pfSense - more
The next Wizard screen is Network Games, which can be used to raise the priority of various games (Figure 7). You don't set a bandwidth on this screen; just check off the games that you want to prioritize.
Figure 7: Traffic Shaping Wizard - Gaming
The final Wizard Raise or Lower Other Applications screen is self descriptive (Figure 8). The larger image shows all the applications, each of which can have its priority simply raised or lowered.
Figure 8: Traffic Shaping Wizard - Other Applications
After you finish the Wizard, the rules and queues are created and you can go exploring to see how things were set up. If you muck things up, you just run the Wizard again; you'll find that it remembers your previous selections.
To see whether pfSense really could crank down the bandwidth used by BitTorrent, I installed BitTorrent 6.1 on one of my systems, chose a Linux distro with plenty of seeds and started a download. You can see the bandwidth before and after I kicked in the P2P bandwidth shaping in Figure 9.
Figure 9: Traffic Shaping Wizard - Other Applications
When I reset the States (and broke all the Torrents) it took awhile for the BitTorrent client to re-establish the downloads. This is reflected in the slow ramp back up to the new 100 Kbps download cap.