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Queues in MT with VLANs For an apartment building I serve, I have each apartment connected via ethernet.
Each apartment is on its own vlan interface, and I have each vlan interface on its own queue limiting the bandwidth to 10mb/2mb.
My problem I am having is one of the units, one of the roommates is doing something where he is using almost all of the 10mb/2mb connection, leaving the other roommates with nothing and very poor performance.
How can I setup queues to either limit that one user to strict bandwidth settings, or, how can I setup the other user, to make sure he gets his own queue priority.
The other user that is complaining is on 192.168.204.4, I am trying to give his IP a separate queue, but since there is already a queue for the whole interface, he seems to be stuck under that queue. I am trying to give just him, 30mb/3mb connection, and everyone else 10/1
In all honesty, I wouldn't touch this situation.
You're putting yourself in a bit of a bad position when you are managing the internal bandwidth usage of your clients. It now becomes your responsibility to manage something that really shouldn't be your problem/concern.
If the one roomate is hogging bandwidth, I would think the wrath of the other roomates would be a much more effective deterrent.
I wouldn't touch this with a 10 foot pole. Especially if it's a paid connection.
reply to TheHox Your are partially correct.
You are correct, in that I set it up that way, hoping, the wrath of one roommate would be effective. Problem is, these are college apartments, each unit, is sometimes randomly assigned and leased individually. Therefore they do not talk/communicate much as I hopped they would, as they are not "friends". The guy at fault here sits in his room with the door closed and hogs all the internet from the 3 other roomies.
I also noticed today, one of them must have a WAP plugged in, as I see a bunch of other wireless devices on their network too. Making their connection even worse.
The internet is a free internet service that is included with their lease, provided by management, which pays me (once in a while) to manage it.
The kid I am trying to help is a student going into IT, he seems to know his stuff for being in school and I want to help him get a better connection, as he has been really easy to work with and understanding.
Also to note, I have plenty of bandwidth left. I can keep that unit at 10/1, and give another 10/1 to the student in question. We have a 100mb upstream connection and we don't even hit 1/2 of that at any one point in time. Even though it pushes about 2.5TB of data a month.
reply to TheHox
you could set up PCQs for each VLAN
if there is one IP taking up 10/2 but no one else is using the internet, he will get 10/2
If 3 people want to use the internet each will get 3.333 megabits each.
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reply to TheHox
PCQ Queue type Easy stuff, if you need assistance, our staff can help you if you wish.