reply to Merry
Re: Cisco router advice EdgeMark I'll give you a few mintues alone with Google.
They are made for and marketed exclusively for service providers. The end-user has zero avenues for support, documentation, or software -- it all has to go through the ISP. As a result (i.e. due to only the ISP engineers who had no say at all in their selection, and are banned from speaking in public), They. Completely. F***ing. Suck. Megapath threw one at us for a T1; the result was a 1Mbps T1. Remove that junk and it works at full speed. (the previous SpeakEasy Samsung router was perfect, but megasuck forced us to replace it.)
For it to do any QoS, it has to be in-line, or totally in control of your connection.