Aug 02

QoS (Quality of Service) is designed to “shape” and prioritize your internet traffic among the computers on your LAN. This allows for an optimized internet experience.

To set up QoS in your router, use the following steps(D-Link DIR-625 as a example):

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DIR series router into the address bar (default is

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click on OK.

Step 3: Click on the Advanced tab at the top and then click on QOS Engine on the left hand side.


Step 4: Ensure the Enable QoS Engine box is checked. Also ensure that the Automatic Classification and Automatic Uplink Speed boxes are checked as well as.

Step 5: Under QOS Engine Rules, fill in the required information for the QoS rule as follows:

Make sure to click the check mark next to the rule to enable it.

  • Name – Create a name for the rule that is meaningful to you. (this identifies, to the user, which rule is being configured)
  • Priority – Assign the rule a priority. (1 being highest and 255 being lowest).
  • Protocol – Define a protocol number and/or type. (e.g. for streaming media you would use UDP and for FTP you would use TCP)
  • Source IP Range – Assign the local IP address range. (This tells the router what IP addresses on the LAN are to use the given QoS rule)
  • Source Port Range – Define the ports that you want prioritized. (e.g. Web traffic (http) operates on port 80.)
  • Remote IP range – Assign a remote IP address range. (Unless you are positive of the remote IP address range you want prioritized, leave this at it’s default setting. to
  • Destination Port Range – Assign a remote port range. (Unless you are positive of the remote port range you want prioritized, leave this at it’s default setting. 0 to 65535)Step 6: Click Save Settings.
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