Bensam123 wrote:Honestly, Azureus if you guys have used that and eMule have amazing bandwidth throttling built in. They will ping certain addresses, like google.com, and build a statistical average off of it. They will then automatically adjust the upload, or the upload and download, based on latencies. You can change the threshold and set in limitations too, like max bandwidth. It's very intuitive and robust.
ludi wrote:Failing that, looks like it's time to either price out Comcast (ugh) or go for a router purchase and a custom firmware flash.
just brew it! wrote:ludi wrote:Failing that, looks like it's time to either price out Comcast (ugh) or go for a router purchase and a custom firmware flash.
I've been reluctantly eyeing the "price out Comcast" option as well... probably want to go with their "Business Class" service. Since Speakeasy's merger with Megapath my DSL connection has gone down the toilet. Frequent service outages, and clueless customer support.
Captain Ned wrote:I'm not sure if Comcast will sell you Business Class IP alongside residential-level TV. I've made a few inquiries in that area and no one seems able to produce a coherent response.
thecoldanddarkone wrote:ugh, covad, ugh.
Well... Speakeasy was a Covad partner for years (Covad provided the bare DSL connection in cooperation with your ILEC, Speakeasy did the rest). Speakeasy was excellent back then, so the problem was apparently with Covad's ISP service, not their ability to provide a basic bit pipe. Even when Speakeasy was (for a year or two) owned by Best Buy, they (much to my surprise) managed to maintain their previous exemplary levels of service. It was only when the Three Stooges (or is it an Unholy Trinity?) of Megapath, Speakeasy, and Covad were assimilated into a single entity (over the the past year) that things seriously started to suck.
thecoldanddarkone wrote:last off topic note
They definitely got uhh "special" when they combined. I don't have words to describe them.
Captain Ned wrote:No direct knowledge, but I've read on some forums that you might be able to get around it with two different addresses, even to the extent of "upstairs" vs "downstairs".I'm not sure if Comcast will sell you Business Class IP alongside residential-level TV. I've made a few inquiries in that area and no one seems able to produce a coherent response.
notfred wrote:No direct knowledge, but I've read on some forums that you might be able to get around it with two different addresses, even to the extent of "upstairs" vs "downstairs".
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:Is it the wireless bandwidth that is choking you? (hardwired all the connections and tested it that way and had the same results?)
The reason I ask that is with these crappy cable modems, a lot of wireless connections with quite a bit of traffic over the connection starts making these fail quite easily by overloading the CPU and therefore causing traffic to come to a crawl. A hardwired connection seems to have less reliance on the modem’s CPU so the traffic may not come to a screeching halt.
Bensam123 wrote:I just looked through pfsense for a bit, it doesn't look like it has QoS beyond the norm that is found in most routers or DDWRT. About the most robust one is found in OpenTomato, which isn't anything exceptionally special.
Really this is kind sad that in this day and age we don't have better solutions to make connections at home manageable. Especially with more bandwidth intensive web browsing it really starts to impact other users who operate on the same network, unless you have some sort of stupidly fast internet connection that can brute force anything.