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 192.168.1.1).
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.
For my guests, I cut down their use to 5 Mbs download.
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 (http://www.speedtest.net).
Nice! Stuff like this makes me feel like…
9 Replies to “Restricting Bandwidth on Tomato”
upload limit not work?
thank you very much for your posts
Yeah, I ran into that issue. I’ll take a look at it.
This may be a bug. I noticed that it’s working after switching off Captive Portal.
Yeah I am still having that issue using my RT-AC66U with Shibby build 124. I’m going to try and see if Shibby is aware and maybe can fix it.
I’ve posted about this issue on shibby’s thread. I’ve also posted some findings after some basic experimenting.
have been looking for this for a long time. Worked perfectly!
Any solution found on the upload limit not working? I just followed your instructions for this and creating a guest network and it works wonderfully except for the upload limit not working. Thanks for your tutorial!
thank you very much for the guide, easy to config