QoS newbie needs advice

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by chadrew, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. chadrew

    chadrew LI Guru Member

    First of all, I'd like to say that Tomato is amazing. I tried DD-WRT and Thibor in a few days, looking for the best QoS that would work, and Tomato is incomparable. I just launch all those evil bittorrent programs with unlimited speeds, but my games and browsing don't slow down at all :biggrin: Something I couldn't achieve with other firmware. Plus, I imagined all those fancy bandwidth graphs would need a lot of CPU, but Tomato uses even less CPU than other firmware :eek:

    Could you take a look at my QoS settings and tell me if you see any bigger faults with them (other than that I only unchecked Prioritize ACK and gave class A more max bandwidth):


    Basically, what I want to do is prioritize my traffic over my neighbor's (since I pay for the internet), but of course I want his connection to still be usable. I'm not sure if I needed to prioritize my WWW over his (perhaps prioritizing bigger bandwidth eaters is enough).

    He frequently uses Skype so I entered that priority as well. Actually, do I need to specify some "protocol" for Skype, since now it's on "any protocol"?

    Also I'm not sure if CSS (counter strike) is alright with Highest priority or I should make it High (since it could interfere with DNS? whatever it does). Maybe I should move that rule from #1 to just before Bulk Traffic rules so the router doesn't need to check it each time?

    Thank you for reading through my newbie questions, now how about a more interesting one? :)

    I'd like to limit incoming traffic for downloads/p2p, but I'm unable to since my ISP gives me 1 mbps download during day and 2 mbps 00:00 to 08:00, perhaps there is a way to write a script that would automatically change my download speed setting in QoS at those times?
  2. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    first dns should always take presidence over all other classes. also, the ordering of your rules matter if strict rule ordering is ticked.
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