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# 177272 28-Jul-2015 14:22
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I really need to allocate bandwidth to our MANY devices for gaming and streaming. I used the QoS feature with my fibre modem, but after moving I am now on cable. I can seem to find any similar feature on the Technicolor TC7210d. Can anybody suggest something? Can i buya new modem that will work with cable?

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  # 1353441 28-Jul-2015 14:26
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Did you have the HG659? You can use the HG659 as a wireless AP and use same features



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  # 1353444 28-Jul-2015 14:29
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I think I do yes, but I have never used anything but the supplied modem. I'm not fimilar with using access points or routers etc, can you point me in the right direct?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1353445 28-Jul-2015 14:30
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What sort of QoS are you trying to do? With so much upstream I can't see any reason it'd be needed as you're unlikely to saturate it.





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  # 1353461 28-Jul-2015 14:45
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Back when I was on fibre (100/50) my wife would be streaming netflix and I would be online gaming. I would notice I lagged a lot when she was streaming. I set up the QoS feature on the Asus and allocated enough to the roku to stream in full HD and give the rest to whatever device I was using (Xbox One, PS4, PC etc). I saw a immediate improvement. Are you saying with 100/10mb I should not be noticing this?

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  # 1353465 28-Jul-2015 14:48
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I'm just really surprised you could be seeing any difference on a 100/50 connection. QoS can really only control upstream, not downstream anyway as you don't really have any ability to control the order packets are sent to your connection. Some routers may make it look like they're performing QoS on downstream but it's not really something that can realy happen unless they're simply queueing packets or limiting TCP on the upstream to artificially limit downstream.

Proper QoS also shouldn't take effect unless saturation occurs, which is different from things like DSCP and 802.1p which would queue packets under normal circumstances.



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  # 1353488 28-Jul-2015 15:19
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maybe a placebo effect on my behalf? I will give it some time, only got switched on today. Did notice the NZ steam download servers and not even reaching 1mbps but when I switch to Aus I'm speeding away at 12mbps!

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  # 1354382 29-Jul-2015 13:22
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Scotty1986: I think I do yes, but I have never used anything but the supplied modem. I'm not fimilar with using access points or routers etc, can you point me in the right direct?


What's the make and model of your old modem that you configured as suited you? Do you have it still?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1354978 30-Jul-2015 00:04
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It is a Asus rt-n56u and yes I still have it.

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  # 1355045 30-Jul-2015 09:07
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Scotty1986: It is a Asus rt-n56u and yes I still have it.


Cool. You could plug that straight into the modem and then connect your computers to the Asus if you're happy with double natting.

Alternately if you want to use the Asus as a wireless access point connected to your modem you'll need to change the static IP for the asus (it's currently set to 192.168.1.1, same as the modem, so change the Asus to 192.168.1.200 or something similar out of the way of the DHCP pool on the primary modem), and then disable dhcp on the asus, details on page 36 of the user guide http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-N56U/E7822_RT_N56U_Manual_English.pdf

I'm sure some of the others here will point out how/if I'm wrong and what can be done better. :) To be fair I don't know if this will allow the Asus to manage the QoS still and double natting could make stuff worse. I expect you might potentially need to wait until the next firmware update which I gather will allow for more flexibility with this sort of thing.

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  # 1355067 30-Jul-2015 09:28
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Scotty1986: maybe a placebo effect on my behalf? I will give it some time, only got switched on today. Did notice the NZ steam download servers and not even reaching 1mbps but when I switch to Aus I'm speeding away at 12mbps!


Yeap the NZ steam server is useless, I'm on Snap and find the same thing. Much quicker to the NSW server. 

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