Pre QOS on Access Point before Final QOS on Gateway possible?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fefrie, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. fefrie

    fefrie Networkin' Nut Member

    I have two routers, both running Tomato.

    One as a Gateway/Accesspoint (Asus RT-N16) and the other as a wireless accesspoint (Linksys wrt54g).

    The Asus has better hardware of course, and the linksys is being used via ethernet to put a stronger wireless signal.

    The Asus has QOS enabled.

    I was wondering if it is possible to also enable QOS on the Linksys as well.

    Most QOS functions I want handled at the Gateway. It has a more powerful processor, and is the final machine that determines all outgoing traffic.

    On the linksys QOS, I've set incoming traffic for all classes as unlimited. Deleted all rules, except a P2P rule that filters by incoming listening ports of the torrent programs (mimicked and tested working on the Asus Gateway), and set the default class as crawl.

    On the Gateway, I have P2P upload class limited to 20% and on the AP I have P2P upload class limited to 30%.

    I've got it running, but under the Linksys QOS Graphs chart, I see no activity or active filtering.

    Of course there is no DHCP running on the AP.

    IP Traffic monitoring has been turned off on the AP.

    Am I missing something? Or is this even possible?
  2. fefrie

    fefrie Networkin' Nut Member


    Since the AP doesn't assign IP addresses (DHCP off) I wonder if that negates the use of QOS.

    So if I turn on DHCP, and copy the static IP's from the Gateway (so there are no IP conficts), move the ethernet cable from the LAN to WAN, and give a different IP address range from the Gateway (and different from the static ip's)..

    Crap. That will not work, because if I use the WAN, Static IP info probably gets stripped out and other usefull info like IP bandwidth usage monitors on the gateway won't work properly.
  3. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    In my oppinion it doesn't make sense to do additional QoS on your Linksys AP. Apart from the fact that it would require a manual script to do QoS this way. There really is no advantage.
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