I have a Netgear 3500L flashed to tomato-K26USB-1.28.7481.1MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-Ext. I decided to switch from DD-WRT kong mod to TomatoUSB for the QoS features. I am trying to optimize gaming on my home network. I have been adjusting the default rules so they work better for my setup. I am very new to all this. I have read through the QoS guide already. What I would like to know is are there certain rules that should should not be changed, or every network should include? If so what is a good starting point? This is something I was not able to locate in the guide. I think this would make QoS less confusing for people that are just starting out.
The main problem I am having is with my Xbox 360 and Netflix. I have tried a few different things, but I am still having problems. I started by port forwarding all the proper ports. The first attempt I just setup a L7 filter for Xbox live in with my other rules. Then, my son tried to use Netflix which alerted me to the problem. When he selected the movie and it said detecting picture quality the quality was only one bar. Also, it took a very long time for the movie to start playing. Some of them would not play at all. However, there was a select few that had higher picture quality with no problems, but this was only a few. I know that Netflix uses port 80 and 443. Therefore, my next step was to try to setup a QoS rule using those ports, and setting it to the media classification. This didn't seam to work out very good either. I think it was due to the fact that there where other random ports being used that where being sent to the bulk/P2P classification. However, like I said I am new to this and not sure. My next plan was to just prioritize the Xbox 360 by MAC address. However, what I am concerned about is if I do this and set it to VOIP/Game it will more than likes hog all the bandwidth allotted for VOIP/Game. Then, the games that I have setup QoS for on my desktop computer will have nothing to work with. Please let me know what I should do for this.
There is another question I have that doesn't have anything to do with QoS. I figured I would just add it to this thread instead of making a new one. In DD-WRT I found a command/code or whatever the proper term is to access my modem that is in bridge mode. I have seen some topics around the web on how to do this in Tomato, but I have failed to get any of them working. I have my router using 192.168.1.1 and my modem using 192.168.0.1. I would like to be able to access the modem on 192.168.0.2. Could someone please provide me with the proper way to do that, and where to stick the command/code? Thank you greatly for taking the time to read this, and for your help.
Edit - I am reading that Netflix can do HD streaming on a 3mb connection. I have a DSL connection that produces consistent speeds of 6700kbps/730kbps. Can I setup the Xbox 360 in bandwidth limiter to use a DL rate of 1500, DL Ceil 3000, UL Rate 128, UL Ceil of 256, and a priority of High? Will this solve the gaming and Netflix issue on the Xbox? Then I can use QoS for the other computers?