Limiting upload/dl with tomato and Tomato RAF

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by notheretoplease, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. notheretoplease

    notheretoplease Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello. This is probably a stupid question [networking is a very bad subject for me] and im sure there's an answer already on here but cant find it. Anyways I want to give myself first priority with upload and download and my brother hes on wireless lesser priority because all he does is download and uploads massive amounts with p2p programs. I got the newest tomato 1.28+Tomato RAF by Victek and a wrt54gl router. I see the IP/MAC bw seen here:

    but where is the ips of the computers connected to the router? I cant find them. Can someone explain to me where the ips are in the tabs on the left? and what does DLCeil and ULCeil mean? and if limiting udp and tcp do much?

    Here is my speedtest:

    I did the QoS feature seen here: and left it to default as it was way too confusing for me. I tried defaults and got massive ping in vent/mumble and my games were very laggy but everything else was okay. If someone could help me with either changing the IP/MAC Bw limit or help me understand the QoS settings would be excellent. I read this article and i couldn't quite understand how to get the static ips.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
  2. s600

    s600 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi! You can set ip via press little link [static] near mac address on device list page or if you know mac via Basic->Static DHCP. Cheers
  3. notheretoplease

    notheretoplease Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank you for your reply. Thats exactly what I did but I didnt get much results right off the bat. I think its fine now not sure. We'll see tomorrow
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You are asking questions that have already been answered, so quite probably you won't get many replies.

    You did set up the incoming and outgoing max bandwidths, did you not? (See below). Or did you really mean you left it at the default setting? I don't know what the default is set to in RAF Tomato, but if it's my QOS rule exactly, it may be set to 750k and 16,000kbps - and that means QOS just won't work in your situation. If that's the case just change them - see below. If you don't want to do the reading and learning work involved in understanding and setting up QOS properly, then those rules will be hard for you to change to make them be optimum in your case, but they should work.

    You may get better results from using standard Tomato or Teddy Bear's firmware with Jon Zarates old example QOS, since there are few rules and much less to understand. But do change the default QOS example a little, so that it will cope with P2P better. If you decide to do that, put your default class to bulk - and delete the rule for P2P (ports 1024-65535 I think it was). Now your other rules will still work, but anything NOT covered by those rules will just end up in the bulk class by default. You'll find that works much better. Set outgoing rate and limit on bulk to 5% - 15% and an incoming limit on the bulk (P2P) class to say 50% or 5Mbps. Now you should see some benefit, your brother's P2P will be cut considerably, and can start to tweak as you see fit.


    NB - you MUST set up your maximum outgoing bandwidth setting to be around 85% of your MEASURED upload bandwidth. In your case, I'd put 350kbps Max Outgoing Limit based on your speedtest. Incoming Maximum (this is not a limit - there is no overall limit, only individual class limits) to 9,000.
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