Sun, 27 Jul 2008
5:13 AM - (no subject)
We've had better experiences with Comcast than some, but I long for the days of Charter Internet access. One upside is that Comcast offers business packages in residential areas (within reason). I suspect that's why I've had better luck with them.
I've noticed shaping with Bit Torrent traffic like others and with video streaming. The latter pisses me off as I've got a Netflix account that I like to use for streaming. I'd like the terms clearly identified and a way to cap yourself and or do QoS yourself. Actually, I've wanted a good QoS system for home for years. My switch priorities traffic from certain systems, but I'm unable to do protocol prioritizing. Since we have a comcast router, I can't do much on that front. My old charter setup used a freebsd box as a router and then used ipfw pipes to dedicate bandwidth for VOIP and other traffic. It wasn't perfect, but not to bad.