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Bandwitdh Allocation

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by TheMunch8, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. TheMunch8

    TheMunch8 Network Guru Member

    Well, I am in a house with 16 people. 16+ comptuers. We are connected wirelessly to the WRT54G and i have a problem with some people hogging all the bandwitdh away by using BT, kazaa, etc and leaving them on all the time. Is there any firmware out there that can allocate bandwitdh per computer on the network? like set a specific computer to only 128 kbps? Someone claimed that some routers can do this, so i was just curious.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Try using hyperwrt firmware. it adds QoS (so does 2.04.4) which will allow you to define single ports that are used for the likes of p2p file sharing applications. set these to low priority and set say port 80 to High so websurfing shold have higher priority.

    http://www.linksysdata.com/ui/WRT54G/2.04.4/ApplicationsAndGaming-QoS.htm


    the only 3rd party that i know of with IP proirity is Sveasoft Satori/Alchemy. Alchemy has the better bandwidth control
     
  3. TheMunch8

    TheMunch8 Network Guru Member

    I have tried to set low priority ports in my current satori firmware. The list keeps growing every day when i find out new P2P apps that slow our connection down. Not counting all the spyware/adware people in the house have that suck up bandwitdh. I did try to set certain people to a low priority in the house, and hoepfully that will do the trick. I hate setting people to slower internet, but they dont' seem to notice/care at all. of course, not all are into computers that much, or even care as long as it works.

    Plus, port 80 can be used by p2p now, not just http and websurfing use it.

    Is there any list of features for each firmware, simply spelled out and explained for those who dont' have the time or resoruces to test them out all by ourselves?
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    make sure also that you only define 80-95% of bandwidth and not the total amount of bandwidth available.

    Alchemy does have better handling of QoS.

    have you tried netmasking or only defining the IPs that affect you?


    • Formatting Netmasks - For a Single IP Address /32 (ie 192.168.1.50/32)
      Formatting Netmasks - For a Range of Four IP Addresses /30 (ie 192.168.1.1/30 will represent 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.3 inclusive)
      Formatting Netmasks - For a Range of Sixteen IP Addresses /28 (ie 192.168.1.1/28 will represent 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.15 inclusive)
      Formatting Netmasks - For a Range of Sixty Four IP Addresses /26 (ie 192.168.1.1/26 will represent 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.63 inclusive)
      Formatting Netmasks - For a Range of IP Addresses /24 (ie 192.168.1.1/24 will represent 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254 inclusive)

    for more info on satori QoS try here:

    http://docs.sveasoft.com/SV-Administration-Management-BandwidthManagement.html
     
  5. TheMunch8

    TheMunch8 Network Guru Member

    I am trying this currently, seeing how the rest of the house responds. So far nobody has complained, and i did it yesturday. Usually they are very vocal when something is wrong. Still using Satori, but considering moving up to alchemy.

    Any other benifits for upgrading to alchemy? I don't know if it would be worth the downtime of the internet to upgrade it...
     

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