Blocking Skype Supernode on a Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Bill_S, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Bill_S

    Bill_S Network Guru Member

    Can anyone tell me if there is a script someone has written for Tomato to stop or block Skype’s Supernode from being used on a network but still allow users to use Skype?

    Do to my location, I have a lot of guests and they bring their own laptops, iPads, iPhones and other network devices that use Skype. I want them to be able to use Skype but I don’t want Skype using my bandwidth when they are not involved in a call. So I was hoping that some type of script could be installed on my WRT54GL router running the stock version of Tomato 1.28 to block Skype from using me as a supernode. I know there is a way of disabling supernode on individual PC’s but I don’t want to mess with someone else’s device so I though blocking supernode on the router would be the best way.

    Any idea’s?
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Quoting from
    According to this, you shouldn't need to worry if you are behind a NAT router.
  3. aa80ff9e08

    aa80ff9e08 Serious Server Member

    Sorry for digging a year old thread, but Google Search lead me here.

    I would just like to add that I'm behind NAT and skype sets me as SuperNode even without any portforwarding.
    Usual speed for me counts download/upload around 40KByte/s.
  4. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    maybe you have upnp enabled and skype opens a port
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