Ability to assign names to IP addresses in BW limiter [Tomato Shibby]

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tetrisfreak, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. tetrisfreak

    tetrisfreak Serious Server Member

    Hi, I recently upgraded to the latest iteration of Tomato Shibby for the amazing bandwidth limiter. Needless to say, everything I've heard about Tomato was spot on, there were some features I saw that I had no clue existed but ended up taking advantage of (scheduled reboot!). Totally worth nearly bricking my router!

    Unfortunately, there's a feature that I found odd was missing, which is the ability to assign a name to the IP address in the bandwidth limiter. It shouldn't affect or alter the function of the bandwidth limiter, just makes it easier to decipher which device is which by name rather than by IP, for less complicated value adjustments. Ideally the name & IP address should carry over from clicking [bwlimit] from the Status>Devices page since all of the devices (or most) in my household already have appropriate names (HTPC, family PC, iPad, etc).

    With that said, I hope the feature doesn't already exist and I'm not completely overlooking the feature and making a fool of myself.
  2. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    Bandwidth limiter and QoS need MAC addresses or IP addresses. You can set a device to have a static IP in Basic -DHCP/ARP/BW.
  3. tetrisfreak

    tetrisfreak Serious Server Member

    I'm aware that they need IP addresses, but would it be possible to have a column next to the IP address for a nickname? Instead of having to constantly go back to the Status>Devices page to see which IP address corresponds to which device, it would be much more convenient to be able to see that in the BW limiter. It's similar to what AsusWRT Merlin has for QoS, one column for the device name, the next for the IP address.
  4. cloneman

    cloneman Addicted to LI Member

    Doesn't look like this option exists on my router either. Maybe you can setup a html frameset in your browser to have both pages open at once :^)
  5. tetrisfreak

    tetrisfreak Serious Server Member

    What I do is just screenshot the page, fullscreen it, and then 4-finger swipe between desktops on my Mac, but it's so much more convenient to have the option of assigning a device name, or having it carry over from the list of devices currently on the network. The former is preferred since some devices don't have names. I'm a complete amateur when it comes to scripting and coding, so I don't know how easy or difficult it is to implement. I'm just trying to throw out suggestions that would ever so slightly improve on Tomato since QoS and BW Limiter are one of the primary reasons that I switched to Tomato, and I assume I'm not alone. At this point, with it being such an amazing firmware as it is, I'm just nitpicking.
  6. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    Just push a commit with this change or contact developers
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