QoS in bridge mode. possible?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lupinnktp, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp Addicted to LI Member

    i am in singapore, helping a friend to setup a tomato linksys wrt54g v4 to use QoS (because his sister uses torrent that lags his game)

    he currently has this mio thing (adsl modem + wireless router). I intend to add the linksys behind the mio to act as a QoS "node" and it will broadcast instead of the mio.

    is it possible? if it is, plz give me some rough guideline on how to accomplish that.

    i thought of another alternative: to plug the LAN wire between the mio and the linksys and not using the linksys WAN port, basically using the Linksys as a non-dhcp switch. Would i be able to use this setup and benefit from QoS as well? If yes, plz give me some guideline too. Thank you.
  2. Elanzer

    Elanzer Addicted to LI Member

    No, it won't work, bridge means the device does not handle the data at all other than forwarding it, it can't do any filtering at all.

    What needs to happen is the ADSL gateway going into bridge mode, with a port going from that into the WAN on the linksys, double NAT is another option if you don't have the ability to bridge it (depends on your adsl gateway, some simply don't give the proper option), opening up the ADSL gateway entirely in DMZ mode and just using the linksys as your main router behind the gateway's internal routing
  3. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp Addicted to LI Member

    oh i c. your explanation is pretty clear already :) it confirmed my reasoning: in bridge mode, the router is pretty transparent so the network, so no data-control.
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