How do you setup QoS when in router mode
gollo last edited by
I've got a pfsense that is being used as a router. We have a local firewall that was used for internet service and this router unit passed traffic to it via the wan interface. Recently we implemented a VES circuit and we route all traffic out of corporate now. The old wan connection will stay just as a backup but isn't actively used.
I have OSPF setup to handle my routing rules and that is working really well.
The trouble we are having is that every once in a while the pipe will saturate and VOIP calls over the VES are suffering. I'd like to implement a simple QoS on the VES interface for VOIP (or even a bandwidth reservation if that is easier).
When I run the wizard it only shows the original wan interface as a wan and lists all the rest as lan interfaces. I believe it looks at the existence of a configured gateway on the interface to determine wan vs lan. Since I don't have a gateway on the VES interface (there is a 3rd location so routing to that location will be direct rather than hitting corporate and then out to 3rd site) it doesn't allow me to run the wizard.
Do I have to setup traffic shaping on all the interfaces or can I configure just the VES interface?
Would a bandwidth reservation be easier to implement in this scenario?
How do I go about setting up QoS for VOIP with this setup?
Thanks in advance for your input
SammyWoo last edited by
I have a feeling the wizard just deals with your typical WAN-LAN, but am sure you can setup the queues/interface(s) manually.
Somebody mentions QOS/traffic shaping is just a series of filter rules applied to the egress of interfaces. If you use the wizard on WAN-LAN, then go back in there and look at the interfaces, you will see the rules applied to the WAN-LAN. Analyze what they do, then manually configure your own. Show your chops how much u know this stuff :D