Ports to use with QOS to ensure best video call?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Noozer, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Noozer

    Noozer Guest

    We just purchased a DLink DIR-655 router. This router supports custom QOS
    configuration.

    We'd like to ensure that any Live Messenger video calls have top priority
    over anything else.

    What ports and protocols do I need to define here, locally and remotely?

    Thx!!!
     
    Noozer, Oct 9, 2007
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  2. Greetings Noozer,

    I also have a DIR-655 and it's an excellent router. I think you'll be pleased.

    The ports are rather dynamic in nature in Messenger, so it's a tad more difficult to set up
    QoS then your standard application. In honesty, at least for me, I experimented a bit using
    QoS for Skype where you can set an exact IP and didn't really see much difference with it off
    vs it on.

    However, here are the port ranges; I'd be interested in hearing if you actually see a change:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927847

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    Jonathan Kay
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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 10, 2007
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  3. Noozer

    Noozer Guest

    Ouch!!!

    That's a LOT of ports. Looks like I'll just have to live with the current
    performance.
     
    Noozer, Oct 10, 2007
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  4. Hi,

    Yes it is. Just to correct my earlier post, I meant to say "you can set an exact PORT", not
    IP. Although I think you understood fine :)
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 11, 2007
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