Networking: Live monitoring of QoS rules
It can be difficult to tune the QoS rules effectively unless there is greater visibility on how they are influencing traffic. The live traffic monitor is very handy, and it would be even better if we knew how the QoS rules we put in place are actually operating on the live connections. Perhaps give us the ability to monitor bandwidth, shaping and throttling on a per QoS rule basis.
This is more of an issue with highly contended SOHO & Mum/Dad ADSL internet connections, where throughput guarantees are not applicable when compared to genuine business class internet connections, but it it still helpful in troubleshooting issues such as call quality for VoIP irrespective of the bandwidth.
stephen Eaton commented
Totally agree. I'd love to see an interface similar to TomatoUSB for live monitoring of QOS rules for inbound and outbound traffic, even to the point of being able to click on a class segment and a list of all current connection details for that class be shown. Currently I'm flying blind as far as QOS tuning goes
Yes please! People have been asking this for years but it has yet to be implemented. I hope they do.
We have a limit of 10gig/month from our ISP. I would be happier if I could set a time period definition to the QoS rule because from 12:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. they do not charge us for our usage. They call it a "Free Zone".