Easy-toggle speeds on one MAC/IP/Ethernet Port

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by nope24, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. nope24

    nope24 Reformed Router Member

    As per typical complaints that I'm seeing around here as I browsed threads, I also have a roommate that kills the network while downloading torrents. Normally this isn't much of an issue, but I run a livestream channel once a week, and when he's torrenting, the connection is unstable at best.

    Router: WRT54G v5
    Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (build 12548M)

    What I'm looking for is a simple way to crank down his connection speeds for the short time that I need the network. I'm not really keen on trying QoS because I don't know how that's going to effect my streaming or any of the other services that I'm running at the time. I tried working with it, checking my speeds on Speedtest, setting the up and down at 80%, and even tried changing the priority and max rate on a specific port, but it's either not working well, or I'm not testing it right.

    I do see that there is an option to set my systems as having top priority via their MAC, then make them exempt from QoS rules via their specific ethernet ports. Would that work without having to deal with finer QoS settings? Then I could just toggle QoS on/off.

    As a note, I also see following feature:
    Access Restriction > WAN Access > Blocked Services - Catch all P2P Protocol

    I have no way of testing this directly on my system. Does anyone know if it works at all?
  2. nope24

    nope24 Reformed Router Member

    I also have a WRT54GS (v1.1 I believe) with Tomato installed on it, but I could chance putting DD-WRT on that - I was looking up specs on these things earlier, and that seems to be a better piece of hardware.
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