wheel - 11:46 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
My internet connection is my home/office internet + my kids computer + xbox plus our voip phone.
The kids computer, our internet, and the xbox are used relatively lightly. And I have a quality of service router. The problem is, I still get choppy VOIP phone calls.
I just looked at my router and realized that I also have my secondary DNS on this connection (my main DNS is on my webserver, hosted elsewhere). When I looked at the active connections there was probably a couple hundred active DNS requests.
Could using my connection for secondary DNS be causing my choppy VOIP? I wouldn't think DNS uses much bandwidth, but I'm on a 5mbit line which means about 0.5mbit upload - perhaps not enough?