Hey everyone, I have searched for a few days, finding some things that are relevant and some that aren’t. I feel I am tech savvy, although I haven’t delved into these configurations before. I understand what these are basically, but please correct me if any of my assumptions or statements are incorrect.
-QOS: Manually configured to allow voice data to have a set priority. Seems to be pretty technical and every router calls for different settings. The Defy required this because it had no WMM support.
-WMM: A type of “auto” QOS that allows voice data to have priority over all wifi enabled devices.
The WMM works flawlessly on my home router. I’m assuming this is because there is nothing BUT wireless connected to that, so by default it will have priority. In my office however, I am not getting as good results. My next step is to ask our IT guys if WMM is enabled on these routers (and even what type or router it is, maybe I can sweet talk them for the password to delve into the settings.) But to make sure my understanding is correct, I wanted to ask this here first.
What, if any, advantages does WMM have over QOS, or vice versa? In my limited knowledge of this, it seems that WMM works best for any router that has no wired internet sources. For a workplace that has computers with wired connections, WMM isn’t as effective because voice will NOT have priority over the wired connections…correct? I have seen someone write though, that if you want to enable QOS on a router, you will need to disable WMM, which many say isn’t good because WMM is an overall good feature for everyone.
I am guessing my best bet for home is to leave WMM enabled, and not worry about QOS, please correct me if I am wrong in this. Work is a different story. We get 50 mbps internet, yet it still switches to cell, even on low sensitivity. I chose to manually switch the network only at work, but I had some terrible quality calls doing this (I had a few good ones too, and on some I had good ones for 5 minutes, then it got horrible and I had to manually make the switch.) Is it possible these routers do NOT have WMM enabled? I walked around and this office has one big server, but there is only 2 computers hard wired in, and they are rarely used, so I feel as if WMM was enabled it should work. Obviously there may be other factors. I’m a coach in college, so our internet is shared throughout campus. Even if our router in our building isn’t being taxed very hard, if other buildings on campus are would that effect my phone call on our router?
I know this is a lot, and I am more interested in the differences in WMM and QOS, but I wanted to give a little of my situation for context.