Optimize traffic with the default QoS rules
You can use Quality of Service (QoS) to assign different priorities to Internet traffic,
applications, and services. The access point/router provides default QoS rules. You can
add custom QoS rules and manage both default and custom QoS rules (see Manage
default and custom QoS rules on page 101).
We recommend that you enable QoS if you use streaming Internet. However, when
QoS assigns a high priority to streaming video, it also assigns lower priority to the rest
of your Internet traffic. That means that other tasks such as downloading content from
the Internet take longer.
To view the default QoS rules with their default priorities and turn on QoS:
1. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
3. Click the Login button.
The NETGEAR Account Login page displays.
4. Enter your registered email address and password and click the LOG IN button.
The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
The QoS Setup page displays.
If you did not add any custom rules or change priorities, the QoS rules table displays
the default QoS rules and their default priority queues, from the highest queue
(Queue 1, the leftmost column) to the lowest priority Queue 4, (the rightmost column).
6. Select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved. The access point/router assigns traffic priorities according
to the QoS rules and their priority queues.
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