What setting to limit speed on certain computer?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eshiku, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. eshiku

    eshiku LI Guru Member

    So i share one cable connection with my roommate, and he's downloading all day. causing the internet to become really slow, almost unusable.

    how do i set up a limit on speed for certain IP/computer on tomato firmware?

    Thanks for helping?
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Search this forum on how to use QOS - and then you can both use the internet without any hassle from each other!
  3. CandyBoy

    CandyBoy LI Guru Member

  4. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

  5. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    I'm having the same problem too.... someone hogging all the bandwidth all the time using Veoh. I don't think it's possible to QoS something complicated like that P2P because it's a whole bunch of ports.

    That Tomato RAF mod posted by mw1001 looks promising. Is it safe? What's this thing about resetting NVRAM?

    Why can't we just add MAC Addresses and set the QOS to low priority? Tomato should add a real bandwidth control feature.
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    larc, you can do exactly that. Just read the forum for examples!
  7. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    I tried the QoS and entering MAC Address but it doesn't work. It ends up Unclassifying many of the connections. I guess P2P is just too complicated for QoS to work.

    I'm using Tomato 1.21. Do I have to upgrade to 1.23 to use Victek?
  8. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    No, you just need to make sure your P2P apps get classified as lowest/bulk class, which is usually pretty easy since they use higher port numbers anyway. Then make sure your web-browsing and any other specific apps you use get classified higher than lowest/bulk. The web-browsing is pretty easy since the Tomato QOS default classifications page already has this pretty well figured out.
  9. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    The problem is, I see that the P2P the other guy uses (Veoh) uses port 80 also.

    I use Bittorrent and use port, let's say 51234, but Tomato still classifies most of them as Unclassified and only some as it should be.
  10. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Man, whoever thought a P2P client that utilizes port 80 was a good idea should be drug out into the street and shot.
  11. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    There is no reason to not update to the last revision, since you will need restore to default configuration, cleaning NVRAM (thorough).
    You can't use a backup from a non RAF mod, but is nice have a config backup if you wanna roll back to standard tomato.

    Anyway, with RAF mod you can between original QoS, per IP/MAC limit or both. The original QoS still there!

    It's simple to configure and even simpler switch back to original tomato. Give a try...

  12. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah, it's stupid. So the only way is to limit the user by IP or MAC like 192.168.1.xxx? QoS still doesn't seem to filter out that way and still unclassifies a whole bunch of them

    How come in the old Tomato versions the QoS allowed you to set bandwidth and the recent ones don't?

    So would Victek help me? Or what about Speed Mod?
  13. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    So I have to flash to 1.23 from any computer (or does it have to done by the main PC that the router is directly connected to?) and then flash to RAF?

    Do I have to physically reset the router or anything?
  14. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    You can flash direct to RAF, from running 1.21 firmware.
    You do not need hard/physically reset. Just clean NVRAM after upgrade (admin -> config -> rstore). After restore, do a fresh reconfiguration (do not use config backup).

  15. larc

    larc Addicted to LI Member

    What's NVRAM do? And fresh reconfig of what? Do you mean all the QoS settings gets deleted? Or does my WEP key and everything get reset?
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