Do I need to use this feature? Will it do anything towards mt internet/phone service?
Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) settings (2.4GHz b/g/n) (_)
Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) settings (5GHz a/n) (_)
Turn Internet Access QoS On (_)
Turn Bandwidth Control On (_)
Uplink bandwidth : (____) Maximum
Automatically check Internet Uplink bandwidth : (____) Kbps
QoS Settings Help
QoS is an advanced feature that you can use to prioritize some Internet applications and online gaming, and to minimize the impact when the bandwidth is busy.
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Settings
WMM (Wireless Multimedia) is a subset of the 802.11e standard. WMM allows wireless traffic to have a range of priorities, depending on the kind of data. Time-dependent information, like video or audio, has a higher priority than normal traffic. For WMM to function correctly, wireless clients must also support WMM.
Turn Internet Access QoS On
If this feature is enabled, the QoS function prioritizes Internet traffic. For applications, online gaming, an Ethernet LAN port, or a specified MAC address that already exists in the drop-down list, you can modify the priority level by clicking the Edit button. You can click the Delete button to erase the priority rule. You can also define the priority policy for each online game, application, LAN port, or the computer's MAC address by clicking the Add Priority Rule button.
To setup the total maximum uplink bandwidth by Turn Bandwidth Control On.And you can click the check button to detect current uplink bandwidth which will help you to determinate the maximum bandwidth setting.
To save or cancel changes:
Click Apply to have your changes take effect.
Click Cancel to return to the previous settings.
For Applications or Online Gaming
To set up the priority for an application or online gaming:
1. Select Applications or Online Gaming from the Priority Category lists.
2. Select the Internet application or game you want to use from one of the relevant lists.
3. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
4. You can also type the name in the QoS Policy for field for this rule.
5. Click Apply .
For an Ethernet LAN port
To set up the priority for computers connected to a LAN port:
1. Select the number of the LAN port for which you want to specify the priority level.
2. Select the priority level: Highest, High, , or Low.
3. You can also type the name in the QoS Policy for field for this rule.
4. Click Apply.
For a MAC address
To set up the priority for a specified computer through its MAC address:
1. Select the MAC address from the Priority Category list.
2. Click the Refresh button to update the list of those computers already connected to routers.
3. Select the entry's radio button in the table.
4. Modify the information in the MAC Address and Device Name fields.
5. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
6. You can also type the name in the QoS Policy for field for this rule.
7. Click the Edit button.
8. Click Apply.
To add the priority for a specified computer through its MAC address:
1. Select MAC Address from the Priority Category list.
2. Enter the MAC address of the computer for which you want to define the priority.
3. You can also enter a name in the Device Name field.
4. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
5. You can also type the name in the QoS Policy for field for this rule.
6. Click the Add button.
7. Click Apply.
To delete a service entry:
1. Select the entry's radio button in the table.
2. Click the Delete button.
3. Click the Apply button.
Well, it can affect traffic on your local(home) network. So, if you have many devices using your internet connection then you can give devices or certain types of usage priority.
So, you can give your video games' internet traffic priority over your wife's porn downloads... for example.
No, QoS isn't meant for local LAN traffic, it's meant to be used for LAN to WAN traffic.
Think of it like this: say someone in your house is downloading a big file over BitTorrent. You start up a multiplayer online game at the same time and find that the game is practically unplayable because the other person is consuming all the bandwidth with BitTorrent. Using QoS, you can prioritize the traffic being routed so that BitTorrent traffic is low priority and your game is high priority, so that the downloads can continue uninterrupted while you play your game far more smoothly since your router is giving priority to the game.
Hope that makes sense.
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There are a couple of good how-to's on QoS settings right here on DSLr. Search is your friend.
You should also know that while a good QoS setup can be invaluable to you when done properly, it can really hurt you if done poorly.
Exercise caution, and do your homework thoroughly first.
FWIW, my QoS setup is rather simple. I use voip exclusively, no land line, so I have my QoS set up to prioritize voip packets at all times and reserved a minimum 100k for voip. I also have torrent traffic at a lower priority than everything else, so that downloading an ISO does not interfere with any other traffic. This simple setup has served me well. Both Tomato and OpenWRT firmware have provided simple interfaces for easily configuring QoS.
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