In this lesson, i will show you how to limit all streaming videos for your users who are getting their internet service from the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter.

Let's imagine that you are an administrator of a network and you have seen that most of your bandwidth is being wasted in Streaming videos causing the other users to find slowness on the service. Your goal is not to stop the streaming videos but to provide it only 512 Kbps on upload and same on download.This can be accomplished using the QOS basic queue on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter.

I will open a Dailymotion video and see how much bandwidth this is pulling from the EdgeRouter


From the EdgeRouter dashboard, I can see a huge consumption of bandwidth specially on the download which is peaking somewhere to 8 Mbps, and that's only 1 dailymotion video open. In case you have more videos open from different users, then the bandwidth will be even more.

Let's see now how we can limit that.


From the Dashboard, click on QOS which is the abberviation of Quality of Service,

From the QOS, you clck on Basic Queue and you fill the same as I have done on the picture above. Let me explain to you what I have done.

On the Source I have put 10.10.10.0/24 which is the range of my internal LAN. In you case, check what is your internal LAN address and put the network ID of it in the Source. In the destination I don't put anything because it is going to the internet, so I will leave it empty. On the application, I have chosen the Streaming-Media in which Dailymotion but also many other streaming website are included and categorized under the Streaming-Media category. Then on Rate I have put 512K which means 512Kbps - that's for the upload. and the Queue type I have chosen PFIFO (I will speak about the difference between the Queue types in a different lesson). For the Reverse rate, which is the download traffic, I have put the same as for the upload. Don't forget to click on Apply once you are done.

I will open now 2 Dailymotion videos and see if I find any difference with the traffic.


As you can see, when checking on the traffic analysis you will see that the RX Rate (download) is exactly on the 0.5 Mbps that I have assigned it. Excellent - so this way you can limit the bandwidth of the streaming videos in your network.

For curiosity, if you want to know what applications comes inside the Streaming-Media category, here you can write the following command from the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter CLI:


[email protected]:~$ sudo /usr/sbin/ubnt-dpi-util show-cat-apps Streaming-Media         
Applications in category [Streaming-Media]                                      
========================                                                        
17                                                                              
56.com                                                                          
6.cn                                                                            
adnstream                                                                       
afreecatv                                                                       
airplay                                                                         
amazon-prime-music                                                              
amazon-video                                                                    
apple-music                                                                     
arirang                                                                         
asf                                                                             
audible                                                                         
avi                                                                             
babelgum                                                                        
baidumusic                                                                      
baofeng                                                                         
baomihua                                                                        
barks                                                                           
bbc-iplayer                                                                     
blip.tv                                                                         
break.com                                                                       
channel-4                                                                       
channel-5                                                                       
china-streaming-video                                                           
cinemanow/filmon                                                                
cjb.co.kr                                                                       
cntv                                                                            
crackle                                                                         
cradio                                                                          
crunchyroll                                                                     
daap                                                                            
dailymotion                                                                     
deezer                                                                          
directv                                                                         
doubanfm                                                                        
douyutv                                                                         
empflix                                                                         
eskimotube                                                                      
filmin                                                                          
flixster                                                                        
flixwagon                                                                       
flv                                                                             
fora.tv                                                                         
freecast                                                                        
freeones.com                                                                    
funshion                                                                        
grooveshark                                                                     
guagua                                                                          
gyao                                                                            
hbo-now                                                                         
hbogo                                                                           
headweb                                                                         
hichannel                                                                       
hulkshare                                                                       
hulu                                                                            
hustlertube                                                                     
ifeng-video-                                                                    
imbc                                                                            
imdb.com                                                                        
imgo-tv                                                                         
iqiyi/pps                                                                       
itunes                                                                          
itunes-festival                                                                 
itv                                                                             
joy.cn                                                                          
kaltura.com                                                                     
kbs                                                                             
kctvjeju                                                                        
keyholetv                                                                       
kideos                                                                          
kids.gov                                                                        
kkbox                                                                           
kodi                                                                            
ku6                                                                             
kugou                                                                           
lastfm                                                                          
letv                                                                            
live365                                                                         
livejasmin.com                                                                  
livesearch.tv/coolstreaming                                                     
livestation                                                                     
livestream                                                                      
lovefilm                                                                        
m1905                                                                           
m4v                                                                             
madbitties                                                                      
majorleaguegaming                                                               
maxdome                                                                         
mbn                                                                             
metacafe                                                                        
mgoon                                                                           
miaopai                                                                         
microsoft-silverlight                                                           
miro                                                                            
mixbit                                                                          
mlb.com                                                                         
mlssoccer                                                                       
mms/wmsp                                                                        
mov                                                                             
movenetworks                                                                    
mp3                                                                             
mp4                                                                             
mtv.com                                                                         
musicsoda                                                                       
mwave                                                                           
mysolive                                                                        
national-geographic-kids                                                        
netflix                                                                         
newbigtube                                                                      
nhl                                                                             
niconico                                                                        
nubeox                                                                          
ooyala                                                                          
pandora                                                                         
pbs-kids                                                                        
pbs-video                                                                       
periscope                                                                       
photobucket                                                                     
pipi                                                                            
plex.tv                                                                         
podcast                                                                         
porn.com                                                                        
pornhub.com                                                                     
pptv-(pplive)                                                                   
qello                                                                           
qqlive                                                                          
quicktime                                                                       
qvod/bobohu                                                                     
realplayer                                                                      
redtube.com                                                                     
rhapsody                                                                        
rmvb                                                                            
roku                                                                            
rtl.nl                                                                          
rtmp                                                                            
rtp                                                                             
rtsp                                                                            
sbs                                                                             
shazam                                                                          
shoutcast                                                                       
sina-video                                                                      
siriusxm                                                                        
smithsonian-channel                                                             
sohu-tv                                                                         
sopcast                                                                         
spotify                                                                         
streamate.com                                                                   
swf                                                                             
ted                                                                             
thunderkankan                                                                   
tnaflix                                                                         
trailers                                                                        
tube8                                                                           
tudou                                                                           
tudouva                                                                         
tunein                                                                          
twitch.tv                                                                       
uitzendinggemist                                                                
unifi-video-camera                                                              
ustream.tv                                                                      
uusee                                                                           
v.163.com                                                                       
veetle                                                                          
veohtv                                                                          
vevo                                                                            
viaplay                                                                         
videodetective                                                                  
vimeo                                                                           
vlc                                                                             
voddler                                                                         
vube                                                                            
vudu                                                                            
vyclone                                                                         
watchever                                                                       
weather-channel                                                                 
web-streaming                                                                   
winamp                                                                          
windows-media-player                                                            
wma                                                                             
wmv                                                                             
wowtv.co.kr                                                                     
wsj-live                                                                        
wuaki.tv                                                                        
xhamster.com                                                                    
xnxx.com                                                                        
xtube                                                                           
xvideos.com                                                                     
yahoo-video                                                                     
yinyuetai                                                                       
yobt.tv                                                                         
youjizz                                                                         
youku.com                                                                       
youkuva                                                                         
youporn.com                                                                     
youtube                                                                         
ytn                                                                             
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Conclusion:

Streaming video applications can be heavy on our internet connection and will affect negatively the service performance. That's why it is always advisable to limit its bandwidth as much as possible.

If you like this lesson, you can join my Ubiquiti UBRSS course speaking about more things that can be done on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter. The course can be found on the following URL: https://mynetworktraining.com/p/ubiquiti-broadband-routing-switching-specialist-with-labs

See you in another post.