[Cake] Getting Cake to work better with Steam and similar applications

Dendari Marini dendari92 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 09:39:14 EDT 2017


Not sure if this is the right place, just recently discovered about the
bufferbloat issue, so I'm still learning new things every day.

I bought an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X just for this and for the most part the
built-in Smart Queue (which uses fq_codel + HTB) works wonderfully but
there are some applications which still give me issues.

In particular I'm currently trying to resolve these issues with Steam,
which doesn't seem to be affected much by the Smart Queue. Someone
suggested to use Cake Cobalt, which I'm currently using, but I can't seem
to get any better result.

>From my understanding I should at least get fairer per-host bandwidth, but
when one PC is downloading with Steam the other will only receive ~15% of
the total bandwidth.

My connection isn't really fast (just 16/0.9 Mbitps ADSL) and I have only
two PCs connected via ethernet to the EdgeRouter X plus a WiFi access point
which is mainly used by smartphones. I haven't done any particular change
to the ER-X so for the most is kinda stock.

Any advice?
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