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nauru

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Any way to get QoS on Motorolla SBG6580?

I need QoS in order to use my internet phoneline/PAP2T.

Just looked at the stock firmware of this SBG6580 and it doesn't seem to offer any QoS options.

Is there a firmware I could switch to in order to have QoS on the SBG6580? Or do I need to just get rid of this router and replace it with something better suited to my needs? (Linksys WRT54GS with tomato, for example)

Thanks.



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With a cable modem or gateway, the ISP is in total control of the firmware; the customer has no options.

In my opinion a standard modem combined with a good quality standalone router is always a better choice than a modem/router gateway box (assuming that your ISP will allow you to do that). In this scenario, if you are renting the SBG6580 from your ISP, see if they will either replace it with a standard cable modem, or put it into bridge mode. If you own the SBG6580, you may be able to put it into bridge mode yourself, but some ISPs lock that function even for customer owned equipment, and will require you to call and have them put it into bridge mode (and some ISPs simply will not allow it). Here is a link to another thread in this forum describing how to put an SBG6580 into bridge mode: »Re: Another SGB6580 thread - helpuse as modem w/ own router but I suspect that being able to do that will be very ISP dependent.
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