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what do I need?......

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by aeonwings, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. aeonwings

    aeonwings LI Guru Member

    what do I need to add in QoS function so I can have a smooth browsing experience and dl files from file servers(rapidshare, megaupload)? I currently have "http" set on high, "bittorrent" set on medium. Do I need to add "DNS" set on high or "ftp" set as well? I'm new at these things. Sorry if this seems like a newbie questions but I am a newbie.
     
  2. Helgman

    Helgman LI Guru Member

    I'm new to this two, but unless you don't have your own DNS-server (on the LAN) you shouldn't need to change the settings for DNS as it's not a very traffic intense service.
     
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    QoS, unfortunately, probably will not be able to help you with downloading. QoS (for a home Internet connection) is effective for uploading only. Here is a more detailed explanation of QoS, what it can do, and what it cannot:

    http://vonage.nmhoy.net/qos.html

    Your best bet is to get a downloading client that allows you to throttle your download speed, thereby "reserving" bandwidth for your other applications.

    You can also get DD-WRT or Tomato, both of which are capable of a limited throttling function. It may help a bit, but the most effective throttling would come from your download application itself.
     
  4. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Throttling download speeds will only partial improve performance. having a good QOS to manage upstream and prioritize bittorrent and other P2P in the lowest category, and placing all other activities in medium and high categorys will ensure the "best" P2P experience without compromising web surfing or voip activities. Tomato and DD-Wrt are very good at performing these funtions "out of the box". Using a good client (like uTorrent or similar) will automaticaly step back the downloading speed to release bandwidth for other actitivities.
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

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