Traffic Shaping for Skype and DSCP Values



  • hello, i see a list of instant messengers to choose from in the Traffic Shaping setup wizard but Skype is not in the list… this needs to be added. Is there any work around in the mean time?

    Also, I'd like to see in the wizard a way to leverage DSCP values in the priority queues. Such as prioritize all packets with DSCP value EF, AF31, CS3. if there is also another way to do this without the wizard? id love to know. thank you guys...



  • this needs to be added.  Is there any work around in the mean time?

    According to Google, Skype uses ports 80/443 and the usual ephemeral range.



  • @lihuizhan:

    hello, i see a list of instant messengers to choose from in the Traffic Shaping setup wizard but Skype is not in the list… this needs to be added. Is there any work around in the mean time?

    Also, I'd like to see in the wizard a way to leverage DSCP values in the priority queues. Such as prioritize all packets with DSCP value EF, AF31, CS3. if there is also another way to do this without the wizard? id love to know. thank you guys...

    DSCP values are matched by firewall rules (advanced features). You can then assign the matched packets to whatever traffic-shaping queue you want.



  • @lihuizhan:

    hello, i see a list of instant messengers to choose from in the Traffic Shaping setup wizard but Skype is not in the list… this needs to be added. Is there any work around in the mean time?

    Also, I'd like to see in the wizard a way to leverage DSCP values in the priority queues. Such as prioritize all packets with DSCP value EF, AF31, CS3. if there is also another way to do this without the wizard? id love to know. thank you guys...

    If you create a catchall rule (put above the default), you can scroll down to advanced settings and choose the DSCP tags to match traffic.

    Skype doesn't use DSCP or any TOS/ COS markings. You can however, use the integrated QoS policy in Windows to mark Skype traffic with DSCP tags.
    See the technet article on how to achieve this:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759093.aspx


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