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Configuring QoS for Internet Access

You can give prioritized Internet access to the following types of traffic:

To specify prioritization of traffic, you must create a policy for the type of traffic and add the policy to the QoS Policy table in the QoS Setup screen. For convenience, the QoS Policy table lists many common applications and online games that can benefit from QoS handling.

QoS for Applications and Online Gaming

To create a QoS policy for applications and online games:

  1. From the main menu, under Advanced, select QoS Setup. The QoS Setup screen displays, as shown in Figure 5-6.
  2. Click Add Priority Rule. The QoS - Priority Rules screen displays.

    Figure 5-7

  3. In the Priority Category list, select either Applications or Online Gaming. In either case, a list of predefined applications or games displays in the Applications drop-down list.
  4. From the Applications list, you can select an existing item, or you can scroll to the bottom of the list and select Add a New Application or Add a New Game.
    1. If you select to add a new entry, the screen expands as shown:

      Figure 5-8

    2. In the QoS Policy for field, enter a descriptive name for the new application or game.
    3. Select the packet type, either TCP, UDP, or both (TCP/UDP), and specify the port number or range of port numbers used by the application or game.
  5. From the Priority drop-down list, select the priority that this traffic should receive relative to other applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal, High, and Highest.
  6. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
  7. In the QoS Setup screen, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
  8. Click Apply.

QoS for a Router LAN Port

To create a QoS policy for a device connected to one of the router's LAN ports:

  1. From the main menu, under Advanced, select QoS Setup. The QoS Setup screen displays, as shown in Figure 5-6.
  2. Click Add Priority Rule.
  3. From the Priority Category list, select Ethernet LAN Port. The QoS - Priority Rules screen changes:

    Figure 5-9

  4. From the LAN port list, select the LAN port that will have a QoS policy.
  5. From the Priority drop-down list, select the priority that this port's traffic should receive relative to other applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal, High, and Highest.
  6. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
  7. In the QoS Setup screen, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
  8. Click Apply.

QoS for a MAC Address

To create a QoS policy for traffic from a specific MAC address, follow these steps:

  1. From the main menu, under Advanced, select QoS Setup. The QoS Setup screen displays, as shown in Figure 5-6.
  2. Click Add Priority Rule.
  3. From the Priority Category list, select MAC Address. The QoS - Priority Rules screen changes:

    Figure 5-10

  4. If the device to be prioritized appears in the MAC Device List, select it. The information from the MAC Device List will be used to populate the policy name, MAC Address, and Device Name fields. If the device does not appear in the MAC Device List, click Refresh. If it still does not appear, you must complete these fields manually.
  5. From the Priority drop-down list, select the priority that this device's traffic should receive relative to other applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal, High, and Highest.
  6. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
  7. In the QoS Setup screen, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
  8. Click Apply.

Editing or Deleting an Existing QoS Policy

To edit or delete an existing QoS policy:

  1. From the main menu, under Advanced, select QoS Setup. The QoS Setup screen displays, as shown in Figure 5-6.
  2. Select the radio button next to the QoS policy to be edited or deleted, and do one of the following:
    • Click Delete to remove the QoS policy.
    • Click Edit to edit the QoS policy. Follow the instructions in the preceding sections to change the policy settings.
  3. Click Apply in the QoS Setup screen to save your changes.

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