So we are getting a fiber run to our office soon (10/10). We are going to have a few additional clients share this with us. We want to be able to keep them from eating all the speed.
Ive been reading for hours on rate-limit, traffic shaping, and traffic policing. Being that shaping can only happen in an outbound direction of an interface, would the following example work?
Fiber handoff as ethernet---> (WAN-SIDE)Cisco Router (2611xm at the moment for testing) (LAN-SIDE)---> Switch --> Clients.
On the (WAN-SIDE) configure my shaping using access maps to match the client's IP(range) to shape their outbound (to the internet) speed, while on the (LAN-SIDE) interface, use different access maps to limit the traffic outbound from that interface into the switch to limit their download speed? Thus the router is effectively queuing in both directions? No NAT, all public, routeable IP addresses. No other firewalling or policies will be done here other than QoS.
Not that it matters but all connections will be on 100 mbit copper ethernet ports.