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Netgear prosafe vpn firewall fvx538 quality of service

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We have a Netgear vpn firewall fvx538 and would like to know how to set up the quality of service setting.  We have went to an online exchange and the users are hammering the network and slowing down the firewall and then the network takes a nose dive and slows down. How can we set the firewall to only allow so much at one time so we keep a steady flow with no spikes.
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QOS doesn't change how much traffic flows, it only changes what is given priority.  You could put Outlook traffic in a lower priority queue so that other things get precedence, but if you don't have enough bandwidth, it won't really help.

What is sounds like is that your users are "saturating" your internet connection, or using all the available bandwidth.  How much bandwidth do you have?  How many users accessing Exchange?  Are they all on one shift?

Tell us a bit more about how Exchange is accessed...  does everyone use Outlook?  What version?

One recommendation is to make sure everyone is using cached Exchange mode, so that they don't require real-time access to the server.  It can smooth things out quite a bit.

With some additional information, maybe I can help you hone in on this a bit more.
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rscottvan, you nailed it with bandwidth.

After calling our ISP and getting some infor from there we used the bandwith profile setting and limited the amount of outgoing traffic to not exceede the amout allowed by our ISP.  Been working fine for a week now.

Thank you
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