Conference network/internet traffic - priority
Posted on 2013-11-01
I have a conference taking place in our office next week, The attendees are working on a one day project that will require access to Skype. There will be 5 workstations with teams that will all have separate Skype connections. I have a 30MB fiber internet connection that is shared daily by our 80 employees. I also have and FTP and file sharing server in-house. I'm concerned about the conference getting the bandwidth they need during their meeting. The only appliance I have that I can possibly control traffic is my watchguard. If I place them on their own switch and take that traffic through an available interface on the watchguard, is there any way for me to make sure that their traffic gets priority? Maybe even if I could just give priority to the Skype traffic they generate? I have considered purchasing a couple of broadband hotspots as a solution and just getting them off my network completely
I would appreciate any ideas.