Traffic shaping using PfSense in bridged mode

Scenario: We needed an in-line, transparent traffic shaping solution. The solution we chose was pfsense due to it's easy to use UI and effective QoS. The PfSense had to be placed in bridge mode, on a link that was carrying tagged traffic. It is important that the PfSense did not touch the vlan tagging, it … Continue reading Traffic shaping using PfSense in bridged mode

Implementing traffic shaping for home use (SonicWALL)

Having recently moved to a lower-bandwidth area (from 12Mb/s to 7Mb/s… sucks ), I really needed to find a way of controlling and optimizing the Internet usage from my home connection. That’s basically what traffic shaping, or bandwidth management (BWM) comes into play. I still have a low-end sonicwall TZ200 from my support days, and … Continue reading Implementing traffic shaping for home use (SonicWALL)