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QoS limiting bandwidth via Mac address?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dart451, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. dart451

    dart451 Addicted to LI Member

    Hello,
    I'm considering installing Tomato firmware on my WRT54Gv2.2 router in place of my present Netgear WNR2000 router. But, I'm wondering if the Tomato firmware will do what I want it to do. I presently have my Netgear router connected to a WAP54G access point that shoots a signal (outside antenna) to my brother's house which works well. My problem is...his son (separate computer) eats bandwidth like it's going out of style! I would like to limit his son via MAC address without limiting my brother's computer. Is this possible in Tomato firmware? Can I limit his download bandwidth to let's say 512k or 256k? I presently don't have Tomato installed and the WRT54ZG isn't hooked up so I can't play with it to see what it can do. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you.
     
  2. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    install tomato RAF. There you have ip bw limiter (bandwidth limiter) and ARP Binding (static arp. If anyone change ip, he hasnt an internet).

    Or you can write HTB script, then you can limiting transfer via MAC.
     
  3. dart451

    dart451 Addicted to LI Member

    Ok, you mean Victek RAF right? I didn't catch that and flashed the Tomato 1.28 version...
    I don't think the IP bw would work because I assume the IP would change depending on when the computer gets it's IP address from DHCP!? Sorry, kinda dumb on my end...
     
  4. zg3409

    zg3409 Networkin' Nut Member

    I think you can make sure he gets the same IP every time by setting his MAC address as static IP. This way tomatao will give him the same ip every time.
     
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Depending on what his son is actually using, it is normal to use QOS to limit it. It's probably P2P application of some sort. But you have several options, the IP/MAC limiter is one of them.
     

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