SimplifyMedia and Tomato QoS??

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by spwelton, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. spwelton

    spwelton Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all! First post here in this forum, although I must admit I've been lurking! :biggrin:

    Anyways, I've got a WRT54G v2 with Tomato v1.21 on it. I've got the QoS setup going pretty good, with only one flaw so far. I use SimplifyMedia to stream MP3's from my computer and my friend's computers. Problem is this program goes out on port 443 to establish a connection, then transfers all the music over another connection on a seemingly random port in the 50000-ish area. Because this port is different every time, I can't get the QoS nailed down right and it gets filtered to lowest priority, hence making my MP3 stream "suck" to say the least. Of course, I could just change the default class to "medium" but I'd like to keep it at "lowest".

    Has anyone here got a working QoS setup for SimplifyMedia?

    Thanks in Advance :biggrin: :biggrin:
  2. spwelton

    spwelton Addicted to LI Member

  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Unless you can somehow make SimplifyMedia use a set port, then you have no option but to open a whole set of ports around 50000 and assign a class. Set either tcp or udp (unless it uses both) and then you have to see if there is a good compromise with any P2P that may also try to use port numbers in that range. It may not be perfect but you just have to do the best you can.

    Good luck!
  4. spwelton

    spwelton Addicted to LI Member

    I ended up giving up on SimplifyMedia and set up a streaming MP3 server on my linux box :biggrin:

    Works like a charm on port 80 :) :)
  5. az2008

    az2008 Addicted to LI Member

    A VOIP system I use functions similarly. I use the Dest IP address, and specify the port range between 10000 and 20000 (which is what it uses).

    It actually uses a protocol (RTP, real-time transport protocol). I could choose that instead of using IP addresses. But, I read that using QoS by protocol can add to the load of the router's CPU. The Dest IP seems easier because it's (relatively) static.

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