MD1600 - Advanced Setup Quality of Service
Connect to the MD1600’s Configuration Manager. This can be done in two ways, if you have a laptop or a desktop computer with an ethernet port built-in or an ethernet adapter, you can run an ethernet cable from that device to one of the yellow LAN ports (1-4) on the MD1600. Conversely, you can connect wirelessly from your laptop or tablet by connecting to the MD1600’s wireless network. The default network is listed on the bottom of the MD1600’s registration sticker, under Network name and Wireless password.
Once you connect to the MD1600 wired or wirelessly, you will want to open up your internet browser on your device, be it Safari, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc. On the top portion of the browser window will be the address bar, which will have the https:// and www. information. You will want to highlight that address bar and erase all the information in that line and then type 192.168.0.1, then press enter or Go. Please note this must be typed in the address bar, not a search page, that will bring you multiple results rather than a direct page. If done correctly, this should bring you to a Welcome to Motorola page in blue.
The login credentials for this page is the word admin, all lower case, for the username and motorola, all lower case, for the password. Once logged in, select the Advanced button on the top right-hand side of the page. Select Advanced Setup on the left-hand side of the page and then select Quality of Service.
On the Queue Management Configuration page, you must check off Enable QoS. If this is not enabled, then QoS will not be used on any interface.
Select Default DSCP Mark, No Change is the default
The MD1600 can automatically mark incoming (from LAN) packets. This “marking” will be read by other routers after leaving the MD1600 to determine priority as the packets travel to their destination. Any packets that do not match any rule can be marked with the default selection below.
The chart below will help to explain the markings. See Fig. 1
CS4 is usually the highest priority and used for Voice. CS5 is used for Video.
A lot of packets are already marked as CS0 (Best Effort) by default. Software (Voice, Video, Gaming) may also mark the packets before sending them to the router.
The recommendation is to use the default setting of “No Change.”
You can create queues (holding areas for the incoming packets) and assign these queues to the different interfaces. See Fig. 2
Select the Add button to create a queue and assign it to an interface. In this example, the MD1600 is setup using the Ethernet WAN interface. See Fig. 3
Once the queue is created select Save.
All WiFi queues are pre-configured and become Active with WMM Enabled.
Default Wl0 = 2.4GHz WiFi ,Wl1= 5 GHz WiFi.
To ensure WMM is Enabled go to Advanced Setup > WiFi > 2.4 GHz > Advanced Under Technology the selection for WMM (WiFi Multimedia) must be Enabled.
This is where you can further define what packets are assigned to queues and the amount of bandwidth used. Select Add
See Fig. 8 below for information on configuring the rule which will affect the Ingress traffic.
QoS Port Shaping
This can be used without setting up any queues, DSCP markings or queue classifications/rules. The Maximum Bandwidth (Shaping Rate) used by each interface can be defined in this section for any wired Ethernet ports. You will need to run a speed test to acquire the maximum US and DS speeds available. Then you can assign a percentage of these speeds to the available interfaces. As displayed, this is only for Wired Ethernet interfaces. WiFi is all controlled by the pre-defined WMM values. See Fig. 6