I have 16 users connected to my pfSense single-LAN, 3-WAN router. The 3 WAN ports connect to ADSL lines giving about 4Mb/s down, 800kb/s up each.
I would like to prevent any one user hogging the available bandwidth, while at the same time allowing a user to saturate the link if they are the only one using it.
I guess I need traffic shaping. But search the web as I might, I can find no clue how to do this, unless I set up 16 separate incoming and outgoing queues (and set up more queues if we get a new user).
I did try using the traffic shaper wizard, but its output makes no sense to me at all. I just went through without separating out any specific traffic for high or low priority, and it produced this:
Bandwidth Priority Service curve WAN1 800 Kb/s qACK 20 % 6 - - 20% qDefault 10% 3 WAN2 800 Kb/s qACK 20 % 6 - - 20% qDefault 10% 3 WAN3 800 Kb/s qACK 20 % 6 - - 20% qDefault 10% 3 LAN qLink 10% 2 qInternet 10752 Kb/s - - 10752Kb qACK 20% 6 - - 20%
All this seems to achieve is to cut the available bandwidth to about 30% of what it was. Which, in view of the total of the % bandwidths for each queue, is perhaps not surprising!
Also, I can't find any firewall rules that directs traffic into these queues - does that mean none are needed if I don't have different queues for different types of traffic?
Are there any experts out there I could pay to show me how to set this up?