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Topic # 12420 16-Mar-2007 11:08
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I have just been provisioned with VFX (yesterday). Sound quality seems quite good although a friend that called my wife asked were she was as it sounded "hollow". That was without the caller having any idea that she was connected to the IP phone line. I am happy so far though as I expected a slight drop in voice quality and the features it offers leave Telstra’s voice services in the dust. At last the message light on our phone works!!. Cool

So my question with the hardware and broadband plan I have and the sometimes large downloads I do is it worth setting up QoS? And if so is there a guide somewhere on what to set for VFX?

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Telstra HighSpeed 20G 4 Mbps downstream / 2 Mbps upstream cable internet (Wainui, Wellington)
Linksys WRT54GL router running Tomato firmware
Linksys PAP2T

I do download large files and at times use bittorrent.








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  Reply # 63934 16-Mar-2007 11:48
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It's definately worth enabling QoS. I haven't tried the tomato firmware so can't comment on how well it works but I know both DD-WRT and Sveasoft have great QoS support. QoS probably won't stop the "hollow" sound but will definately stop jitter and broken audio if you're downloading large files and trying to use the phone at the same time and getting close to your maximum downstream or upstream bandwidth.




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  Reply # 63936 16-Mar-2007 12:03
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Have been having a look this morning and the DD-WRT with VOIP looks interesting. Is it any good with VFX do you know?







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