I’m wondering about whether it is ok to freely apply bandwidth control and application prioritization when enabling Mitigate Bufferbloat, or if there is
potential for conflicts. If no conflicts, is there simply no benefit to running all 3? ex. either enable Mitigate Bufferbloat or apply application prioritization.
Firmware 8.1.0 build 4941
On a related note:
Is the interface support page 192.168.50.1/cgi-bin/MANGA/support.cgi mentioned in the manual? I haven’t read the manual cover-to-cover, but I didn’t see anything about it. I found it only in the forums, here (comment of June 9, 2019 with screenshot:)
If it’s not already, this should be in user documentation somewhere.
Before finding out it was possible enable Mitigate Bufferbloat, I tried to minimize voice & video chat lagging with just combinations of QoS options bandwidth control and application prioritization, putting the audio/video chat (ex. Skype) and streaming to high priority, and file downloads and a few others to low priority, and limiting individual bandwidth.
That seemed to help, but was definitely not a fix. Checking on dslreports, I was getting D or C for bufferbloat.
After finding out about the Mitigate Bufferbloat option, I removed all QoS options, and then dslreports returned bufferbloat scores of mostly A, some B and one C.
I got a big improvement, but it’s still not where I’m hoping I can get to. I have sometimes still been getting high loaded latency (in the high 100’s of ms, once > 1s.)
I have been playing with applying again bandwidth control and application prioritization, results still to be determined.
I can’t see a problem with having Mitigate Bufferbloat enabled while applying bandwidth control, but are there any potential problems with doing that? Or
simply no benefit to running both at the same time?
I would guess (guessing since I don’t know how the code works) that having Mitigate Bufferbloat and application prioritization active at the same time could
see conflicts, so again - any problems doing that, or simply no benefit to running both at the same time?
Further, any problems with all 3 active at the same time?