Capping Bandwidth for angry dummies
January 7, 2012 7:27 PM Subscribe
How does DD WRT pro/paid version control bandwidth?
We have been trying to get DD WRT onto our new Buffalo router (WZR-HP-G300NH2) and then onto Gargoyle to use its excellent bandwidth capping by total GB per week/month to prevent the teenager in the basement from blowing our GB limit and getting overage charges.
We have used Gargoyle before, but there isn't a version for the G300NH2 (we actually ordered the G300NH but this is what arrived - we're PISSED!). The one we have has an Atheros chip set which means the officially approved Gargoyle versions for the Buffalo are reported to break the router; or, at least, we can't find one that is deemed compatible. Also due to this chip, options like Tomato etc won't work (Broadcom chips only).
We've already bricked the thing and recovered it all day trying to get something up and running and are tearing our hair out.
We THINK that DD WRT professional allows full bandwidth quotas. The free DD WRT seems to only do throttling of bandwidth and this doesn't interest us. We want to set, for example, a weekly limit of 4Gb for a series of MAC addresses/ip's that cuts off access after that point. We can't find ANY information about the paid DD WRT beyond vague statements like "advanced bandwidth management" over the free version.
1: Does the fuller version of DD WRT (paid) allows us to cap bandwidth by volume, rather than by speed?
2: Alternatively, is there any firmware that will work on this router that will ape Gargoyle's quota management style for the Atheros chipset in a Buffalo router that we could try? Or is there some hidden Gargoyle version that is even likely to work?