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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.

    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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