How to set up QoS using TP-Link Wi-Fi router?

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Updated 04-26-2022 11:45:11 AM 67826
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The QoS (Quality of Service) feature allows you to prioritize the internet traffic of specific devices to guarantee a faster connection when you need it the most. The router has preset an appropriate bandwidth allocation policy, so you don’t need to set different priorities for all devices. Simply set the desired device to High Priority and set how long you want it to remain the high priority, then the device will be allocated with more bandwidth when the network is overloaded.

Case 1. If your TP-Link Wi-Fi router supports HomeCare function.

1. Log into the web interface of your TP-Link device by referring to How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-Link wireless router?

2. Click on Basic –> HomeCare –> QoS.

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Note: You may also reach this area by following the path: Advanced – QoS -Application Priority.

3. Choose an application priority unless you use to choose “Custom” your choice will auto-save.

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Optional: You can also set up priority for a specific device(s) in your network

1. Select Device priority.

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2. Choose which device(s) to give priority to and then select the desired timing.

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Once you have selected the time, the configuration will apply the new changes to that device.

Case 2. If your TP-Link Wi-Fi router doesn’t support HomeCare function.

Situation 1:

Please refer to the FAQ How to set up QoS on the TP-Link Wi-Fi router that doesn’t support HomeCare function?

Situation 2:

1. Log into the web interface of your TP-Link device by referring to How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-Link wireless router?

2. Click on Advanced>QoS>Settings.

3. Enable QoS, enter the upload and download bandwidth provided by your internet service provider.

4. Click Advanced and drag the scroll bar to set the bandwidth priority percentage, then click on Save.

5. Add a high-priority QoS rule for the phone.

1). Select By Device and then click View Existing Devices.

2). Choose the respective device from the list.

3). Click OK.

6. Add a middle priority QoS rule for the Application.

1). Select By Application and then choose the Applications or custom Application.

2). Click OK.

7. Refer to the steps above to apply other QoS rules if any.

Done! Now QoS is implemented to prioritize internet traffic.

For the older UI, you may refer to the FAQ: How to set up QoS using TP-Link Wi-Fi Router (new designed blue UI)?

Case 3. If your TP-Link Wi-Fi router supports the HomeShield function.

To get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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