NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
5-16 Fine-Tuning Your Network
v2.1, July 2007
Using WMM QoS for Wireless Multimedia Applications
The WNR834B router supports Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service (WMM QoS) to prioritize
wireless voice and video traffic over the wireless link. WMM QoS is a feature that provides
prioritization of wireless data packets from different applications based on four access categories:
voice, video, best effort, and background. For an application to receive the benefits of WMM QoS,
both it and the client running that application must be WMM-enabled. Legacy applications that do
not support WMM, and applications that do not require QoS, are assigned to the best-effort
category, which receives a lower priority than voice and video.
WMM QoS is enabled by default, and can be disabled in the QoS Setup menu, shown in Figure 5-
6 on page 5-15 by clearing the Enable WMM checkbox and clicking Apply.
Configuring QoS for Internet Access
You can give prioritized Internet access to:
• traffic for specific applications
• traffic for specific online games
• traffic on individual Ethernet LAN ports of the router
• traffic from a specific device by MAC address.
To specify prioritization of traffic, you must create a policy for the type of traffic and add the
policy to the QoS Policy table in the QoS Setup menu. For convenience, the QoS Policy table lists
many common applications and online games that can benefit from QoS handling.
QoS for Applications and Online Gaming
To create a QoS policy for Applications and Online Games, follow these steps:
1. Open the QoS Setup menu, shown in Figure 5-6 on page 5-15.