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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

I've decided to implement QoS on my home network. Since we watch a lot of Netflix via the xbox I'd like to include that as a high priority connection. I did some quick looking around the internet and it looks like Netflix just uses port 80 for xbox streaming.

Can anyone confirm that port 80 is all that is used?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

According to portforward.com Netflix uses 80 and 443 http://portforward.com/cports.htm
80 = streaming
443 = authentication

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:05 AM

QUOTE (Wolf68k @ Saturday, Mar 10 2012, 19:21)
According to portforward.com Netflix uses 80 and 443 http://portforward.com/cports.htm
80 = streaming
443 = authentication

Makes sense...well sort of. Seems a bit odd to use 80 for the actual stream, but I guess they do that so as to avoid a bunch of tech support head aches thanks to people with different routers and settings(and understanding of configuring).

The very simple QoS I set up for the house is working as expected. No more complaints from the wife accusing me of stealing all the bandwidth.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

No they did it to make it simple and easy. 80 is better known for http.
You have to remember when they first started doing streaming it was on a Roku box and the browser.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

QUOTE (Wolf68k @ Saturday, Mar 10 2012, 23:26)
No they did it to make it simple and easy. 80 is better known for http.

Isn't that kind of what I was saying? One of my past titles was Internet Infrastructure Specialist - I'm pretty hip to port 80 tounge2.gif

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

Sorry must have read it wrong before. No idea what your past titles were.




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