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Windows 7: What is QoS Packet Scheduler and how it affects my system?

22 Aug 2013   #1

7 Professional 32 bits
What is QoS Packet Scheduler and how it affects my system?

I'm wondering what is QoS Packet Scheduler's job exactly.
I have recently signed a higher priority to my computer through router. Does it affect anything either being enable or disabled? I hope not, otherwise anyone could bypass it.
I have seen people saying it is meaningless on a home network. Is this true?

I'm not talking about the 20% bandwidth myth.

Thanks in advance.

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22 Aug 2013   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

The larger the network the more relevant QoS becomes.

QoS is about assigning priorities to specific types of traffic and protocols (Eg TCP, UDP, IGMP etc)

I'd agree that on small home networks, it doesn't add much value.

I have 21 networked devices. My kids use skype and play lots of online games. They also do lots of downloads (game updates etc), and I run a Windows update server to keep all the PCs up to date.

My internet connection is not very fast.

Yet with all of this, the benefits of QoS are minimal, and I have experimented with it for some time.

Unless you give someone the password to your router, they generally cannot by-pass the traffic priorities you have configured.
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