What could cause QOS to not take effect?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by RegisteredUser, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. RegisteredUser

    RegisteredUser Networkin' Nut Member

    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?
  2. michse

    michse Addicted to LI Member


    QOS works between LAN and WAN, not within LAN. QOS works primeraly at outgoing traffic and indirect on incomming (priorize ACK-packets or so). Maybee this helps to understand.

  3. RegisteredUser

    RegisteredUser Networkin' Nut Member

    Hallo und danke,
    With my original firmware I could prioritize my PC to have Highest priority, the original firmware didn't have port settings or anything. When I set my PC to have Highest priority it gave me highest priority and the performance was noticeable.

    Now with Tomato, I set my machine to have highest priority over all ports but it doesn't give me highest priority, even in the detailed view I never get highest priority on this machine. Similarly if I set this machine for the lowest class possible it never shows up in the log as getting the lowest priority. :confused:

    I understand what QOS can and cannot regulate, I just don't understand why it isn't doing it :)
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Please post your QOS basic and detailed pages, and we'll try to help.
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