Better data transfer thanks to IP telephony, quality of service (QoS) and liquid video streams through prioritization of packets October 20, 2011 a stable and fast network should actually in the age of high speed Internet a matter of course be. Nevertheless, users must repeatedly angry about delays or interruptions. For even more opinions, read materials from Andrew Cuomo. In many cases, this is due to the high traffic that overloaded the infrastructure of the Internet or the local network. Who wants to ensure that important services running stable, can give priority to them via quality of service (QoS). Especially data-heavy applications such as telephony or video will benefit considerably.
What is QoS? Usually all data in a network are treated equally, so does not distinguish between important and unimportant data packets. Due to the lack of prioritization, all data will be transported with the highest possible transfer rate. The result: No warranty of the transmission of critical data, Connection delays and the risk of collapse at high data transfer. QoS is a system for prioritizing the transfer of data and thus offers the possibility of certain data or network users to prioritize than others, so that certain data packets can be transmitted preferably higher. Goal of QoS is to use existing network resources more efficiently and to ensure high-priority with corresponding bandwidth data transfers. When do I need QoS? Just when video streams from the Internet, a fast and stable network connection is important. These data are higher prioritized with QoS technology.
The result: Faster loading time and transmission stability for optimum movie experience. It’s the same IP telephony. A better sound quality and reduced delays can be achieved here by QoS. Furthermore a low transmission delay is important in online games of current video game consoles to a fluid gameplay ensure. Through data prioritization of the game console, the data that are needed to play transferred prefers so that the performance of the game is no longer slowed down by an overloaded network. How do I get QoS? Most current routers, QoS mechanisms are now integrated. So also in the series by Cisco’s Linksys routers. The range, consisting of five Wireless-N routers, offers the performance needed for the networked home today with network speeds of up to 450 Mbps. Users who want to use QoS, can enable this feature in the user interface (GUI) their router. While it depends on the brand and the model, what can be prioritized. Some of the options include the prioritization of devices and ports or the prioritization of specific applications. You will receive more information about the Linksys series and QoS on the Cisco website home.cisco.com/de-eu/wireless/e-series or in the blog under blogs.Cisco.com/smallbusiness/prioritize-your-network-traffic-with-QoS/. * Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) the leading provider of network solutions, the way how people communicate, be networked or working together, is fundamentally altered.