ASUS QoS Best Settings for Gaming

If you use an ASUS wireless router, you might have heard of QoS. But if you haven’t heard of the term, you can describe it as the Quality of Service.

The Quality of Service is a feature on routers that focuses on traffic and allows the important data to pass first. If you use QoS for gaming, the router places prioritize your gaming traffic thereby enhancing your gaming experience.

Before you can get the best service with QoS, you might make some adjustments to the device. Now here are some important settings for ASUS QoS.

ASUS QoS Best Settings for Gaming

asus qos best settings for gaming

Configuration Settings for ASUS QoS for Gaming

Let’s say three people are sharing the same router with 30mbps download speed and 4mbps upload speed. In this case, one uses the traffic for gaming while the other users are on Instagram or Twitter.

With QoS, you can assign more download speed to the gamer. But first, you will have to use the following settings.

  • Launch your preferred browser and log in to the default gateway. For the getaway, you can type in 192.168.1.1 into your browser
  • Type in your user name and password
  • Select Traffic Manager and click on bandwidth limiter
  • Type speed test.net into the address bar. When it opens, check the upload and download speed of your internet service.
  • After checking the speeds, assign your preferred speed to your gaming device. For instance, if you have an overall download speed of 30mbps and upload speed of 4mbps, you can assign  20mbps download speed and 2mbps upload speed to the gaming device and share the remaining speeds to the other devices.
  • Input the speed of data for the gaming into the bandwidth manager i.e. 30 Mbps download speed and 2mbps upload speed.
  • Select the gaming device from the onscreen menu and input the preferred bandwidth. Then click Apply
  • Return to speedtest.net and check if the connection works properly.

Configuration Settings for Adaptive Asos QOS for Gaming

Apart from traditional QOS, you can use adaptive QoS to improve your gaming experience. In adaptive QOS, it is possible to set the apps category priority via drag and drop. However, this depends on the home networking scenario.

Adaptive QoS uses preset drag and drop settings to allow inbound and outbound bandwidth for important apps. With this in mind, the important apps get the better bandwidth. As expected, this feature works for both wired and wireless connections.

Here are the steps for setting up the Adaptive QoS for gaming

  • Turn on the Smart QoS
  • Scroll down and set the speed for Upload and Download bandwidth
  • Scroll down to the QOS Type and check Adaptive QoS
  • Select Apply to use the settings.

You can also use another method to configure your router

  • Open your browser and type in http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar.
  • Type “admin” ( without the parenthesis) into the user name and password field of the dialogue box
  • Click Skip Set Up Wizard on the next dialogue box
  • Select General -> Adaptive OS -> Enable Smart QoS
  • Fill in your download and upload speed in Mbps
  • Run multiple speed tests on your bandwidth. Then choose the lowest results for the best service. For this task, you can use the ISP website.
  • Return to QOS type and change it to Traditional. Then click Apply.
  • Scroll to the left side of the page and click General
  • Select QoS and click on user-defined QOS rules
  • Type in the recommended destination port into the Destination port field. You can get this value from the Ringcentral website
  • Choose the correct protocol and set Priority to the highest
  • Ensure that no other services are set to the highest
  • Choose Apply to complete setup

Conclusion

If you want to play your online games without lags, you might have to set up QOS on your ASUS router. However, setting up the QoS might not work as expected. So if you want the best gaming experience, settle for a stable and reliable network.

Also, there are no fixed protocols for these settings. With this in mind, you can visit trusted forums for extra advice. If you have experience with tech projects, you can also use trial and error methods.

Author

  • Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.