Share internet bandwidth amongst users evenly

For this example we presume an internet connection of 10 Mbps Download and 1 Mbps Upload that we want to share evenly between all users.

Shaping bandwidth evenly sample

To start go to Firewall ‣ Traffic Shaper ‣ Settings.

Step 1 - Create Upload and Download Pipes

On the Pipes tab click the + button in the lower right corner. An empty Edit Pipe screen will popup.

Create Pipe For Upload

enabled

Checked

Check to enable the pipe

bandwidth

1

Numeric value of the desired bandwidth

bandwidth Metric

Mbit/s

Metric to use with the numeric value

mask

empty

Select destination to share the bandwidth

description

PipeUp-1Mbps

Free field, enter something descriptive

Create Pipe For Download

enabled

Checked

Check to enable the pipe

bandwidth

10

Numeric value of the desired bandwidth

bandwidth Metric

Mbit/s

Metric to use with the numeric value

mask

empty

Select destination to share the bandwidth

description

PipeDown-10Mbps

Free field, enter something descriptive

Step 2 - Create a Queues

On the Queues tab click the + button in the lower right corner. An empty Edit queue screen will popup.

Create Queue for Upload

enabled

Checked

Check to enable the pipe

pipe

PipeUp-1Mbps

Select our Pipe

weight

100

Weight to use with the numeric value

mask

source

Every source creates a match

description

QueueUp-1Mbps

Free field, enter something descriptive

Create Queue for Download

enabled

Checked

Check to enable the pipe

pipe

PipeDown-10Mbps

Select our Pipe

weight

100

Weight to use with the numeric value

mask

destination

Every source creates a match

description

QueueDown-10Mbps

Free field, enter something descriptive

Step 3 - Create Rules

On the Rules tab click the + button in the lower right corner. An empty Edit rule screen will popup.

Create a rule for traffic directed towards the internet (Upload).

sequence

11

Auto generated number, overwrite only when needed

interface

WAN

Select the interface connected to the internet

proto

ip

Select the protocol, IP in our example

source

192.168.1.0/24

The source IP to shape, select the LAN network

src-port

any

The source port to shape, leave on any

destination

any

The destination to shape, leave on any

dst-port

any

Use any of the destination port if static

target

QueueUp-1Mbps

Select the Upload 1Mbps Queue

description

ShapeUpload

Enter a descriptive name

Create a rule for traffic coming from the internet (Download).

sequence

21

Auto generated number, overwrite only when needed

interface

WAN

Select the interface connected to the internet

proto

ip

Select the protocol, IP in our example

source

any

The source address, leave on any

src-port

any

The source port to shape, leave on any

destination

192.168.1.0/24

The destination IP to shape, select LAN network

dst-port

any

The destination port to shape, leave on any

target

QueueDown-10Mbps

Select the Download 10 Mbps Queue

description

ShapeDownload

Enter a descriptive name

Now press apply to activate the traffic shaping rules.

Screenshot Rules

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