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For years I have told people about Quality of Service (QoS) and how it relates to gaming, mostly in person or via chat. Often to help a fellow Clan Lord player iron out the cases where someone on their connection is watching video or their local network (usually a WiFi LAN) has maxed out its bandwidth.

I have been long meaning to write this out. But rather than reinvent the wheel, I found this well illustrated guide explaining QoS while trying to help yet another CL player understand how to fix his “someone watching Netflix is causing too much lag to play” syndrome.

Note: manufacturers call it various things: QoS, Port Priority, “Gamer class/grade”, even “Media Router” etc. It’s all basically the same thing: prioritizing ports to guarantee certain types of traffic is prioritized by port number to guaranty a certain level of quality of that service.

One of the gifts I received this year was an AppleTV. I had been wanting one since they came out, but was waiting on 1080P support. I was actually recommending it someone as something to go with the iPads he purchased, and he gave me one as thanks for the recommendation and help with technical support. Airplay Mirroring, for those that do not know, is the ability to show what is on screen on a 2011 or newer iOS device on your television.

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