Limiting bandwidth is very useful especially if you want to prioritize your own connection when it comes to internet upload and download speed while you work or play. Follow this guide in controlling the bandwidth of devices that connects to your PLDT Home DSL connection.
If you are testing your own device to see if this PLDT DSL guide works, we suggest that you take a Speedtest before and after applying the steps.
iSensey has been researching on how to limit the bandwidth of certain devices that connects to our wifi, we’ve read multiple guides and have watched tons of videos on Youtube trying to learn how to do this. We haven’t found a really useful one applicable to Philippine settings using PLDT as internet service provider, until we stumbled upon this tutorial video made by Youtuber Kevin Ayson. Thank you sir for sharing!!!
We tried to implement the step by step procedures on PLDT MyHomeDSL bandwidth control, but we found out we couldn’t do it in the current modem we are using that was supplied by PLDT. Seems like the modem given to us uses an old firmware that does not come with traffic shaping features.
The modem with working traffic shaping feature sports a a green colored UI or user interface. Ours is black UIs. Check the difference.
PLDT Home DSL router with Traffic Shaping (GREEN UI)
PLDT Home DSL modem router without Traffic Shaping (BLANK UI)
We will attempt to PLDT broadband hotline 172 to try to request for a new modem with Traffic Shaping capability. *Our PLDT DSL connection is the P1,699 package up to 5 MBPs. Should we be successful in having our modem replaced for free by PLDT we will update this post.
HOW to LIMIT BANDWIDTH of DEVICES USING PLDT DSL WIFI OR LAN
First, login to PLDT admin so you can adjust the settings. On your browser, type 192.168.1.1 and then enter. The login page will display, on username field enter “adminpldt” or “pldtadmin”. For the password, enter “1234567890”.
Second, when the admin dashboard opens, get the MAC ADDRESS of the device you want to limit the upload and download speed. Go to Setup > Click WLAN > Click SHOW ACTIVE CLIENTS. See sample screenshot.
Third, the Active Wireless Client Table will display; you will see all the devices currently connecting via WIFI or LAN. Copy the MAC address of the device you want to control. You can control all, including your own laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
You can now start adding devices MAC address to ‘QoS IP Traffic Shaping’ control.
Fourth, on the navigation bar click the button “Advanced”.
Fifth, on the right sidebar, click “QoS”, and under it click “Traffic Shaping” that will appear. Please see the picture posted previously for reference for step 4 and 5.
Sixth, the IP QoS Traffic Shaping setting will display. Scroll down and click “Add”.
Seventh, You can now add the device using the MAC Address you copied on step 2.
7.1 On the field WLAN Interface, click the dropdown menu and choose “ab”
7.2 On the field Src MAC, paste the MAC address of the device.
7.3 Set the device’s upload floor and ceiling limit.
7.4 Set the device’s download floor and ceiling limit.
7.5 Click “Apply”
You can repeat steps 2 to 7 if you also want to limit bandwidth speed for all other devices connected to your PLDT DSL modem.
If you want to see this guide in full action, please watch Ayson’s youtube tutorial.
Again, since you have made changes to your modem settings of your PLDT Home DSL, if you see the “attention config is modified” on the sidebar, click “Save”. See sample for reference. This way all the changes you recently made will stick. The router will refresh for about 20 seconds. This step is needed so that when you turn on your modem after turning it off, the devices added to the QoS Traffic Shaping will stick and will not disappear.
As of today, the Traffic Shaping feature looks like is only available for the new routers issued by PLDT. You can test your own modem if you have this or not by logging in to the admin dashboard. We don’t know if this guide is also applicable to PLDT FIBR users.
Limit the speed of every device that connects to your WIFI or LAN or control it so that your own device speed connection is optimize.
For those using other modem routers like Tendra, Linksys, Asus, etc – there is most likely an inbuilt feature that allows you to control bandwidth. Try to explore the settings or search for guides online.
Hopefully this PLDT tutorial will help you in your quest for better internet speed!
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