[Bloat] fixing bufferbloat in 2017
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Wed Nov 23 12:50:38 EST 2016
There is a company called Netduma which sells a product called the
Netduma R1 Router. It's main feature is reducing lag. It does this
through QOS and GEO-IP Filtering. (Limiting available servers to your
local region = reduced RTT)
It seems relatively popular in the gaming world, especially console.
It is based on OpenWRT Chaos Calmer: https://netduma.com/opensource/
It has an advanced QOS system that already uses FQ_Codel.
Here are the hardware specs:
I assume it has an ath9k.
Maybe they could implement the ath9k fq_codel and airtime patches.
The user base that buys this product seems like they would be more
familiar with setting up routers than the average person.
On 11/23/2016 12:31 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2016, Benjamin Cronce wrote:
>> If there is a simple affordable solution, say Open/DD-WRT distro
>> based bridge that all you do is configure your up/down bandwidth and
>> it applies Codel/fq-Codel/Cake, then all you need to do is drive up
>> awareness. A good channel for awareness would be getting in contact
>> with popular Twitch or YouTube gaming streamers. But I wouldn't put
>> much effort into driving up awareness until there is a device that
>> people can easily acquire, use, and afford. At first I was thinking
>> of telling people to use *-WRT supporting routers, but changing the
>> firmware on your router requires too much research, and many people
>> care about bleeding edge features. You need something that works in
>> tangent with whatever they are using.
> If Comcast sells you 100/20 (I have no idea if this is a thing), you
> set your upstream on this box to 18 meg fq_codel, and then Comcast
> oversubscribes you so you only get 15 meg up part of the time, then
> you're still bloated by the modem. This is not a solution.
> I don't think "buy $thing, install *WRT on it, configure it like this"
> is above most gamers, but I'm afraid we don't even have a working
> solution for someone with that kind of skillset.
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