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Tomato work in AP mode( WAN disabled ), the QoS won't be effective any more. Is that true? Why?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bingjiw, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    It seems when Tomato work in AP mode( WAN disabled ), the QoS won't be effective any more. (I have a m0n0wall run in the LAN as DHCP server and router and NAT.) Is that true? Why?

    Thanks
    Bingji
     
  2. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    As far as I know QOS is only designed to work on the WAN interface. LAN traffic isn't goverend by QOS rules at all, ever.
     
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    QoS is designed to prioritize packets going through a network bottleneck. The bottleneck in an asymmetric broadband connection is LAN-to-WAN. When you use the WRT as an access point, it's "extending" the LAN and is no longer the bottleneck.
     
  4. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    use pfSense or m0n0wall to do the QoS work that Tomato cannot do in AP mode

    So I am planing to use pfSense or m0n0wall to do the QoS work that Tomato cannot do in AP mode.

    But I am not sure whether the QoS in pfSense is as good as Tomato's.

    Anyone has used pfSense's QoS?

    Thanks
    Bingji
     
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    The QoS works on a routed junction, like LAN-WAN. Normally, the wireless and wired LAN ports are bridged, i.e. they are a "no junction" for network traffic. However, if you want to get fancy, you could break the wired/wireless bridge, and route between them, and then apply QoS to this junction.

    I would think that it would take some pretty involved mods/scripts on Tomato to do this, so it's probably not for the "general user".... ;)
     
  6. crashnburn

    crashnburn LI Guru Member

    Would there be a need for INTERNAL QoS if I was to build a HOME MEDIA NETWORK with Media Server and Media Stream Players (that played HiDef). E.g. DVD ISOs and / or H.264 from 720p / 1080p media streaming over the Gigabit Wire to a Player such as XBMC, Pop Corn Hour, PS3?

    Is internal QoS at all manageable i.e. within a LAN?
     

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