Tomato Router - limit bandwidth

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GNUbahn
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Joined: 02/18/2016

I have successfully installed Tomato on my Asus RT-AC66U router. I have set up a guest network according to this guide:

http://somethingk.com/main/?p=323

and limited it's bandwidth according following this guide:

http://somethingk.com/main/?p=393

After doing this set-up I have less bandwidth on my primary network (it is limited, but to a very high limit, i.e. 300 Mbps)

Question:

Does setting a limit to the guest network mean a constant reduction in bandwidth for my primary network?

jxself
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Joined: 09/13/2010

Hello, please don't use proprietary software. For your freedom's sake.

For Tomato:
Backend: GNU General Public License
Frontend: Proprietary

Anyway, these are not the forums of the Tomato Project. Please contact the Tomato project questions about Tomato.

The Trisquel community guidelines (https://trisquel.info/en/wiki/trisquel-community-guidelines) are pretty clear that our community's resources -- the forum, documentation, etc -- are for free software only. We don't support non-free software here.

GNUbahn
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Joined: 02/18/2016

CalmStorm: Thanks for the support

jxself: Thanks for your reply. I must admit, that I though Tomato is free software. I'll have to check my sources again.

GNUbahn
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Can you tell which is a libre router software? How about OpenWRT?

onpon4
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LibreCMC is the preferred one at the moment, if I'm not mistaken.

GNUbahn
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Unfortunately it doesn't support my router. Are there other options?

jxself
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No. There is, for example, no free software support for 802.11ac. And so: This is the point where you must choose between getting a new router and using free software on it or keeping your existing router and using proprietary software on it.

Daniel1000
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Joined: 07/21/2016

Check LibreCMC (which is a free - as in freedom - GNU/Linux distribution)

From LibreCMC web page:
https://librecmc.org/librecmc/home

[…] entire list of supported hardware for libreCMC v1.3.4
https://librecmc.org/librecmc/downloads/snapshots/v1.3.4/ar71xx/luci/

LibreCMC - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreCMC

LibreCMC is listed in lists the GNU/Linux distributions:
http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

*I think which if you want to use QoS you will probably need to install additional packages (you can do it from web user interface if you don’t want to use console -Telnet or SSH-).
**OpenWRT isn’t free because contains blobs.

GNUbahn
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This is really as tough camel to swallow (as we say in Denmark). I really thought I had done my research well, but now I'm ashamed. But still, thanks for the enlightenment.

OK, so now I have to figure out which of the listed routers to get. As far as I can see there's no comparison table. That means I have to examine each router, one at the time.

Any advice on which device is preferable/best?

GNUbahn
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Joined: 02/18/2016

yet I would like to have it, i.e. I will get it - at some point (hopefully soon)