QoS help needed

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by phat_cow, May 17, 2013.

  1. phat_cow

    phat_cow Networkin' Nut Member

    So, If I want to limit a computer's upload speed. Do I need to do something in Basic settings as well as in Classification?

    I have a 30/10 connection and I want to limit's upload to 500Kbps. This device is used for streaming live tv channels and it uses a p2p protocol.

    Basic Settings
    -Enable QoS in Basic Settings
    -Set max bandwidth limit to 30000 for inbound and 10000 for outbound
    -Set p2p/bulk 5%/10% in the outbound rates/limit

    -Add a new entry
    -Src IP: Class: P2P/Bulk Description: TVPAD2 rest default settings.

    Will this work? Will it limit only that ip's upload?
  2. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    I have several question before answering your question:

    I've googled for TVPAD2 and found it a device to play back videos. Judging from your question I got the impression you wanted to stream your own channel to the internet and not watch something from the internet... Don't you mean incoming data then and not outgoing?

    Just because something uses a p2p protocol doesn't mean it needs to be put into the p2p class. Streaming is always time sensitive so the most reasonable class would be the Media class.

    I really don't get why you would want to limit the stream. Isn't this time sensitive data? You should rather think about giving it a guaranteed bandwidth, which is done in the left column.

    Don't just put in 30000 and 10000, measure your actual upload and download speed with a speedtest.

    Don't use B/W Limiter and QoS at the same time.
  3. cloneman

    cloneman Addicted to LI Member

    Before I attempt any QoS, I delete everything in the "Classification" page., and I rename all the classes on the "basic settings page" as "1_" through "10_" for easy visualization.

    - Set the default class 5% minimum, and 100% maximum.

    - Set all other classes to 1% min 100% max. (do not use "no limit" ever, except as a visual aid for classes you're sure you won't use)

    Set your streaming device to min 1%, and an appropriate max that limits it to 500kbps, in a class _above_ default.
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