How to limit bandwidth with a simple queue on MikroTik

MikroTik routers are modern feature-rich routers that have become popular in the market. The router offers options like hotspot service, graphics, and bandwidth management per IP among many other options. We know that bandwidth management provides internet according to client requirements. There are different ways to manage bandwidth in MikroTik. One of them is the use of features Simple queue In MikroTik, this is a simple way to limit bandwidth. Below are the configuration steps.

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Bandwidth limit with simple queue

Simple bandwidth limit

sample condition:

For example, here we will limit the maximum upload: 256 kbps and the maximum download: 512 kbps for clients with IP connected to the router.

The solution:

1. First, you go to the menu waiting lists Then click the icon “Add”

2. Next, you must first fill in the Target Address Parameter in order for the client IP address to be restricted. The contents can be: single IP (, network IP (, multiple IP addresses (,, or you can also use interface names by pressing the small arrow button down into the appropriate stuffing box. To determine the maximum speed of the client, it is performed on the parameters of the maximum upload and download target. It can be selected from the drop-down list or typed manually using bits per second (bits per second).

Bandwidth limit with simple queue

Share bandwidth limit

In fact, apart from using it for simple bandwidth management as in the above example, we can also use Simple Queue to adjust bandwidth sharing by applying multi-level restrictions or multi-level restrictions.

sample condition:

We will setup 512 kbps bandwidth for 3 clients to use. The concept is that when all clients arrive, each client will have a minimum bandwidth of 128 kbps. If only one client accesses, the client can get up to 512 kbps of bandwidth. But if there are many clients access (not all clients), then the available bandwidth will be divided equally among the number of active clients.

The solution:

1. First we will create a parent queue. As we explained earlier, the amount of bandwidth we have can be populated in the parameters of Maximum target upload and Maximum target download.

Create a simple waiting list for parents

2. Next, we have to define the restrictions for each client by configuring the child queue. In the subqueue we fill in the parameter target address The IP address of each client. Progressing Limit at (CIR) : 128 kbps and Max (MIR) : 512 kbps. Then we move on to the total master bandwidth we created earlier. Then repeat this method on another client, and set the target address.

Create a simple master queue client

3. Finally, we do the test by downloading it from the client side or it can be used speed test.Simple queue sharing bandwidth limitation

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