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#88495 by joe123
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:41 pm
Sorry, Juan more question :D

So now that I have Ooma behind my router (Modem-Router-Ooma) setup with QoS at the Highest Level on my Router for Ooma, I like to setup Ooma Up/Down Steam to it's maximum.

To set Ooma Upstream Internet Speed & Downstream Internet Speed to their max, do I set those to ZERO ? Or do I enter a really big number?
#88497 by joe123
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:34 pm
So setting Ooma Telo Upstream & Downstream to ZERO makes the bandwith 100% on the Ooma ( Maxed out )?

I am asking because I thought I saw a post that ZERO meant a preset number. I don't want that, I don't want any restrictions on the UP & Down streams becuase it's behind my Router now and I can control the QoS of my Ooma via my router.

It does not make sense to make Ooma 90% of measured speed becuase my router is now doing a percentage across all ports (Ooma, computers, wireless phones, video streaming, etc). My Router for my Ooma port has the highest QoS available, but this is not 100% since there are devices to contend with no matter how low of a priority (QoS) those other devices have.

So setting Ooma to 90% would realistically be less than that because the router is doing it's own measuring. So if my router devotes 80% bandwidth to Ooma and I set Ooma to 90%, real UP/Down Stream would be 90% of 80%, or 72% devoted to Ooma.

So this is why it would be wrong to set Ooma to 90% when behind a router. I want to set it to 100%, just not sure how it is done ( ZERO or a really big number )?
#88498 by thunderbird
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:56 pm
joe123:
Setting both readings to Zero, is supposed to shut-off QoS in the Ooma Telo. But it doesn’t seem to do that for all Ooma Telo users. What happens is it seems that with settings of Zero, that the Ooma Telo QoS seems to somehow kick in, or there is some kind of negative interaction between the Router and Ooma QoS functions, which then intermittently loads down their Internet LAN connections to very slow speeds. Many people find that using somewhere between 80% & 90% of measured Upload and download speeds works best; so it doesn't load down their Internet LAN connections. Many people will use the Speedtest.net or Phonepower Speedtest results to find their speeds "sweet spot" after multiple tests are run. Reports lately are that around 90% seems to be working best. My connection is Modem-Router-Ooma, and I have always had problems setting my Upload and Download speeds to Zero. In the past I have set both readings to numbers much higher than the measured Upload and Download readings for my Internet connection. But after the latest firmware updates came out, and after seeing a post in this forum, I lowered mine to 90% also, and it's been working great for me.
#88499 by joe123
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:24 am
Thunderbird:

Do you realize that having the Ooma Telo behind the Router with a 90% UP/Down stream on the Ooma is not really 90%?

The router takes a percent (varies, but it takes a chunck) of the available bandwith to spread accross all available ports and wifi.

So if you set your Ooma to 90%, you are actually setting it to ~72%. On my Netgear Router, I ran some tests with HD video streaming on port 4. Ooma is set to port 1. When I change the QoS of these two ports and had HD video running and also doing the Speedtest from Ooma web page, there was at least a 20% difference (more depending on the video content).

So a rough number for my router is that setting my Router port QoS to Highest available setting for Ooma, it only produced around 80% or less of available bandwidth to Ooma. This is *because* my router has to devote *some* bandwith (no matter how low QoS) to other devices.

So setting Ooma to 90% (Modem-Router-Ooma) when other things are taking bandwidth is really NOT 90%. 90% would be true IF Ooma was before my router (Modem-Ooma-Router).

So the 90% rule is not the same with Modem-Router-Ooma verses Modem-Ooma-Router.

Thus why, correct me if I am wrong, you want to set Ooma to 100% when Ooma is BEHIND the router ( Modem-Router-Ooma ).
#88500 by murphy
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:01 am
With Ooma behind the router, and nothing connected to the Home port, QOS in the Ooma has no meaning. There is no data flow through the Ooma that needs to be controlled. Set both values to zero to turn off the QOS code in the Ooma and forget about it.

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