Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




50 posts

Geek


Topic # 150915 7-Aug-2014 15:04
Send private message

My main need is I want to allocate/prioritize e.g. port 1 to gain higher bandwidth etc over other ports and wifi?, and after reading around I see Gargoyle firmware sounds like a good start? With Wireless N / GB ethernet etc, that works with VDSL/Fibre? Telecom gave a huawei HG630b read up a bit and was thinking on bridging (If thats the right term) but dont know what router to go for?

Some of my lingo may be off as Im still trying to understand it all :)

Any help be great ...

Create new topic
919 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 224

Subscriber

  Reply # 1104168 7-Aug-2014 15:24
Send private message

I now have a pfsense box running on one of these - but I was previously using an Asus RT-N66U running TomatoUSB and it was rock solid (it's now just running as an access point). TomatoUSB has all the features like VLANs, multi SSIDs, and probably what you're after - pretty details QoS settings. You can also do stuff like set up guest networks and then traffic limit everything on that VLAN, useful if you're trying to stop people hog your connection.

919 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 224

Subscriber

  Reply # 1104186 7-Aug-2014 15:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

Look up TomatoUSB by Shibby, he's been coming out with builds for it.

 
 
 
 


2030 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 172

Trusted

  Reply # 1104226 7-Aug-2014 16:31
One person supports this post
Send private message

I'm running a Netgear R7000 with Tomato from Shibby and so far it is excellent, except for range issues with my house. Might need to re-position the router




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.



50 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1104854 8-Aug-2014 13:25
Send private message

Hmm Thanks, Ill look more into Tomato, seems like it works great for the same reason i want right?

470 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 116

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1106041 10-Aug-2014 20:40
Send private message

+1 for Shibby's version of Tomato. It does have QoS features for prioritising bandwidth, but I've never used them myself, so can't comment on how well they work.

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1107195 12-Aug-2014 18:01
Send private message

Gargoyle is good, better than most default firmware but Tomato gives you more options/control and has a better web ui (imo). Shibby is the best/most active Tomato firmware mod atm.

http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69 

Mr Snotty
8076 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4051

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1107201 12-Aug-2014 18:10
Send private message

You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html







50 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1107369 12-Aug-2014 23:22
Send private message

Thanks Shibbys Tomato sounds good to start with

I was just going through the list posted here
http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69

Does it really matter what Flash MB i have?

When i was reading up on gargole some people was saying a higher MB flash was needed or something, just wondering if its the same with Tomato?



50 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1107370 12-Aug-2014 23:24
Send private message

michaelmurfy: You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html



So you can allocate say LAN 1 port so much bandwidth and LAN 2 so little etc?

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1107404 13-Aug-2014 00:57
Send private message

michaelmurfy: You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html



Mikrotik makes great stuff, if you're a network engineer... but it's not end user friendly.

14281 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2590

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1107424 13-Aug-2014 08:18
Send private message

Astill recommendations. From memory the Asus 66 something used to be on that page too, apparently a very powerful router, with DD-WRT it can encrypt a whole house's internet connection over VPN.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.