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Bandwidth Management Rate Control Configuration on WRVS4400N Router


Objective

Bandwidth management is the process in which the network traffic is controlled to provide better service for the selected network traffic. Priority is used to assign priorities to services to control Inbound and Outbound traffic. This article explains how to manage bandwidth through the use of the rate control feature on a WRVS4000N router.

Applicable Devices

• WRVS4000N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router

Software Version

• v2.0.1.3

Bandwidth Management Configuration

Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose QoS > Bandwidth Management. The Bandwidth Management page opens:


Step 2. In the Setup area, click the Enable radio button to enable the bandwidth management feature.

Step 3. Enter the maximum bandwidth provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), for upstream in the Upstream (Kbit/Sec) field. This is the rate at which data is uploaded.
Step 4. Enter the maximum bandwidth provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), for downstream in the Downstream (Kbit/Sec) field. This is the rate at which data is downloaded.

Step 5. Click the Bandwidth Management Type radio button that you would like to apply to the management. There are two possible types, Rate Control and Priority.

• Rate Control — Is used to manage the traffic of a network. The rate control establishes what the maximum amount of data that the network can send or received is.

• Priority — It is used to establish which bits of the data that are sent or received have priority in the network traffic.

Timesaver: Skip Steps 6 to 12 if the user chose Priority.

Step 6. Choose the service from the drop-down list that you would like to apply to the Control Rate. If it does not contain the service you need, click Service Management to add the service. To create a new service follow the steps mentioned in the subsection Create a New Service.

Step 7. Enter the IP address or IP range you need to control in the IP fields. The default is zero which includes all internal IP addresses.

Step 8. Choose the direction for the rate control from the Direction drop-down list. The two possible values are Upstream for outbound traffic or Downstream for inbound traffic.

Step 9. Enter the minimum rate for the guaranteed bandwidth in the Mini.Rate field.

Step 10. Enter the maximum rate for the guaranteed bandwidth in the Max.Rate field.

Step 11. Check Enable to enable the Rate Control Rule

Step 12. Click Add it to List. The list can contain a maximum of 15 entries.

Timesaver: Skip Steps 13 to 17 if the user chose Rate Control in Step 5.

Step 13. Choose the service from the drop-down list that you would like to apply to the Priority. If it does not contain the service you need, click Service Management to add the service. To create a new service follow the step mentioned in the subsection Create a New Service.

Step 14. Choose the direction for the priority from the Direction drop-down list. The two possible values are Upstream for outbound traffic or Downstream for inbound traffic.

Step 15. Choose the priority that you like to apply to the new priority rule. There are four possible values: High, Medium, Normal and Low.

Step 16. Check Enable to enable the priority rule.

 

Step 17. Click Add to List to add the service.

Step 18. Click Save to apply changes.

Create a New Service

Note: Use this procedure only if you chose to create the service in either Step 5 or 13 above.

Step 1. Enter the service name that you would like to assign to the new service in the Service Name field.

Step 2. Choose the protocol that you would like to apply to the service from the protocol drop-down list. 


The possible options are:

• TCP — Transmission Control Protocol is a set of rules used along with the Internet Protocol to send data in the form of message units between computers over the Internet.

• UDP — The User Datagram Protocol is used in computer applications to  send messages (datagrams), to other hosts on an Internet Protocol (IP) network without prior communications to set up special transmission channels or data paths. 

• Both — Use UDP and TCP at the same time.

Step 3. Enter the range of ports that you would like to assign to the new service in the Port Range field.

Step 4. Click Add to List.

Step 5. Click Apply.



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