How to limit wifi speeds?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by ChRoNo16, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. ChRoNo16

    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC lite, the cheap 50$ edgerouter, and a 3com 4500g switch.

    I want to limit how much internet bandwith the wifi can use at a time (Im lagging out when gaming)

    How do I do this?
     
  2. Rifter0876

    Rifter0876 [H]Lite

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  3. Brian_B

    Brian_B 2[H]4U

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    Limit by client, by application, or just anything on WiFi in general? I do hope you realize the issue ~probably~ isn't your local WiFi, it's probably your ISP.

    Also - standard comment "If your gaming on WiFi, switch to copper"
     
  4. Farva

    Farva [H]ard as it Gets

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    How many people are on your wifi and using it?
     
  5. elavanis

    elavanis n00b

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    Under QOS you have an option for smart queue. I would try this 1st since it will be more dynamic in that it will allow wifi to download/upload at full speed while your not gaming. However if your internet speed is above ~100mb the edge router x will start to bottle neck you with smart qos on.

    If that doesn't work though you could got more draconic and set the limit for wifi to be a fraction of your internet speed but you will always be limited to that speed. For that to work you would either have to create a "wifi" group or move them to a vlan so you could affect the group with 1 qos rule. That gets a bit more complicated which is why I personally went with the smart queue on my ERL.
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  6. TordanGow

    TordanGow Gawd

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    You can limit by client in the UniFi software. I use this for guest devices. If I don't like you, you go to slow, haha.



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  7. FNtastic

    FNtastic [H]ard|Gawd

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    This. Setup a separate SSID. Setup a User Group with bandwidth limitation. Apply said User Group to said SSID. Problem solved.