FAP = fair access policy.
I copied this post from another board I posted on. I have been using that sites firmware until now but I want to limit the TV, stereo, TV receiver, DVD player, 3 Ipods, playbook, xbox, 4 computers and who knows what else I have sapping internet.
I bought an asus rt-n16, but when I use the OEM firmware it drops the connection if I throttle anything. So I am ready to slip in the ddwrt but I thought I would check out tomato to see if the QoS would be better.
I am just a beginner trying to police my house. I am a satellite internet prisoner due to location. I have 1Mb down and 256Kb up in what I understand is an “hourly bucket system”. The provider does not openly share the limits but the bottom line is; what they call the fare access policy is so written they can do what they want. After ~50MB they cut service in half and shortly after that if you are still using they drop it again to dial up. Sucks to be in the sticks.
What I want is to limit the "bandwidth"? available to the mac addresses. This is also a parenting issue, as it is now I have certain mac addresses in a access restriction policy and lock them out when I use the internet. Also I have tried to use the QoS restrictions but I find that while I am not using the internet, the iPods, Nintendo DS's and kids who don't understand the problem (or refuse to) are constantly taking me into the FAP limits so when I do go to use the internet it is already taxed.
Bla Bla Bla. So, can I say "mac address 00:00:00:00:00 only gets max 2KB/s (or whatever) all the time" somewhere? Because the QoS seems to spread the % of use real time as opposed to a bandwidth limit per user.
I have looked around quite a bit, including…
To add my limited understanding of the problem statements like this:
"While outbound QoS can delay outgoing packets to conform to your rules, incoming QoS can only throw away (not delay) incoming data, which produces erratic and inefficient results"
What I want exactly;
- mac address bandwidth limits with no dropped connections so my kids can still facebook with there ipads with out getting kicked by the router and if one of them decides to u tube the router locks them out before the whole house is locked out by the provider
- dreaming maybe… a bucket system just like my provider has for me that I can tag mac address to…
Lot to ask, thanks in advance,
Running a WRT54G v8 dd-wrt.v24 micro
Asus RT-N16 still in box waiting for upgrade, going to install something with a better QoS.