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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:14 am    Post subject: What is QoS Reply with quote Back to top

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I have been reading here about QoS. Can anyone tell me what is it and how does it apply to Vonage??
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It means Quality of Service. It is a setting that is included in most new high end routers as well as Vonage combo router/adapter units. Basically, it lets you set an order of priority for the devices on your network. When using Voip it allows you to ensure that the voice packets get out before other data packets on your network. So it helps to provide quality phone calls while other computers/equipment are using your internet connection at the same time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

tglea is correct, though there are actually two definitions of QoS.

http://vonage.nmhoy.net/qos.html expands on tglea's excellent description of QoS.

In addition, QoS is a measure of consistency of service for an Internet connection. If you get 100 mbit one second, and 40 mbit another second, your Internet connection is wonderfully fast but horribly inconsistent.

So, it can be a measure of the consistency of your connection, or a method used to prioritize network traffic.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

if you're a power-user, may I recommend a linux based router called brazil firewall. take an old pentium 100mhz or something and clean it up. put 2 network cards in it, one for your cable or dsl modem and one for your network, then install brazil firewall from a bootable cd. it guides you step by step, then your router is online.

I always install my favorite addons and set up custom QoS settings, as well as a true DMZ for my servers. (demilitarized zone is a layer inside the firewall, not port forwarding) I've noticed a *HUGE* difference with this setup. I have my Vonage router's wan port connected to my network "behind" the brazilfw router. I don't have anything connected into the network ports of the Vonage router. this part is key in why my Voip is so stable. I have only had one single lockup where I had to reboot the Vonage router in the whole last year, and I can be downloading multiple things at once on my computer without the Voip breaking up.

here is a little bit more of an advanced feature that I like using. I used to have a port forward set up in the router for vnc, so I can access my home computer while I'm at work. it has been hacked into once in the past... now, instead of a port forward, I use putty to connect to my brazilfw router from work and tunnel into my network over an encrypted connection and connect vnc over that. sounds complicated, but it's pretty simple to do with just a little basic understanding of how the internet works.

amazingly powerful stuff, and it's 100% free and legal. gotta love linux
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

simple soluction for some Linksys routers: Thibor15c 3rd party firmware. excellent voice packet QOS. Simeple setup
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