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DSL-G684T Wireless ADSL Router User Guide
ATM Traffic Shaping
The ATM settings in the WAN Settings windows for the different connection types can be used to adjust QoS
parameters for ADSL clients. This may not be available to all ADSL accounts.
ATM Settings for WAN connection
Additional ATM settings for PPPoE or PPPoA connections:
ATM Parameters Description
The ATM settings allow the user to adjust ATM Quality of Service (QoS) or
traffic parameters to suit specific traffic requirements. For applications or
circumstances where packet loss or packet delay is a concern, ATM QoS can
be adjusted to minimize problems. For most accounts, it will not be
necessary to change these settings. Altering QoS settings can adversely
affect performance of some commonly used Internet applications.
If you plan to change QoS or traffic parameters, contact your ISP or
network services provider for information on what types of adjustment are
available or possible for your account. Your ISP may not support the class
of service you want to use.
To adjust ATM QoS parameters, select one of the Service Categories listed
here and type in the PCR value in the entry field below. For the VBR service
category, an additional parameter (SCR) must also be defined.
– Unspecified Bit Rate, this is the default category used for general-
purpose Internet traffic where normal levels of packet loss and delay are
acceptable. For some applications or for multiple connection accounts, it
may be desirable to specify the PCR.
– Constant Bit Rate, usually used in circumstances where very low
packet loss and very low Cell Delay Variable (CDV) are desirable.
– Variable Bit Rate, usually used when network traffic is characterized
by bursts of packets at variable intervals, and some moderate packet loss
and delay is acceptable. This category is typically used for audio and video
applications such as teleconferencing. The network must support QoS Class
2 to use VBR.
Peak Cell Rate – The PCR is inversely related to the time interval between
ATM cells. It is specified for all three service categories (UBR, CBR and
VBR) in Kbps.