Hi there. I am using Tomato Firmware v1.28.7499 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 VPN. Although the QOS looks great and lots of options I am finding it difficult to figure out how to implement my simple setup. I simply want to configure my 2 VOIP adapters to have priority. Is there a way to do this? By IP address perhaps?
Date: 02 Jan 2013 14:42
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For VOIP there should be some samples in the QoS classification section where you define the priority of the ports. Depending on your provider there are SIP ports usually ports 5060-5063. You will have to check your adapter to make sure those are setup.
Basically you are looking for something as follows:
Dst Port: 5060-5063
Also make sure you have properly configured the basic QoS by doing speed test measurements. Personally I only do QoS on outbound because that is the only thing we have real control over. Inbound does not really do much in terms of control as that is what is coming from the ISP. Anyways hope that helps.
This is how the myths and rumors are started for inbound QoS.
No, you will not be able to read marked traffic coming from your ISP (unless that is the type of QoS you're running and you pay for the services), but that is not the only way QoS is done.
On home networks with these home routers, QoS is done simply by limiting connections to a certain amount so that certain classes of traffic are limited in bandwidth. It is made possible by the basic functionality of TCP/IP. You do not need marked packets to limit bandwidth in either direction. If you want the equipment at the OTHER side of your route to also classify your traffic the way you want, that is where marking will be used.
I know I'm resurrecting an old thread, but I wanted to at least try to clear up the misinformation regarding inbound QoS for home use. It CAN be done and it works very well. Whether you need to put it in place or not, that is up to you and how much bandwidth you have at your disposal. Even though my VoIP uses ~40kbps inbound, I still have it in place just in case Netflix, online gaming, web browsing, or torrenting try to saturate the link. I know my VoIP will always have ~100kbps at its disposal without having to fight for it.
Just to add to that, a very informative article can be found right here on this site by going to Tutorials, Using Tomato's QOS System. I particularly like the section under Router "QOS"
Take what "Guest" say here with a grain of salt. Some anonymous user can just become a self-declared and self-important QoS expert all of a sudden.
the first poster is spreading misinformation about how effective QOS can be in controlling incoming traffic