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Help Needed in setting up optimal Bandwidth Limiter settings for my devices

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Globespy, May 12, 2014.

  1. Globespy

    Globespy Network Newbie Member

    For whatever reason turning on the QOS service literally halves my internet speed coming into the house. I can reproduce this on a dime, every time I tick/untick the QOS box in the router setup. Obviously this won't work, and the latest 117 version of Shibby gives me horrible speeds no matter what I change in advanced wifi setup, it's not an option - for me V108 is the sweet-spot for this router. So I've decided to use the bandwidth limiter option to have an a la carte approach to how my bandwidth is used and prioritized. I like this approach better the more I think about it, as it can intelligently throttle other active bandwidth using tasks if one with higher priority is activated.
    Here's my setup:

    Asus RT-N66U
    Firmware: tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-108-AIO-64K.trx

    Devices Attached (in terms of importance to my usage top to bottom):

    Drobo5N (Cat6) - streaming media, large mkv (15GB) files, music, home videos
    HP MediaSmart Home Server (Cat6) - streaming media, large mkv (15GB) files, music, home videos
    WDTV Live SMP (Cat6) - plays/encodes content from Drobo5N
    Xbox One (Cat6) - I do a fair amount of online gaming
    Smart TV (Cat6 via Asus gigabit switch) - Netflix, Amazon Prime, M-Go, Vudu etc
    2nd WDTV Live Plus (Cat6 via bridged gigabit Netgear Router) - accesses Drobo and Mediasmart
    Xbox 360 (Cat6 via bridged gigabit Netgear Router) - online gaming
    Various downloads

    Appreciate any help on getting this setup optimally.

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