Imagine that a single Wi-Fi network is responsible for ensuring the connection of multiple devices, accessing different websites and applications. How to prevent the Wi-Fi network is saturated, compromising connection speed?

In environments where several users use the same network, mainly in corporate locations, use the QOS on the router is the ideal solution to prevent the connection speed from changing.

Then continue reading to find out what is QOS on the router and understand how it works this tool.

What is QOS?

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The acronym QOS comes from the English Quality of Service (Quality of Service) and refers to a group of technologies present in routers. Your goal is control wifi network, prioritizing the signal to certain uses and devices.

QOS then ensures that the Wi-Fi network is not overloaded when used by multiple users performing different activities that require different connection speeds, so that no one is harmed while using the network.

When configuring the QOS, sufficient bandwidth is ensured for each operation, prioritizing specific traffic, as it recognizes that each access requires a network bandwidth.

The need to use QOS on the router must consider:

  • How many users normally use the network;
  • network speed;
  • Devices such as cell phones, computers, tablet and etc;
  • video playback, streams, games, usage in general.

How does QOS work on the router?

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Privileging data traffic according to the device, the QOS function on the router is user-defined, when accessing the device settings. The division of the available band for the different devices is done through the application of filters, which will give priority to a stable connection to the selected ones.

Some router models provide, for this function, a kind of automatic QOS, in which the equipment alone determines what matters most and shares the band, allowing the user to change the settings if necessary.

Whether by manual or automatic configuration, the use of QOS allows the router to treat each traffic differently from the other, establishing a hierarchy of priorities, thus recognizing that a streaming requires much more bandwidth than sending a message through an application such as WhatsApp.

now that we understand what is QOS on the router, it's time to know how to configure it on the device.

But first, be sure to watch the video where we talk about QOS on the router in our Anlix Connection series, on YouTube:

How to configure QOS?

First of all, it is important to check if the device has the QOS feature. If yes, determine what are the priorities, in a list on a separate piece of paper, consider: services, applications, types of use and devices.

Check step by step:

  1. Access the router settings: consult the manual or the manufacturer's website to learn how to do this;
  2. Access the computer's QOS: in this section you will find the option to enable or disable the network's QOS. The choice refers to whether to use the resource across the entire network or just on a LAN;
  3. Determine priorities: using the list of priorities, select how you want the bandwidth access to be distributed, and you can even determine the connection speed for different devices, such as computers and cell phones.

If you, provider, want to promote a better quality of service to your subscriber with the use of QOS in the router, you cannot fail to take advantage of our remote management solution for your operation.

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