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USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping on Australian ISP Telestra

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We're in the process of setting up a USG Pro 4 in Australia. Telestra (local fiber ISP) requires us to shape traffic. Packets will be dropped if we go over our bandwidth threshold. I didn't see anything in the UI for this. Can anyone advise on best practices for shaping traffic?

 

I found this: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/204911404-EdgeRouter-Set-traffic-policies-for-upload-downloa...

 

But I'm not finding any documentation on these settings. 

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

 

Greg


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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping on Australian ISP Telestra

We talked to our AUS consultant and believe we have it figured out. We just needed to enable a traffic shaping profile and apply it to the eth2 interface and set bandwidth and utilization limits for the interface.

 

{
   "traffic-policy":{
      "shaper":{
         "AUS-FiberShaping":{
            "bandwidth":"48000kbit",
            "default":{
               "bandwidth":"95%",
               "burst":"15k",
               "ceiling":"100%",
               "queue-type":"fair-queue"
            },
            "description":"Traffic Shaping for AUS Telestra Fiber"
         }
      }
   },
   "interfaces":{
      "ethernet":{
         "eth2":{
            "traffic-policy":{
               "out":"AUS-FiberShaping"
            }
         }
      }
   }
}

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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping

Not much help I know, but your ISP requires you, the customer, to shape your own traffic or they will drop packets over a threshhold? WTF? That's the ISP's job, not the job of CPE.

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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping

Believe me, in 25 years, I've never heard of this either. Perhaps there are some folks from down under familiar with this practice that can shed light on it. I've heard quite a bit of discontent with Telestra in general from several customers who have an AUS presence.

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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping on Australian ISP Telestra

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Edit 3:  This should work, click the Gateway, click Configuration, Click Wan1 (or whichever Wan port you are using), Click Enable Smart Queues, set your up and down rates manually. Queue changes and apply.

 

That is weird.

 

You can set bandwith limits By editing the default User Group in Settings - User Group.  Click Edit, check the boxes for bandwidth limits and put in the maximum amount your ISP limits for Download and Upload.

 

Just remember to set the same or lower limits if you setup any other User Groups (like a guests group).

 

Edit: Clarity

 

Edit 2: You know what, that won't work.  My fault, that will only limit each user.  Sorry about that.

 

 

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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping on Australian ISP Telestra

There's a lot of issues with using smart queues as well, such as hardware offloading is disabled when using it meaning your total speed will suck.

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Re: USG Pro 4 Traffic Shaping on Australian ISP Telestra

We talked to our AUS consultant and believe we have it figured out. We just needed to enable a traffic shaping profile and apply it to the eth2 interface and set bandwidth and utilization limits for the interface.

 

{
   "traffic-policy":{
      "shaper":{
         "AUS-FiberShaping":{
            "bandwidth":"48000kbit",
            "default":{
               "bandwidth":"95%",
               "burst":"15k",
               "ceiling":"100%",
               "queue-type":"fair-queue"
            },
            "description":"Traffic Shaping for AUS Telestra Fiber"
         }
      }
   },
   "interfaces":{
      "ethernet":{
         "eth2":{
            "traffic-policy":{
               "out":"AUS-FiberShaping"
            }
         }
      }
   }
}
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