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Offline kcallis

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Is there any real benefit with a 12Mbit/1Mbit connection?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:12:27 pm »
I have been relegated to a DSL connection that is 12Mbit down and 1Mbit up. I set the download to 10.5Mbit and 0.9Mbit up and the results are not decent. I am trying to make use of VOIP as well as trying to maintain decent speed on my video streaming (using Kodi). I thought that if I used a 400k for hangout audio, that I would at least have a decent conversation, but no go. The same is true when I am using Kodi. Sometimes, (at SD quality) I have decent playback, but should it fall to 720, playback it just drops. So is it worth my time to make use of TS with such a low bandwidth allocation?

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Re: Is there any real benefit with a 12Mbit/1Mbit connection?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 12:56:48 pm »
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So is it worth my time to make use of TS with such a low bandwidth allocation?

The need for a shaper has nothing to do with your bandwidth.  The question is, are you having any problems on the network that a shaper could help with?  If your voip calls always work well and you aren't having any problems then I'd leave it alone.  If your voip calls & video streams are getting stepped on when there is a lot of other traffic then yes you could use a shaper.

Start with PRIQ instead of HFSC.  PRIQ doesn't require any bandwidth allocation like HFSC does, and it's a LOT easier to understand and configure.

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Re: Is there any real benefit with a 12Mbit/1Mbit connection?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 01:53:28 pm »
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So is it worth my time to make use of TS with such a low bandwidth allocation?

The need for a shaper has nothing to do with your bandwidth.  The question is, are you having any problems on the network that a shaper could help with?  If your voip calls always work well and you aren't having any problems then I'd leave it alone.  If your voip calls & video streams are getting stepped on when there is a lot of other traffic then yes you could use a shaper.

Start with PRIQ instead of HFSC.  PRIQ doesn't require any bandwidth allocation like HFSC does, and it's a LOT easier to understand and configure.

I will give that a try! And yes, my phone calls are horrible, so that is my highest priority.