Since my home upload speed is relatively slower, I use a modified
ipshaper script to prioritize the outgoing traffic (web, ssh, udp...).
This is done with the tc command and runs on a linux firewall, but
also depends on iptables to classify the traffic. You could do the
same for downloading, it just drops incoming packets when rate
ceilings are reached for that classification, forcing the sender to
throttle down. Of course this runs on a linux box tho. Have you
considered replacing the linksys? This would allow you to split the
bandwidth, and when one host needed more, would "borrow" it from the
other if it wasn't using it. If the other host was/is, then too bad,
it is stuck at that rate.
More info is here:
# ipshaper - DSL/Cable modem outbound traffic shaper and prioritizer.
# Based on the ADSL/Cable wondershaper (www.lartc.org
On 4/27/06, Andre Lehovich <andrel(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
--- Gregory Avedissian <gma2006(a)verizon.net>
Is there an easy way to limit download speed on
one or both boxes to make
them share nicely? I looked through the manual for the router, and I don't
see a way to do it there. If there's not an easy way to do it, I'd still
like to hear the difficult way to do it.
The buzzword to read up on is "traffic shaping". Assymetry is going to be a
problem -- while you have a lot of control over what you transmit, you don't
have so much control over what the other end transmits, but that's what you
really want to throttle.
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