WRT54G Broadband Management Question

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by tekworm, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. tekworm

    tekworm Guest

    Hi, I got the WRT546 three days ago, along with Verizon DSL (1500/384), and am having a problem. I have my computer hooked up to the WRT54G, and another computer upstairs, connected via Wireless. My problem is, when I am gaming on my computer, which I am a lot, my pings jump significantly when someone is web browsing upstairs. I have firmware Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv and I set up broadband management enabled with the upstairs computer under using

    Low Priority Source Netmasks: and
    Low Priority Destination Netmasks:

    Someone recommended this setup, and I used it, despite the fact that I don't know what the /32 at the end of the IP actually does. Once I did this, I did a speed test (after rebooting my computer), and they were around 900kbit down, compared to the usual 1500+ I get when Broadband Management is disabled. I immediately disabled to speed test again, and as I suspected, it was up around 1500+ again. I also set the Downlink/Uplink to 1200/307 (20% lower than my actual speeds), as was recommended. I am not sure why my speed goes down on my connection. Also, would this be the correct setup to prioritize my computer over the wireless PC I have setup upstairs? Should the IP addresses be as I set them up, and should I put ports in Low Priority Source/Destination boxes, because as of now they're empty? Any help or info on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to QoS, networking..stuff like that. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me out.
  2. FDM80

    FDM80 Network Guru Member

    Instead of using 20% less then the original, I use 10% less than the original (aka 90%). I get better results with those numbers.

    As for the /32 that has to do with netmasks
    /32 = 1 IP
    /31 = 2 IP's
    /30 = 4 IP's
    /29 = 8 IP's
    /28 = 16 IP's
    /27 = 32 IP's
    you should be able to see the pattern of numbers. Pretty much 2^x would be "" to ""
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