When I first got Ooma, the call quality wasn't the best, either upstream or downstream. Then I read about adjusting QOS settings. (By the way, my Ooma is connected directly to my modem.) I adjusted my QOS settings as follows:
My ISP upload speed is 1.25Mbps, so I set Upstream QOS to be 1,000 kbps.
My ISP download speed is 3.5Mbps, so I set Downstream QOS to be 3,000 kbps.
After I did that, everything worked great for a day or so. Then my downstream quality (when the person on the other end of the phone call is talking) started sounding bad. I checked, and my Downstream QOS had reset to 0. I put it back to 3,000 kbps, and everything was fine for another day. Then it reset to 0 again. I've done this probably four times now. The Upstream QOS stays at 1,000 kbps, but the Downstream QOS keeps resetting to 0.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I doing something wrong?
Thank you so much.
So if the action that fixed my upstream problems is inappropriate due to my bandwidth, and the option that seems to fix my downstream problems is going away, what other options do I have?
Can you please check my settings to see if there's anything else I can tweak to improve my call quality?
Oh! I just reread my original post. I made a mistake in that post. My ISP download speed is 3.5Mbps, not 1.5Mbps. I'll edit the original post.
When I'm on the phone with someone, their voice will sometimes become robotic and digital-sounding. And sometimes, their voice will cut out completely for a moment. As for upstream, I believe the complaint was that the person on the other end would hear an echo in the conversation. But that was fixed by setting upstream QOS to 1,000 kbps.
And my latest speedtest (8:40pm, June 4, 2017) looks like this:
Packet Loss: 0%
And, if it matters, I'm in North Carolina, USA.
I have about 15mbs up and 250mbs down. I'm on the east coast server.
As long as I put my Qos at 8192, people can hear me well and I can here them.
But at least every day or two, the Qos is reset by Ooma to 0. When this happens
other people say they can't understand what I am saying and I frequently hear them\
with much distortion.
Tom, you said this is not needed, but for me, you are incorrect.
I don't know what to do. I've had the Ooma for years, but have been putting up with the constant garbling.
Maybe I need to go to a Google Voice hardware box.
Half the time I can't send faxes unless I change the Qos from 0 to 8192. I'm sick and tired of having to log into the machine and mess with it this frequently.