[Cerowrt-devel] SQM Question #3: How shall we recommend people set their upload/download speeds?
richb.hanover at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 23:33:24 EST 2013
QUESTION #3: How shall we recommend people set their upload/download speeds?
Although we have already spent a lot of time on the list batting around ways to think about this, it seems to me that there are only two choices for recommendations, especially given that most people looking at CeroWrt are in a “TL;DR” mind set:
1) If you don’t have an accurate sense of your actual link speed (e.g., you haven’t done a link speed measurement), you should take your provider’s published specs, knock them down by 15%, and enter those values in the SQM Basic Settings tab. [Or should they take an additional 15% off that already reduced value?]
2) If you have done measurements of your link speed, you should enter values that are 95% of each direction’s measured speed.
Is this the right recommendation?
NB: In the Details… section, we can recommend ways to measure current link speeds, encourage people to make the measurement during quiet times, link to the “Quick test for Bufferbloat” page, etc. for those who want to dig further.
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