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What's up everyone?
So I've been having lags and latency spikes and so because my family loves to use youtube... a LOT...
And I've been reading about this quality of service thingy that it can help me doing that by like shifting the traffic to the online game I'm playing or something?
So will that help if my family is like using facebook or watching youtube? I'd love to have my latency around 100, good enough for me ( the best I can get is 77 with my connection ). Will QoS help me achieve that even if my family is using internet?
Keeping in mind that my internet connection is really slow compared to you guys not here in Egypt, but it's the best I can afford. It's a 1 MBPS connection, giving me an effective 120 kb/s download speed and 30 kb/s upload speed.
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With that kind of connection speed there isn't too much you could do.

You could give priority to your MAC address in the router configuration page which should theoretically forward your frames/packets out before anyone else's, but if the WAN pipe is that small and you're trying to stream video then it's going to be iffy.

This would be a lot easier if you could implement QoS policies at the provider end as well.
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Thanks, but let's say not a video stream, rather something like browsing web pages. This causes a lot of lag spikes for me, will QoS, at least to an extent, solve this?
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There's still not a whole much you can do. Downloads are pretty much impossible to manage with QoS, since it's before the data even reaches your router the data goes into your ISP's routers buffers to send down the pipe.

There are ways to still manage lag spikes from downloads, but it's complicated enough that it's probably not worth doing unless you already know how to do it.
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I would like anyone to help me set up QoS because even browsing the web gives me huge lags while I'm gaming online. I don't care if they get slow browsing speeds but I'd appreciate it if my ping doesn't spike to 500 when someone checks his email.
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