Seeking traffic shaping/transparent proxy solution

Chris Carey chris.carey at
Thu Feb 21 17:49:55 MST 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 15:45 -0700, Carl Youngblood wrote:
>  > I am trying to find a good (hopefully free/low-price/easy) solution
>  > for rationing bandwidth on a per-user basis to a number of downstream
>  > wifi APs and wired clients, as well as caching downloads so that
>  > future requests can be served locally.  NoCatSplash-type functionality
>  > would be a good plus too.  But it needs to be in a single server,
>  > because I will be supporting user counts that are too large to do with
>  > individual APs, and I don't want to have to configure each AP
>  > separately, other than to configure its wifi settings.
>  I recommend Mikrotik RouterOS. It's Linux based and has a ton of great
>  features. I'm sure you could use straight up Linux for all of it, but
>  the management with Mikrotik is great. My company uses their Router
>  Boards for access points and they're awesome. The one thing I can't tell
>  you is where we buy them from, as I'm not involved in that process.
>  Corey

Ditto. RouterOS is a great solution. I use RouterBoard + RouterOS as
my firewall. It can handle the traffic shaping, queues, the hotspot,
use Radius auth, etc.

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