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Broadband Booster

Posted on 2007-03-21
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Last Modified: 2010-04-17

Does anyone have any clue about this device? It seems to be optimizing broadband speed.

Question by:davidlars99
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 18764355
Can't be certain as I couldn't find any references, but I would guess this device does QoS - it doesn't boost everything, just certain things - and it boosts them by giving priority to things link VoIP calls, web traffic, and other such things.  So if your kids are downloading large files, your phone calls get a higher priority and in turn, sound better and/or don't break up.

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ID: 18768636
It's simply a QoS device... It gives priority to certain apps/protocols/ports.
It's not going to boost your broadband connection speed any faster, but it will improve performance when multiple users are surfing/gaming/downloading at once.

Looks like a nifty device for a home network... Out of curiosity, how much does one of these units cost?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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ID: 18773328
Not a bad price at all for someone looking for an easy way of setting up QoS on a home network!
Thanks for the link, leew!
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ID: 18775210
I bought it already... :)

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ID: 18782385
I might have to pick up one to play with... I know a few people who could benefit from this - and it's at a great pricepoint!

Thanks for mentioning this product!


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