QoS Query

Discussion in 'Games and games consoles' started by silas80, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. silas80

    silas80 Winger

    Got the new BT smarthub 2, and well, once again it doesn't offer QoS for it (why?!!) and basically anytime my lass wants to watch her vampire shite on NOW TV etc. the d/l speed and latency on my wired PS4 takes a massive hit.

    Basically instead of buying a whole independent router is there such a thing that solely does the QoS thing that I can somehow connect to the BT Hub? If not is there anyway to sort of replicate QoS on it?
     
  2. SproutMackem

    SproutMackem Striker

    No jiggery pokery you can do with ports and bandwidth?
     
  3. silas80

    silas80 Winger

    It's what I'd like to know. I've got the PS4 in DMZ and opened ports to games etc. (same thing imo). Doesn't make a difference. Controlling bandwidth is what QoS essentially does and gives your selected devices priority, I don't know why BT keep ignoring it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  4. No7

    No7 Midfield

  5. silas80

    silas80 Winger

  6. No7

    No7 Midfield

    Just handles what’s plugged into it in terms of bandwidth. If you prioritise port 1 and plug the PS4 into that, you won’t notice any lack of quality. Made a huge difference for us
     
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  7. silas80

    silas80 Winger

    Okay, cheers, will give it a go. Did you get the Easy Smart or Unmanaged?

    Also what kind of cable do you use to connect it to your router? I'm assuming it's not included.
     
  8. No7

    No7 Midfield

    I’ve got 2 stuck to the back of the cabinet. The first one was an unmanaged 4 port, but I soon filled that up. So I got that 8 port managed one above to go with it. PS4 and PC are plugged into that one for obvious reasons.

    If you go unmanaged, say you fill 4 ports, it will spread the bandwidth equally across all ports (if all 4 ports are in use)

    You just need an Ethernet cable. Make sure it’s CAT6, think they’re about £10 on amazon

    This is the unmanaged 4 port I have, also does an excellent job (says 5, but obviously one slot is taken up by router Ethernet connection)

    NETGEAR GS105UK 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0000E5SEQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_18bgCbET8FS77
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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  9. silas80

    silas80 Winger

    Cheers mate for the info. Have ordered, I'll treat it as a crap Christmas present to myself.
     
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  10. No7

    No7 Midfield

    Enjoy!

    Some can be funny though, if the instructions say plug the Ethernet cable from the router into port 1 and it doesn’t work, stick it into the port furthest on the right. Those 2 manufacturers above updated their hardware but didn’t update the instructions :lol:
     

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