In my house I have 2 PC's hard wired an Xbox, laptop and an iPod wireless and other visitors.
What I want is to limit the "bandwidth"? available to the mac addresses. This is a parenting issue, as it is now I have certain mac addresses in a access restriction policy and lock them out when I use the internet. Also I have tried to use the QoS restrictions but I find that while I am not using the internet, the iPods, Nintendo DS's and kids who don't understand the problem (or refuse to) are constantly taking me into the FAP limits so when I do go to use the internet it is already taxed.
Bla Bla Bla. So, can I say "mac address 00:00:00:00:00 only gets 2KB/s (or whatever) all the time" somewhere? Because the QoS seems to spread the % of use real time as opposed to a bandwidth limit per user.
I have looked around quite a bit via Google and to some extent on this site. This question has been raised directly on the Cisco site but the final answerer there was only the provider can limit download speed. Other than that thread I always get pointed back to QoS. Unless I am doing it wrong (very possible) I am not getting the result I want.
"While outbound QoS can delay outgoing packets to conform to your rules, incoming QoS can only throw away (not delay) incoming data, which produces erratic and inefficient results"
This quopte is found in some QoS descussions, is that the end/answere of my question? or is there another way to do what I need to do? Is there an afordable router that can handel TCP for users, will my router do it?
WRT54G v8 running dd-wrt.v24 micro