Restricting Bandwidth on Tomato

This is a shorter post but it’s all part of my latest and greatest project idea which will come together soon!

I dislike guests who over stay their welcome. If they want to use my internet, I don’t mind as long as they don’t go crazy. Earlier, I created a separate guest network and now I want to limit its bandwidth. By limiting this, I limit how much streaming, download, uploading, etc. my guests can do per second. This can all be accomplished in the Bandwidth Limiter section in the tomato web GUI (default

Under the Bandwidth Limiter for LAN, enable the the limiter. This part kind of sucks. My network is setup to include a dedicated bridge for my personal network (br0) and another for my guest network (br1). Your network may be different. In order to limit the guest bridge (br1) I had to set a limit on my personal bridge (br0). I chose to set the limit ridiculously high (300 Mbps) on my personal so as never interfering with my experience. The picture shows my settings below.

Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 8.34.54 AM

For my guests, I cut down their use to 5 Mbs download.

Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 8.34.57 AM

Save it and you did it! This is pretty easy stuff. Just to verify everything, I connected to my guest network and ran a speed test (

Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 8.36.40 AM

Nice! Stuff like this makes me feel like…

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