How does one RESTRICT upload bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tivoboy, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. tivoboy

    tivoboy LI Guru Member

    I've been trying to reduce the amount of upstream BW a certain device uses. but, when I put in the settings, classify it by MAC ID, or IP address, and then ASSIGN a Group rating to it, a group D which I have set to use 0-5%, so max 50 kps, the device continues to use about 150kps, and doesn't get classified as Group D, but as lowest - which is the default.

    is there some other setting that needs to be done?
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Enable the strict rule order and put your special rule at the top of the list.
  3. tivoboy

    tivoboy LI Guru Member

    So, I enabled the strict rule and moved it to the SECOND from the top of the list. That seemed to work, OB is now limited to 70kps, where I set the CLASS D to be at.

    But, on another note, the INBOUND for that device seems to be restricted too. Certainly not to the extent that the CLASS would limit it, but it appears to be limited somehow.

    Any idea why that would be?
  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    You are speaking in rather general terms. I have no idea what your inbound and outbound potential are, or how much the restriction on the outbound is affecting the inbound speed. Are you using a bandwidth test site that can measure uppload and download speeds ? My experience with QOS limits has always resulted in very precise regulation. On outbound I use the same fixed value for boh min and max, no ranges.
  5. tivoboy

    tivoboy LI Guru Member


    So, the issue I am having is, I have a 3MB DL, and 512 UL.

    I have tried to restrict just ONE device on the OUTBOUND, a VUDU box. I have setup a CLASS D, to limite OB to 50kps.

    What seems to be happening is, that it is restricting the INBOUND limit to THAT IP address, and I am not sure why. The limit seems to be set at 256kps.

    I have the QOS setup, to restrict the OUTBOUND rate when I am using my DSL service. I have it set to CLASS D. I have it set to max 50kps, sometimes max 75kps.

    But, it APPEARS that this is ALSO limiting the INBOUND vudu bandwidth. For example, for the past three days, a constatn 256kps trickle has been coming in. but, when I switch OFF the OUTBOUND QOS, boom, that trickle now heads up to 2.5MB per second. What gives? I thought that QOS would only throttle the OUTBOUND transmission, at least the way it was configured.

    Any thoughts?

    BTW, the image labled vudu classification, I normally have the CLASS set to CLASS D, the one I created for the VUDU outbound traffic. I have it in this picture changed to High, in order to download WHATEVER it has been downloading for the past four days.

    I'd upload the screen shots, but the attachment function doesn't seem to be working?
  6. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    well upload and downloads are related in a sense that downloaded packets must be acknowledged before the server sends another.. still, its unlikely that the downloads would drop so much.. *shall wait for screenshots* oh and you could try piorotizing acknowledgments packets in the qos settings and see if it helps
  7. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    You can try uploading them to
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