Any input on best QoS router as suggested by RingCentral?

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I know they have a list of recommended routers and stuff, but i just wanted to hear from anyone who knows or has input on which QoS routers are easiest to work with. I may have to put one in for a new customer of mine with 25+ users so i was just looking to pick everyone's brains on which ones work best & easiest for someone who doesn't always put them in.
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I have never seen anything easier then Meraki.  We sell them with RC whenever possible.  I always put IP phones on a voice VLAN and QOS configuration on the firewall takes all of 5 seconds and looks like this:



24/7 phone support, extensive monitoring, troubleshooting and alerting features are all a big plus too.
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cool, thanks brandon i'm more of a phone guy than an IT guy but i'm learning haha, so any good intel i can get it helpful.
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I agree. Meraki makes setup a breeze. 
@Brandon Do you have QoS for RC's desktop or phone app?
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In theory, the "SIP (Voice") part of the rule should prioritize desktop and mobile as well.  the "192.168.250.0/24" part is an example of prioritizing a voice VLAN, but the desktop and mobile would typically not be in the voice VLAN.

In practice, a downside to Meraki is there is no way to monitor or see if the traffic shaping rule is actually doing what it is supposed to..
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I know this is an old post, but just for future reference, RingCentral has released a Meraki QoS guide for the MX64 which can in theory be applied to all the other merkai models.

https://netstorage.ringcentral.com/guides/meraki_mx64.pdf