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Topic # 72515 27-Nov-2010 21:13 Send private message

My current setup just is not coping i have
thomson 585v7 -
switch - 3 computers
also off the switch is a belkin wireless g running as a wireless access point to ps3 1 computer and a laptop

I am going to run cables to the ps3 and 1 of the computers. The laptop will still be wireless.

The problem is the lag is far to much load for the thomson to handle. Most computers are just used for gaming  youtube downloading  

I have been looking around for a better way to set things up. I need QoS for gaming. untangle or pfsence is an option also changing the modem to the tplink td-8840 in half bridge.
Is there a better way?

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  Reply # 413187 5-Dec-2010 22:15 Send private message

You need QoS because other computers are downloading while you are gaming? pfSense is quite good if you need a machine to QoS the upstream traffic, but you might be able to run the thompson in half-bridge as well. The thompson probably doesnt cause latency as such, but flooding the connection with different types of traffic would cause heaps of jitter with realtime gaming traffic.

You might be able to setup the thompson to shape upstream traffic with a "Type of Service" system like PRIOWRR that doesnt load the router's CPU, and set priorities for ToS classes that match DiffServ headers used by your game. I use that to ensure VoIP works during downloads, seems ok. Rate limiting just overloaded my cheap router, so everything went laggy and horrible. I found a status screen that showed which ToS classes had been filtered/prioritised, and experimented with that to decide how to setup ToS classes.




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  Reply # 413490 6-Dec-2010 14:21 Send private message

The Thomson can be configured in half bridge or PPTP via console/terminal if you're up for it.

For the router/gateway you have various options:
TomatoUSB running on Asus RT-N16, Gargoyle Router on ?? and pfsense on a spare PC with 2 network ports (one for WAN, one for LAN) would be on my short list.

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  Reply # 413671 6-Dec-2010 19:08 Send private message

If you want easy get the Asus as mentioned, if you want a project where you might learn something new have a play with pfSense or something similar. You'll be surprise what M0n0wall or pfSense will run on, doesn't necessarily need to be a full ATX computer.



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  Reply # 414028 7-Dec-2010 14:09 Send private message

Yea i got and old p3 800 sitting here just need an old hard drive and another network card.
I will try with the thomson first see how things go.
Yea when PS3 and a pc online gaming at the same time it laggs but when the mrs used youtube its not possible to do anything else. BTW i only have ADSL not ADSL2+ yet and live in chch its amazing how far behind the times we still are here.

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  Reply # 416011 11-Dec-2010 23:53 Send private message

Im in ChCh and 17mbit



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  Reply # 417771 15-Dec-2010 17:27 Send private message

Yea the sumner exchange is getting upgraded june next year

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