Request assistance - Vonage QoS settings with Tomato 1.19

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Gewehr98, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    Howdy, folks!

    I have my Vonage VOIP service running through a LAN port on my WRT54G v1.0, with Tomato v1.19 installed on the latter.

    Recently, I've been using the Google Gmail modification, which basically maps the 7 gig or so of your Gmail account as a virtual hard drive on a local computer. When uploading pictures and documents to my Gmail drive, my Vonage voice call quality suffers. Obviously, I'm hogging upload bandwidth from the Vonage voice connection, but I'm somewhat lost in what I have to do to set the QoS priority so that Vonage takes the top of the bandwidth heap, with Gmail and/or other uploads getting relegated to a lower priority.

    Can I do so via simply setting the LAN port priorities in Tomato, or via the MAC address of the Motorola Voice Modem? Or should I approach it via other settings in Tomato?

    Thanks for any help you experts can help this novice Tomato user. I'm tickled pink with the firmware so far, 40 days with no WRT54G reboots - which I know isn't really a record, but compared to the stock Linksys firmware and my now-discarded WRT54G v5.0, it's the difference between night and day. :biggrin:
  2. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I'd been wanting to use Tomato for some time but my router didn't support it. Then I switched to Vonage and QoS was the must-have killer app. Torrents were killing my phone calls.

    1. Run an Internet speed test from somewhere like
    2. Click Enable QoS under QoS - Basic Settings.
    3. Put 90% of your upload value in the Max Bandwidth box also under QoS - Basic Settings. It's best to run this test several times over a period of several days at different times of the day to get a good average.
    4. Under QoS - Classification create a rule for your Vonage adapter. I set Src MAC for my Vonage adapter to the Highest class. You could use an IP address if it's configured statically - that's all up to you.
    I think that's it! Perfect VoIP calls regardless of your Internet traffic.
  3. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    Looks like that did it!

    Phone calls are loud and clear, regardless of what other packets are moving through the cable modem. Thanks!

  4. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Nice, innit?
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