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Bandwidth management help

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by crazyluke0078, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. I'm a complete noob.

    I have a WRT54G v1

    with firmware Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv

    All I want to do is be able to limit my roommates bandwidth a bit. They are constantly downloading with Ares and I can't even check my email at times...

    I am plugged right into the router, and the rest are wireless running off the router itself or the access point I have setup.

    please help me or link me to somewhere i can find help, i'm paying good money to my ISP and i can barely get on the internet when they are downloading D:
  2. bluedog

    bluedog Network Guru Member

    I don't use this feature... Hopefully those that do reply..
    In the meantime.. Here is a quote from the help files...
    Check out the section in bold. Also search the forums for bandwidth management or QOS (Quality of Service). Also I have read that Satori's QOS isn't the best, I think due to the linksys code. I think future firmware or even newer linksys firmware works better... Again, very little personal experience on my part.

    I would go with static IPs or use the Static DHCP pool and then reduce the number of DHCP address your router dishes out. Then you can limit by IPs...

    Copied text below...................

    Uplink and Downlink bandwidth: Here you enter the 80% limits of your uplink and dowlink speed. If you have 1000Kbps downlink and 200Kbps uplink the fields should become 800 and 160.

    In some cases the router can not differentiate well between different types of traffic. The settings below serve to fine tune your situation by specifying additional low-priority traffic patterns.

    Low priority source / destination netmasks: if you know specific devices on your network you want to de-prioritize enter their IP-address and netmask here.
    Example: You have a ReplayTV device on IP The entry will keep it from monopolizing the connection when you send a movie to a friend.

    Low priority source / destination ports: if you know specific protocol types on your network you want to keep at low priority you enter their port number here.
    Example: You want to make sure your edonkey p2p on port 4242 is low priority you fill in 4242. If you have multiple ports then just add them all on the same line with spaces separating them.

    Hope that helps

  3. peanotation

    peanotation Network Guru Member

    i am having the same problem. i want to limit the wireless bandwidth so my room mates dont overflood the modem. yes the sveasoft firmware does allow you to cap bandwidth.

    but one crucial flaw is you cannot cap the wireless bandwidth seperate from the LAN bandwidth. through endless searching i keep finding posts or articles such as the one above, but there has to be a way to cap the wireless bandwidth independently from the LAN.

    with WAN selected, both wireless and LAN computers are affected.
    with LAN and wLAN selected, all computers are affected.

    it doesn't make any sense to have two different options that do the same thing
  4. _Shorty

    _Shorty Network Guru Member

    what you actually want to do is use QoS to give the P2P traffic 'bulk' priority. I do that here so I can still play counter-strike even when a bittorrent is hitting the connection hard. If you set all the P2P stuff that gets used to 'bulk' priority and have the QoS limits set to 85-90% of your actual line capabilities you'll get pretty good results. My counter-strike gaming doesn't get noticably affected at all. And even when I start a big http download off some web page link, such as a large game patch or demo, it isn't affected by the P2P traffic. In fact, the P2P traffic gets choked down to almost nothing until my http download finishes, and then it picks back up once the higher priority traffic finishes. The only obstacle is your P2P traffic might not be one of the existing patterns in the QoS section. In that case you'd have to find one or write your own, which isn't too difficult. The L7 filter page has a howto on writing your own patterns, using ethereal. I've probably got instructions on adding custom patterns here in this forum somewhere, actually.

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