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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Seeking suggestions for best use of QoS Reply with quote Back to top

I am about to get started with Vonage and have questions about QoS and which router to use that will give the best performance. I read a thread that recommended a firmware upgrade for the Linksys WRT54G router that is written by Sveasoft. I'd like to hear from someone who has comments or experience with this firmware? Or, is there a better way to achieve "land line" quality using DSL/Cable with Vonage? We plan to have 4 to 6 lines in use over the same broadband connection, plus general internet usage. Right now using the Vonage Voip test, our broadband is rated to handle up to 6 lines.

Also, how do I properly setup QoS to have the max effect? Specifically, what do I need to have the setting at?

http://www.sveasoft.com/content/view/3/1/

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

sounds like you've seen aspectec's posts, so I'll give you my opinion.
the stock firmware (3.03.6) for the wrt54g works great, including qos. I haven't used alchemy, but I have used talisman which is supposed to be better...all I have to say is, if they make you pay for talisman and give away alchemy (sort of anyway) then alchemy must be absolute crap because talisman is crap. I do like certain features of talisman (dhcp ip assignment) and it has some advanced features that I don't personally need, but some may find useful. I don't like its qos, but that's not to say it doesn't work.
qos is router dependent. the answer is different for the rt31p2, the wrt54g, any other router, and the firmware you're using.
the wrt54g with stock firmware is extremely easy and basically does the work for you, whereas the rt31p2 qos is extremely vague and no one understands it. somebody said keep it at 80-90% of your real world upload bandwidth, but it was never proved to be right (however that is what you put in for the wrt54g stock firmware, so it may be correct)
trial and error is what it comes down to. and if you would specify your network setup it would eliminate 2 of 3 explanations.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So if I understand you correctly, you are saying that the firmware shipped with the WRT54GP2 now has QoS in it?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I didn't say anything about the wrt54gp2, but yes, it has the same type of qos the rt31p2 does (the hard to understand kind)

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ok - I just looked at the setup instructions for "Quality of Service (QoS) functionality with the WRT54G was added with firmware version 2.03.4" - from the Linksys KB. Do I just choose to enable it and it will take care of everything I need related to having clear Vonage service? Or do I have to do anything with the setting for: Application-based; Port-based; or MAC address-based?

I appreciate your help with this. I'm a bit challanged when it gets into ports etc.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

wrt54g != wrt54gp2
you know that right?
in the case of the wrt54g, you put either your allotted upload bandwidth or you can set it to auto and it will handle it itself. I use device priority (which is mac address based) and is highest in the hierarchy if I'm not mistaken (in other words, if I set my computer which is on port 2 to high priority under Ethernet Port Priority, the device priority which is where I list my Vonage rt31p2 will override port 2 priority)

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry - I forgot to mention I switched my search to the WRT54G. Thanks for your help and I will tweak those settings once I get the equipment installed later today.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking suggestions for best use of QoS Reply with quote Back to top

superrep1 wrote:
We plan to have 4 to 6 lines in use over the same broadband connection, plus general internet usage. Right now using the Vonage Voip test, our broadband is rated to handle up to 6 lines.

If your end game is to have 4-6 lines that implies 2-3 RT31P2's or PAP2's at least. This, in turn, implies a pretty sophisticated router at the head-end of your local network if you want to really get control of QoS as well as your other local network traffic. I am not familiar enought with the Linksys products to comment whether they are up to the task or not.

This probably is not helpful at all but I use a Linux box as my head-end router and have very good fine-grained control over things there. I use Hierarchical Token Buckets as part of the traffic control mechanism (QoS) for my voice traffic. Even at that and with my bandwidth saver ratcheted down to 50kbps I don't think I could reliably get more than three lines going in my house. The ultimate limiting factor is a combination of raw bandwidth (uplink) AND jitter/packet delay/packet loss.

Try testyourvoip.com for more insight into how voip-worthy your network connection is.

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