I just got a Netgear XR700 with the specific hope that the marketing about its gaming QoS was true.
It seems to not be.
I try BF1 without QoS and I get latency (and latency variation) free gaming.
I start up Netflix or YouTube on the same or a different PC and I see latency (and latency variation) symbols popping up and the experience is diminished.
I enable the traffic prioritization (specifiying port ranges, protocols and target machine) and the symbols come up even more, though it tells me it is now prioritizing thousands of packets.
I fiddle with bandwidth allocation (giving 100% to the gaming machine) and with the anti-buffer bloat settings (making sure, supposedly, that only 70% of max bandwidth is ever used). I still get latency issues.
Has anyone got a router that actually works to prioritise gaming such that some HD streaming on another part of the network (for example) doesn't effect it?
The XR700 appears to have no effect at all, QoS setup or not (in fact it seemed to make the symbols appear more regularly, but that could have been randomish).