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TOMATO QOS How To Please...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ne0b0rn, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. ne0b0rn

    ne0b0rn Network Guru Member

    Hey Guys,

    I have been using the Hyperwrt Thibor 15c for a long time with no problems, so now I have been attempting to setup Tomato correctly for my new needs. My order of prioritization is as follows:

    1. VOIP

    2. Browsing

    3. Torrents

    I would like to have my torrents as fast as possible all the time until I need to use the phone and have Tomato ( QOS ) kick down the torrents to low priority etc. Also would like Tomato to do this to the torrents when I need to browse the net.

    Please can you help give suggests on what to setup and how?

    Much love & thanks

  2. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    Keep the QoS settings like they are as default, but add a rule for VOIP. At least thats what I would do. :)
  3. JensG

    JensG Network Guru Member

    As suggested in #2,- but also remove the mark in "Prioritize ACK".

    I have made a rule that sets my ATA's MAC address highest.
  4. Banzai27

    Banzai27 LI Guru Member

    remove the mark in "Prioritize ACK"??

    Why would this be good for VOIP traffic?

    I have tried to remove this check mark with Thibor15c and it didn't seem to change much so i'm curious.

    What I have found is MAC priority seems to work better if you add the PC's MAC's(medium) from your network too and not just the VOIP/ata box's MAC.

    fwiw..My only problem with VOIP is about 1 out of 25 inbound calls has choppy inbound voice, but outbound is fine even with nothing else running. I have had no problems running 2pcs surfing web, Xbox Kai for Halo2 and some torrents running yet the calls seem fine even with all this going on. My only problem is usually when the network is not being used. Strange I know.
    Also, my Qos is set to Manual with 385kb/ with ~410kb test speed,,I realize this is for Thibor, but I hope it helps someone.
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I don't have voip, but the basic setup (out of the box) will allow max torrents until you surf... the surfing activity will bump the torrents. All you need to do is add a new rule wich is highest priorty for the mac of your voip unit. The other I have done is limit utorrents upload amount.
  6. JensG

    JensG Network Guru Member

    If ACK's are priotized they will take outgoing bandwidth when downloading TCP. But how much effect it has on the VOIP quality I guess depends on how much outgoing bandtwidth is available. I only have 256kb outgoing, and the voice got chppped a little if ACK had priority and I downloaded TCP.

    And I guess that if ingoing QOS throws away TCP packets there will be sent even more ACK packets, because the packet size will be decreased.
  7. ne0b0rn

    ne0b0rn Network Guru Member

    Ok then so um anyone know how to set the QOS back to the defaults without starting from scratch?

    *DigitalGeek* can you take a screenshot and send it to me or post it here? please?
  8. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member


    Here you go... if want somemore help just PM me


    Don't forget to move the QOS entry to the top of the list...
  9. ne0b0rn

    ne0b0rn Network Guru Member

    can you screenshot me the um basic qos settings page? & ty for all your help ( and guys )
  10. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member


    Yes I have the Prioritize ACK enabled... I haven't had any problems, so I'll leave it for know.
  11. ne0b0rn

    ne0b0rn Network Guru Member

    What about teh inbound limit :) please n thank you
  12. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    with all "classes" set to none, the limit is ignored.

    (I have a 5 meg/800k service, so I set the outbound and left the inbound alone.)

    If you want more control use the qos/firewall program... http://www.fwbuilder.org/
  13. ne0b0rn

    ne0b0rn Network Guru Member

    Can you explain what should be set for each Highest, High, etc from to i.e.

    Why do set your highest to go from 80% to 100% and not 1% to 100%?

    Can you explain how the QOS works in that aspect as I don't understand it.


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