RV016 Bandwidth Management?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by crackers8199, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. crackers8199

    crackers8199 LI Guru Member

    The tutorial listed here:


    ...seems to indicate a different menu structure from that which is listed in the manual that I downloaded from the Linksys website (that manual does not show bandwidth management at all). I am considering picking up a RV016 for our small business, but I absolutely NEED the feature as it is described on this site, not in the manual.

    Can anyone tell me for sure that the way it is described in the tutorial is the way the router actually is, not the way it is in the manual? If not, how can I enable it so that it functions as it does in the tutorial?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    this is probably due to a newer firmware than the manual shows. it is in the new firmware as long as you have it set to Dual WAN afaik.
  3. crackers8199

    crackers8199 LI Guru Member

    What if it's not on Dual WAN? I don't believe we'll be using two connections to start off (that's further down the road), but I still need to be able to prioritize ports like that for our VoIP system...
  4. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    Linksys sometimes have user guides posted that are not up-to-date. I have found the bandwidth management feature present on any of RV042, RV082, and RV016 with the latest firmware.
  5. crackers8199

    crackers8199 LI Guru Member

    Will it still be there and usable if I only have one WAN connected?
  6. crackers8199

    crackers8199 LI Guru Member

    BUMP...anyone know if the bandwidth management featue still works when only one WAN is connected?
  7. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I have no specific knowledge of the RV016, but based on what I see in my RV082, I have no reason to believe that the bandwidth management wouldn't work with only one WAN in use.

    The bandwidth management feature is not just focused on regulating the use of the bandwidth between two WANs as is the Dual-Wan load balancing feature, but will operate on only one WAN. Frankly I don't even know how well it works if you try to regulate the use of bandwidth through two WANs as I've only used it to regulate the bandwidth used by several devices through just one of my WANs.
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it will work. you still have to set the type of connection to Dual wan however. when you then setup bandwidth management you will then assign management to WAN1 only. simple really.

    now....... whats stopping you now from buying it:)
  9. sterner

    sterner LI Guru Member

    You cannot have less than 2 WAN ports enabled (there are 2 dedicated WAN ports), so by default bandwidth management is always enabled, just depends on how you want to utilize it (rate control or priority). Rate control being the most flexible as you can specify the min and max bandwith, whereas with priority you just have high or low.
  10. flipmstr2

    flipmstr2 Guest

    Similar question here.
    I have a customer with 1 of these at 2 sites. They are both on DSL (about 600 up and down). They are using VPN to run a set of IP phones at one end. Initially, no mannagement was set up other than VPN. However, now when someone goes on YOUTUBE (or anything else that uses a lot of bandwidth) a lot of static and popping occurs on any active calls.

    I set up a range of IP addresses to get 400-500 KBS up and down through WAN1 (IP phones) and a range of everything else for100- 200 KBS up and down. Saved, reset. NO difference.
    So I wiped that and went with a range of UDP ports for RTP that the phones use and set to High. port 80 and 8080 to low. saved, reset. no difference.
    I don't suppose that these routers are capable of diffServe or ToS? I wasn't able to find anything on them.
    Any suggestions?
  11. firegate

    firegate LI Guru Member

    you could look for the BW management unders setup menue ==>then forwarding and then you will find service management and just follow the tutorial
    i wish it could help
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