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limiting download with QoS?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by azjerry, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    Yesterday my son was downloading a game patch torrent. The download was completely wiping out my internet (browsing/email) access. I finally asked him to stop the download so I could use the internet.

    Can turning on QoS affect this at all? From my searching it appears not but thought I would ask anyway.
  2. Mothersh1p

    Mothersh1p Addicted to LI Member

    Only if it is a bad Qos. Check my post, I have published some good working tc. If you want the full set, I demand a fee of 10€. It should run on every (linux) router. It just overwrite the original tc. You can reverse it back everytime.
  3. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Not sure I follow you azjerry... Are you asking if QoS can help in this type of situation? Or if your turning QoS on caused the issue?

    Standard Tomato QoS can cure your problem. In my QoS I have my VOIP set to Highest, BitTorrent set to Lowest, and web browsing in the middle. Everything works perfectly now, no matter how much BitTorrent is trying to suck down.
  4. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    I didn't have QoS on. Since he was willing to turn his download off while I was on so that fixed the problem for now.

    My question is: would turning the default QoS on help limit his download, giving me a better browsing/email experience? In not, how about the default with additional rules?
  5. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Since your son was using a torrent download, he was also uploading to other torrent users. Typically it's upload saturation which kills web browsing for all other users on a home network. Properly configured QoS would have throttled his uploads, which would have allowed you to browse properly. You can use Tomato's download QoS, but that's difficult to do since Internet speeds (especially with cable modems) varies throughout the day. I believe Victek's mod has per-peer bandwidth controls.

    But as I've said, on my network with stock Tomato QoS, torrents no longer prevent us from browsing. Give it a try.
  6. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    Actually once he stopped the download my internet access improved significantly. I then had him stop the upload as well which got things back to normal.

    I've turned on the stock QoS now and will see how it goes.
  7. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Unless you classified torrents, they'll be uncategorized and should drop in priority. Let us know!

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