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When QoS is functioning, and FreshTomato is routing packets, this menu displays a table containing:

  • A list of all active TCP and UDP connections managed by the router
  • Each connection's source and destination IP address and ports
  • The QoS class currently applied to each connection
  • The rule that triggered those class applications
  • The amount of data transmitted and received by each connection

If the table is empty:

  • QoS could be disabled
  • CTF could be enabled, (it interferes with QoS) or;
  • There may be no traffic being routed through your router. This can happen if it is being used as an
    access point (AP) or switch, (for LAN-to-LAN, instead of LAN-to-WAN connections).


The Filters section contains options to show or hide certain IP addresses display in the table (to reduce confusion). It also has settings to adjust how network hosts are displayed in the list.

Show only these IPs: Here, specify the IP addresses of network hosts you want to be displayed in the table.

Exclude these IPs: Here, specify the IP addresses of network hosts you don't want to be displayed in the table.

Exclude Gateway traffic: Enabling this hides gateway traffic. This is usually local, unclassified traffic to your router's web server.


Exclude IPv4 broadcast: Enabling this excludes (local) IPv4 broadcast traffic such as ARP requests.

Exclude IPv4 multicast: Enabling this excludes (local) IPv4 multicast traffic such as video streaming.

Auto resolve addresses: Enabling this automatically resolves IP addresses to their DNS names in the table.

Show shortcuts: Enabling this causes shortcuts to show in the table that let you click on which host addresses you want to show/hide.

Clicking Refresh will make FreshTomato retrieve current information and update the page accordingly.

Clicking Stop will stop automatic refresh of the page (if it was enabled).

You can choose an option in the Refresh Every menu to select how often the display will automatically refresh.

QoS Details Notes

The information on this menu is useful for verifying that QoS is working correctly on your network.

For example, as a series or troubleshooting steps, you might:

  1. Place a VoIP call from a phone on your network
  2. Find connections originating from your phone's local IP address (under Source IP)
  3. Watch the data transfer amounts climb to verify the VoIP connection
  4. Verify that connection is properly classified in QoS as “VOIP/Game”.

If that connection displays as “P2P/Bulk”, you might try to use the protocol and port information to create a working rule to catch that traffic and classify it as VoIP. Alternatively, if those are too random, you could search the Internet for information to help you create an L7 filter for it (in Access Restrictions).

qos-detailed.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/21 02:34 by hogwild