[Cerowrt-devel] failing to find the "declared victory" in a current wifi router

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Mon Jul 6 21:02:11 EDT 2015

Hi, all,

I'm posting because of my recent frustration with the claim that
bufferbloat solutions have been "pushed up into the OpenWRT and
commercial routers.

I spent the bulk of last weekend trying to find a COTS WIFI router that
supported OpenWRT with bufferbloat (SQM) extensions.

I tried a Linksys WRT1200AC, and here's what I found:

	- Kaloz's 23-Apr-2015 build installs fine and comes up
	with a web server (LUCI), but does NOT include SQM

		- trying to install the SQM packages fails
		due to a kernel version incompatibility
		(for a 23-Apr-2015 build?!)

	- CC-rc2 doesn't have a WRT1200AC build
	presumably I should have used mvebu-armada-385-linksys-caiman,
	but it's not at all clear

		- and I'd have to install LUCI and/or reinstall
		factory firmware from the command line, and none
		of that is all that clear, esp. a recovery route
		that doesn't involve voiding warranty to wire in
		a serial port

Given the "declared victory" (http://www.bufferbloat.net/news/53),
perhaps someone one one of these lists can explain why there's no clear
information on a current device that supports a current build that
actually supports these fixes?

I.e., if you were trying to make this obscure, you're doing a very good job.




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