[lime-users] Throttling bandwidth

Marvin Arnold marvin at geeky.rocks
Tue May 9 01:07:50 UTC 2017

Thanks everyone. I'm waiting on a new batch of routers to arrive and
then I'm gonna give it a try. Will report back.

On 05/08/2017 04:17 PM, Gui Iribarren wrote:
> On 05/05/17 14:21, Nicolas Pace wrote:
>> On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 11:28 +0200, Ilario Gelmetti wrote:
>>> On 05/04/2017 11:14 PM, Marvin Arnold via lime-users wrote:
>>>> What's the best way for nodes giving Internet access to control how
>>>> much
>>>> bandwidth they will share? Preferably depending on the day of the
>>>> week
>>>> and time?
>>> I would try to install "luci-app-qos" package for OpenWrt/LEDE, it
>>> adds
>>> to the web interface the setting for limiting upload and download
>>> speed.
>>> https://lede-project.org/docs/user-guide/traffic_shaping
>>> I never tried to use it with LibreMesh, no idea if it works out of
>>> the
>>> box...
>> The web interface does not appear to allow the application of rules
>> depending on the time of day: 
>> http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8404265917_b894302ed0_b.jpg
>> As he needs to have a specific behaviour, perhaps you can use that
>> package but with a set of cron rules instead of the visual tool.
>> Based on the same suggestion from Ilario, and info from this page
>> https://lede-project.org/docs/user-guide/traffic_shaping
>> I would suggest you to:
>> * install the qos-scripts: opkg install qos-scripts
>> * add the rate limiting you need:
>> uci set qos.wan.upload=1000            # Upload speed in kBits/s
>> uci set qos.wan.download=16000         # Download speed in kBits/s
>> uci set qos.wan.enabled=1
>> uci commit qos
>> * enable or disable qos with cron
>> /etc/init.d/qos enable
>> /etc/init.d/qos disable
>>> Doesn't look to have the time scheduling included.
>>> WonderShaper seems to be obsolete:
>>> https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/bloat/wiki/Wondershaper_Must_Die
>> Well... for what I read it is not that wonder shaper is obsolete, but
>> more that the tools that wondershaper usually uses add buffer bloat,
>> something that you really don't want to add... so you better use the
>> other one :)
> in fact there's sqm-scripts now, which are the buffferbloat-approved
> tools and obsolete both wondershaper and qos-scripts ;)
> i've used them (there's a luci-app for them too) precisely to limit
> upload/download bandwith and it worked like a charm.
> there's no builtin time-scheduling support but you can make a small cron
> script for that, for sure
>> Let us know how it went!
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