Is there a way to create QoS exceptions?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by boteeka, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. boteeka

    boteeka LI Guru Member

    Is there a way to create QoS exceptions in a way that those connections do not get limited by the up/down max bandwidth values set on the Basic Settings screen.

    I'm asking this because at my ISP if traffic is flowing between computers in his network (between two of its subscribers - a metropolitan fiber network) then the bandwidth is much much higher (50 Mbps) compared to the bandwidth of other connections (2Mbps down/768kbps up - the rest of the internet, connections which are made outside this metropolitan network).

    It would be a good idea to have a class named "QoS exception" or something similar and then I could create a rule for which the common QoS rules would not apply at all. Currently there are connections which are "Unclassified", but the up/down max badwidth limits still apply to them.

    In the current version of Tomato, the latest at this moment (1.13), I can set a rule's class to Disable, but that only makes that rule not to be used. If in that same dropdown menu there would be this "QoS exception" option, one could define a rule which rule's connections would be free of QoS filtering at all.

    I hope it makes sense what I was trying to state here. Any suggestions?
  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    Maybe you could create a rule for the MAN's IP address range. I don't know if the QoS setting allow a range of IP addresses?
  3. boteeka

    boteeka LI Guru Member

    Might not work

    This solution might not work because of two reasons:

    1. The MAN's IP range is unknown to me, and currently this MAN is being extended to the whole country (at least the major cities), so there are probably multiple IP ranges that would fall under this criteria.
    2. Even if I create a rule for one of these IP ranges, the max up/down bandwidth values set on the Basic Settings screen woulds still apply to all connections.
  4. dougisfunny

    dougisfunny LI Guru Member

    I was trying to figure the same thing out myself a little while back, as I have various different subnets in my home.

    The only solution I could come up with, was set your max outbound to fastest you want any outbound to go (ie 50Mbps), then put the Highest to be that, then put qos limits lower on the lower ones (ie 768Kbps) and set the normal "Highest" to high and high to medium and so on.

    That way you can set the "QoS Exception" to Highest, everything else to lower than that.
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