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Could you critique my QOS settings please

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by mr_magicfingers, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. mr_magicfingers

    mr_magicfingers Network Guru Member

    Hi all, I bought the WRT54G v2.2 and installed DD-WRT primarily to control QOS better so that I can use voip/skype without having to stop/start other programs on my networked computers, but it's not working as well as I'd heard others report it.

    My system is as follows:

    Sipura spa2000 on port 1
    Mac G4 on port 2, which is my server and generally used for backups, some torrents, music and movie library etc.
    Mac powerbook, normally wired to port 3, but occasionally wireless (802.11b)
    Mac powerbook, wireless (802.11g)

    My DSL connection is 512Mb

    I've set the QOS settings as below


    Uplink kbps 256 Dnlink kbps 440

    Services Priority

    SIP and skype as Premium
    HTTP and POP3 as Express
    bittorrent and edonkey as Bulk

    Haven't set netmask or Mac priority

    Port 1 (sipura) premium
    Ports 2,3,4 standard.

    Questions:

    Should I set the sipura mac address in the mac priority as well as in the port priority and services priority?

    I find that with downloads running, I still get broken voip conversations. Should this setup give the sipura priority over everything else?

    Should web browsing take priority over the downloads in this setup?

    Any other suggestions on this gratefully received as I'm just starting to learn about QOS.

    Cheers,

    Justin.
     
  2. Toril

    Toril Network Guru Member

    512mb? WOW! Ok, I know you meant kbit.

    I have an 8m down and 512k up link and my voip is flawless.

    I set my uplink for 448, left downlink alone (you may want to set it at 440-448) ... set SIP for premium, and ssh for express. Then added the MAC address of the device as premium.

    That's it! Works great. Of course, I'm using Alchemy 1.0 ...
     

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