I understand what QOS does, it is a prioritizing system for incoming and outgoing traffic which regulates the data-flow within the set boundaries of the main data-feed (ISP) rules and governs packet control within the local network. Someone wrote up a very technical and lengthy post on this and I really don't understand why, the concept of QOS is really not that complex at all. My question is, what would cause my settings to not take effect? I ask this because I set a QOS rule to allow highest priority to one machine in the network on all protocols regardless of data-size transferred. When I saved I noticed no change in my machine's priority over others in the network. To test this in reverse I lowered the priority of this machine to 1% - 1% and 1% in all incoming and outgoing traffic, I pressed save and I still was getting 100% data-rate on this machine. I have tried classifying it by IP and by MAC address but it hasn't worked. also how do i set a default option on this forum to subscribe by default?