Here's the scenario. Five computers in the house, three users, one Asus RT-N16 with a fresh install of T-USB. We share a single machine for all major downloading duties, which runs a variety of things to get our goodies.
Prior to getting the Asus, we used an old Billion which did a stunning job of making sure the traffic to & from the download-box never interfered with our daily internet use. It could sit there downloading merrily away, making use of all of our download speed, but as soon as anyone on another computer started to access the net, traffic to the download-box got squeezed down to a tiny trickle, only to bounce back up as soon as we stopped. It had the nice feature of being able to assign a priority-level to each of the four ethernet jacks — the one that had the download-box plugged into it was marked "best effort" and the other three were given the highest level, "platinum". The download-box was allowed 8Mbps of our 10Mbps, when we started a Youtube video on another machine, that 8 Mbps flood instantly became a 256 kbps trickle, and it'd bounce right back as soon as all the Youtube vid was loaded in.
At the moment, despite a bunch of experimentation (none of us are geeks) clicking buttons and changing settings, I can't get this bloody tomatoed RT to even get close to what the Billion could do! I currenly have to use limiting software on the download-box itself to make sure it never goes over 2 Mbps, because if it gets any higher it makes a noticable impact on all the other machines.
I've been reading and researching for a couple of days now, and either end up in a dead end or lost in overly-technical geekigobbledigook. No, toastman's QoS tutorials were of no help, my eyes glazed over after the second paragraph and my brain felt like someone had installed Windows ME.
We don't need fancy services management, we just want the right instructions to make Tomato behave itself and tell our download-box to shut up whilst we websurf, the way the old Billion did.
Umm … help? Please?