Qos for video Conferencing

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Holleran.Kevin, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. I am the IT Admin for a company just getting off the ground. That
    being said, the IT budget is relatively limited (extremely limited
    actually). My superiors are trying to go the cheap route in most
    aspects (as you may have been able to see if you have read any of my
    previous posts). I am looking at a NetGear 48 port switch for just
    under $300 but it is unmanaged and provides no QoS, VLANs, etc. Down
    the road, they want the ability to use video conferencing over the T1.
    Will it be a large problem without being able to implement QoS on the
    switch? Currently, only 35 of the 48 ports will have traffic and it
    will be utilizing connectivity for Internet and to our lone server
    running a whole slew of services included with Microsoft SBS.

    Holleran.Kevin, Aug 10, 2006
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  2. Hi Kevin,

    You may also wish to investigate the extremely active and robust Cisco
    Video over IP Forum.

    Video conferencing and IP/TV:


    Found at Cisco Systems Forums:


    Hope this helps.

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  3. Holleran.Kevin

    K.J. 44 Guest

    K.J. 44, Aug 10, 2006
  4. Kevin,

    You're welcome, pleasure to be of assistance.

    Please call End-User Cisco Pre-Sales Support Toll Free:


    or Email:

    sales_enquiry *at* external.cisco.com

    Cisco is very good at this.


    Brad Reese
    Cisco TAC Contacts Worldwide
    www.BradReese.Com, Aug 10, 2006
  5. Holleran.Kevin

    Rob Guest

    Is your T1 a private T1 (Frame, P-to-P, MPLS) to another branch? What
    are the routers on both sides?

    For a small company, I have found that QoS on the switch is optional
    but QoS on the router is mandatory. You may be able to live without
    it, depending on your traffic flow.
    Rob, Aug 11, 2006
  6. Holleran.Kevin

    K.J. 44 Guest


    Thanks for your response. Our T1 is simply an Internet T1 as we are
    the only branch. However, we have outsourced a large ecommerce project
    to three seperate companies and meet with them frequently via
    conference calls. My thinking was at this time with a 48 port switch
    with how small we are there will be no congestion in the switch at this
    time. The router is QoS capable.

    Thanks for your response.
    K.J. 44, Aug 11, 2006
  7. Holleran.Kevin

    smoove Guest

    I am running Sprint MPLS

    smoove, Aug 11, 2006
  8. Holleran.Kevin

    Sir Woogie Guest

    This isn't really enough information overall. Your limiting factor in
    bandwidth is going to be the T1. I'm assuming this 48 port is
    10/100Mbps based on the price. Think of it this way... You have 1.5
    Mbit T1 to the Internet. You have 100Mbps dedicated switching on each
    port internal. If you're talking to people over the T1, where do you
    think this bottleneck is going to occur first? :)
    Sir Woogie, Aug 12, 2006
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