Linux as QoS Router

Posted on 2009-02-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is there a Linux based product that would allow me to use a dedicated, powerful PC or server as an edge router in my network and allow to define QoS rules via a reliable GUI system?
I think ipchains and iptables does support QoS but I do not have the necessary knowledge to configure and maintain a CLI-based system so need something with a GUI if possible.

If this product would provide load-balancing between 2 WAN links (1 ADSL and 1 cable connection, both assymmetrical 4mbits.) that would be a plus :)
Question by:eggster34
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    I know you are asking for a linux based system but most all routers (including cisco) now days have a simple web interface for all configurations. My suggestion would be (especially for an edge router) to purchase a good quality router that is built for routing and QoS to handle the traffic. Good Cisco routers can be found on ebay for cheep.

    Just my two cents :)
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    Please check out the below Linux based routing solutions;


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    I stumbled across this post as I too am looking for a software based QoS solution to mess around with.  In searching I stumbled across this one

    If you want something that is much easier and you have $450 laying around you can't go wrong with a Kentrox Q1300.  I have configured five of these now for networks running VoIP and they are wonderful devices.  The Q1300 is a QoS appliance that sits between your Firewall/Router and your switch and shapes all traffic going on and off of the network.  If you are looking specifically for a Router they make one of those also...Q2300 I believe??  Link for the Q1300

    Hope this helps!!
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    by:Michael W
    You might want to take a look at Untangle, an commercial-grade open source alternative to SonicWALL.


    Additional information for Untangle & QoS Configuration:


    Another option would be to look at PFSense -- a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router.


    PFSense Features:

    PFSense & QoS:

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