shibby's builds.
Shibby's builds includes more features.
Victek's builds have more speed/performance related optimizations, but currently his newest 'beta' builds are only supported on a few devices.
Try them. I use all 3 and atm I use Victek on E4200's, Shibby on E3200's, and Toastman on my older linksys M10, WRT160N, and WRT54GL.