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# 214032 24-Apr-2017 18:50
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So I'm moving back to Voafone from BigPipe and BigPipe had a very nice mobile app which allows me to block certain web services.

 

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I know VF don't offer anything like it so what is my home-brew solution? I know I could use PFsense but I don't think it has a Mobile App.

 

 






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  # 1769966 24-Apr-2017 18:57
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big pipe use the huaweii 659 model router maybe the app will work on the vodafone supplied huaweii.

 

whats the name of the app out of interest

 

 





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  # 1769969 24-Apr-2017 19:02
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on second look its probably tied into the remote administration of the router via the big-pipe servers, short answer is probably not.

 

 

 

Of interest i see huaweii make an app for some of there routers... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.huawei.mw&hl=en

 

maybe same router different model number.???





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  # 1769972 24-Apr-2017 19:06
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phantomdb:

 

big pipe use the huaweii 659 model router maybe the app will work on the vodafone supplied huaweii.

 

whats the name of the app out of interest

 

 

 

 

The mobile app connects to BigPipe web services and not my router, which is a TP-link TL-WDR4300.

 

Look at the AppStore for 'BigPipe'.

 

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  # 1769975 24-Apr-2017 19:08
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The Bigpipe QoS is done server side and if your ISP don't support it, there's nothing you can do to make something that works just as well.

 

The point of downstream QoS is to stop your tail (ie, your cable connection) congesting. You do this by dropping packets you want to depriortize on the server end before it gets to your tail.

 

If your ISP don't do any prioritization then packets would get dropped randomly before they get to you. Therefore you can't fix it using a router on your end. The horse has already bolted.

 

As for website blocking, there's lots of ways to do it: DNS, router, PC software, etc.


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  # 1769976 24-Apr-2017 19:08
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BigPipe use a solution on their end to manage this, it is not managed on the customers end of the connection. QoS really doesn't work if it is on the customers end and the way BigPipe does it is quite genius.

 

Why move away? Seems like a bit of a downgrade IMO.







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  # 1769980 24-Apr-2017 19:15
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DarkShadow:

 

The Bigpipe QoS is done server side and if your ISP don't support it, there's nothing you can do to make something that works just as well.

 

The point of downstream QoS is to stop your tail (ie, your cable connection) congesting. You do this by dropping packets you want to depriortize on the server end before it gets to your tail.

 

If your ISP don't do any prioritization then packets would get dropped randomly before they get to you. Therefore you can't fix it using a router on your end. The horse has already bolted.

 

As for website blocking, there's lots of ways to do it: DNS, router, PC software, etc.

 

 

 

 

I guess my overall objective is for me to control/block all video streaming services so my son thinks that YouTube is broken and he will come off the computer. 








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  # 1769982 24-Apr-2017 19:17
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michaelmurfy:

 

BigPipe use a solution on their end to manage this, it is not managed on the customers end of the connection. QoS really doesn't work if it is on the customers end and the way BigPipe does it is quite genius.

 

Why move away? Seems like a bit of a downgrade IMO.

 

 

 

 

Cheaper, $79 down to $29.95 per month.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1769987 24-Apr-2017 19:23
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jimbob79:

 

DarkShadow:

 

The Bigpipe QoS is done server side and if your ISP don't support it, there's nothing you can do to make something that works just as well.

 

The point of downstream QoS is to stop your tail (ie, your cable connection) congesting. You do this by dropping packets you want to depriortize on the server end before it gets to your tail.

 

If your ISP don't do any prioritization then packets would get dropped randomly before they get to you. Therefore you can't fix it using a router on your end. The horse has already bolted.

 

As for website blocking, there's lots of ways to do it: DNS, router, PC software, etc.

 

 

 

 

I guess my overall objective is for me to control/block all video streaming services so my son thinks that YouTube is broken and he will come off the computer. 

 

 

OK that's easier. There seems to be a "domain filter" feature on your router, start there.


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  # 1770004 24-Apr-2017 20:30
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jimbob79:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

BigPipe use a solution on their end to manage this, it is not managed on the customers end of the connection. QoS really doesn't work if it is on the customers end and the way BigPipe does it is quite genius.

 

Why move away? Seems like a bit of a downgrade IMO.

 

 

 

 

Cheaper, $79 down to $29.95 per month.

 

 

Personally I'd rather pay a little more for quality. Price isn't everything.


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