Explain the difference between Streaming and Gaming QoS settings
AJ Alfieri-Crispin last edited by AJ Alfieri-Crispin
With the improved Wi-Fi experience that Amplifi brings to our home, it introduces a new problem. Our devices can finally talk to our 85mbps-down/6mbps-up comcast connection at full speed. Now, if my iMac is updating Photos in the cloud at 6mbps-up, it can hose my partner who is trying to have a FaceTime chat with a friend.
Essentially, I’d like to prioritize the iPads which get used for video chat over the iMac that gets used for Netflix, but both of them are technically streaming data. So, can I set the iPads to “gaming” and the the iMac to “streaming” can get the iPads to have priority over the iMac? I would leave the other 12 devices at normal (iPhones, laptop, printer, etc.)
Christopher Demicoli last edited by
I would like to know what QoS rules mean for each option. Gaming/Streaming/Normal is too generic and we don't know what effect it has on traffic
Chance last edited by
Wireless devices are set to Normal by default when they are connected. Streaming is a step above Normal and Gaming would receive the highest priority. @AJ-Alfieri-Crispin that's correct, you'll want to set the iPads to Gaming and the iMac to Streaming while leaving your other devices at normal.
AJ Alfieri-Crispin last edited by
Marco Götze last edited by
@ubnt-chance Thanks for the expaination, why not just rename the QoS Settings in the app to "default, high, highest" ? Would make the things more clear
In addition a "low" setting would be nice to have where I can set devices to which shouldnt get any priority at all and their internet access is less important than "default".
Michael Tritter last edited by
@marco-götze I want to second a request for "Low" priority. I don't mind if my 9-year old's YouTube pauses to cache if it means that actual work is less disrupted.