Is there any real benefit with a 12Mbit/1Mbit connection?



  • 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?



  • 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.



  • @KOM:

    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.