Limiting Bandwidth, cisco switch?
November 9, 2010 8:27 AM   Subscribe

How can i limit bandwidth in both directions to 1mb on a single port on a cisco 2950 switch? From what ive found...srr-queue bandwidth limit should do the trick however that command is not found on my switch. Other options??
posted by flipmiester99 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Couple of links for suggestions: Link one, addresses how to limit bandwidth with a second command. Link two, command reference sheets for Cisco 2950's and 2955's. You will need to select the one that matches the IOS on your switch.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 9:37 AM on November 9, 2010

what version of code are you running? if you've got a cisco support login, you can find out what features the code version supports on their site. Probably the best place to start is
posted by rmd1023 at 9:42 AM on November 9, 2010 indicates that this command is not supported on the 2950 (inference being regardless of IOS release).

Can you get "close enough" by locking the port speed to 10-base-T? That's ten times too fast, but is still ten times slower than 100T.

The link suggests either upgrading the hardware, or putting something in place as an intermediary device to throttle bandwidth.

Why do you need the bandwidth restricted? How accurate do you need it to be? What's your budget? Something like untangle ( might be either completely overkill, or fit your needs with a software based rate limiting firewall.
posted by devbrain at 10:03 AM on November 9, 2010

We have someone that will be utilizing some of our bandwidth, so we want to limit there connection to 1mb.
posted by flipmiester99 at 10:21 AM on November 9, 2010

The 2950 is a family of switches. According to Cisco: "For networks that require additional security, advanced quality of service (QoS), and high availability, Enhanced Image software delivers intelligent services such as rate limiting and security filtering for deployment at the network edge."

So check your device and see if you can upgrade to that image.
posted by anti social order at 1:34 PM on November 9, 2010

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