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Hi, first of thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

I wish to setup qos on my router and i am pretty much out of my depth. I'm usually quite tech savvy but when it comes to anything to do with networking im usually left stumped.

There is one simple rule i want to add to the router: all internet traffic that goes through Ethernet port 1 gets priority over port 2 (or all other ports). I'm fairly certain my router supports this but looking at the options in the config and reading through the manufacturers poor excuse of a manual i dont even know where to start.

The router in question is an edimax ar-7284wna, not sure if it will help but ill add screen shots of all of the qos options i can find as attachments, as i understand it can vary on different routers.

Again thanks in advance for any help someone can give me :smile:
 

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Sorry but your router does not support something like that. The closest you can do is limit the max bandwidth out of in and out of a specific interface.
QoS on home/soho routers like this is mainly to prioritize internal traffic or take care of traffic that is already prioritzed and marked. For example if you had a voi service with your ISP they would mark and prioritize the voip traffic as no drop and dedicate some of the bandwidth for it. tTo not ruin it locally at you end you could trust that traffics markings and send it out to local users with the same prio.
It would not help much to do QoS locally at your end only. If you started to try and limit incoming Internet traffic to one specific user/port it still would hit the router and get either buffered or thrown in the router. That is keep filling up the incoming connection to no use. The limiting/shaping have to be done at your ISP or earlier to be effective.
 

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sure seems like that interface bandwidth control tab would lead you in the right direction.

if you have control over the ports speeds set the other ports to half duplex and that will slow them down in comparison to port 1 at full duplex
 

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sure seems like that interface bandwidth control tab would lead you in the right direction.

if you have control over the ports speeds set the other ports to half duplex and that will slow them down in comparison to port 1 at full duplex
As I wrote above that will not stop the uplink from the ISP to get flooded. Same for half duplex. bandwidth limiting can only be effective on the upstream device. The only way you can do it some how effective downstream is with a proxy server.
 
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