Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:32 Post subject: Help! Netgear WNR2000v3 QoS doesn't work.
I'm trying to set up QoS on my Netgear WNR2000v3 router but I just can't seem to get it to work or do what I want it to do. Is DD-WRT QoS just broken or am I not doing it right?
Those are my current settings. I'm on a 35Mbps down/10Mbps up connection. I game a lot on my laptop, which is connected to the router via WiFi. I'm trying to make it so that when family members and friends get on the network and start streaming videos or downloading stuff, I don't get ping spikes or packet loss.
I followed the QoS guide in the DD-WRT Wiki and set it up according to that, but it just doesn't work. I still get terrible lag spikes and dropped packets in games when others on the network do bandwidth-intensive activities. I DO NOT want to add all my games as services or find all the individual ports as I have way too many. I'm just trying to make it so that my laptop's MAC address (or IP address, already tried that) gets highest priority. I've also tested a lot of different uplink and downlink settings including everything from very low to very high (but never over 90% of max) and downlink set to 0. What's interesting is that a lot of the settings described in the QoS Wiki aren't in my GUI at all.
So does anyone want to shed some light on this? Maybe recommend different settings? This is a problem that has been bugging me for a very long time. I kinda wish I still had my stock Netgear firmware as that had QoS settings which probably worked. But I am stuck on this DD-WRT build as it is impossible for me to flash a newer build or the stock Netgear firmware back.
Thanks for the reply. Regarding support for this router, I figured as much since I've written posts about it in the past that went unanswered or were ignored.
Also thanks for providing that link. I can't flash images using the DD-WRT GUI as it simply won't accept it but maybe the command line method works. I may have to live with non-functional QoS though, because there was a reason I started using DD-WRT in the first place. DD-WRT allowed me to increase my NAT table size so that refreshing the game server list in Steam and such wouldn't disconnect my Internet or cause the router to crash. I'd rather give up QoS than revert to stock and have to deal with that headache again.