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

Sebastian Moeller moeller0 at gmx.de
Thu Apr 20 09:43:35 EDT 2017


> On Apr 20, 2017, at 15:39, Dendari Marini <dendari92 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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. 

	Could you post the output of calling “tc -s qdisc” here on the list please? That should allow to figure out what you actually told cake to do ;0

> My connection isn't really fast (just 16/0.9 Mbitps ADSL)

	That uplink is going to be painful no matter what.

Best Regards

> 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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