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Tomato Toastman's B/W limiter & open connections

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Releak, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Releak

    Releak Serious Server Member

    I am using Toastman's B/W limiter quite successfully. Whenever my brother wants to engage in heavy PTP traffic I just turn the B/W limiter on so we'll each get half of the bandwidth, and I can keep playing my online video games without delays.

    However, he seems to be using all the open connections available in the router, even when B/W is turned on. At the moment I have it set to a maximum of 4096 open connections on my WRT54GL, and I don't recall it being able to go any higher. I can navigate and use any open connections I already have, but if I try to open a new connection, by lets say, visiting a new website it is not letting me.

    Can I somehow resolve this issue? Can I give him half the connections?
     
  2. waeking

    waeking Networkin' Nut Member

    you could limit connections to his computer by modifying the iptables. Read this.
    http://tomatousb.org/tut:using-tomato-s-qos-system

    There are better ways to use your bandwidth then giving each other half of the bandwidth. a little over half way down there are ways to limit connections if you so chose to.
     
  3. Releak

    Releak Serious Server Member

    I actually read that article a while back. Had forgotten about the TCP UDP connection limits. Seems complicated but maybe I can make it work. I never made QoS work efficiently, so I went for the B/W limiter. Works awesome as long as he's not massively opening connections. I guess using the B/W along with limiting connections could work. Thanks..
     
  4. waeking

    waeking Networkin' Nut Member

    Some of my family are heavy users. I use Shibby's firmware. QOS is the answer when setup correctly. I don't use any connection limits. My son plays his ps3 online all the time. He doesn't complain.
     

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