said by rocca: said by taytong888:
Last night I flashed my Netgear router to run on a recent version of DD-WRT firmware and enabled QOS to give VOIP a "premium" or maximum bandwidth. I suspect this may have something to do with poor results tonight. Here are the speedtest.net results AFTER I disabled QOS feature, at the same time Outpost Free firewall suite is still being suspended:
I think for now I will disable QOS in the router as long as the quality of VOIP phone conversations is not affected.
Thanks for the followup. I seem to recall someone else having this exact problem with DD-WRT a week or two back in the Start forum (can't seem to find the reference now), but same thing: slower speeds, then went direct to modem and no problem. If I recall, they did the same thing and ended up disabling QoS.
This same scenario happened to me (though I don't think that I posted about it at the time).
It was during the period that some folks were reporting faster than expected speeds in Cogeco-Land on START, as Start was testing these on exisiting accounts, prior to offering them officially, as well as to give a bit of a bonus to those of us who had had to 'tolerate' 16/1 service (instead of 20/1.5) earlier on for a while.
I did not notice this speed increase at first, but after troubleshooting and brainstorming, I turned off my QoS in Tomato in my router, and immediately I experienced a major improvement.
I too have left QoS disabled for now, manage p2p manually within the apps, and my VoIP seems reasonable so far.