Coronavirus COVID-19 is playing havoc with the internet speeds for many homeowners as people stay home from work. There are more people at home, more of the time and they are often having to access critical workplace applications as well as frequently use videoconferencing (Zoom, Teams, etc.) placing higher than normal demands on bandwidth.
Fq_codel Active/Smart Queue Management addresses these issues, reducing Bufferbloat delays and balancing competing bandwidth demands in home situations where customers are up against either their bandwidth limits or experiencing last mile cable/DSL contention from other homes.
I am requesting that Peplink please consider quickly completing the remainder of the work for fq_codel and releasing it in new firmware to address the Quarantine situation, just like what you are doing with Peplink’s commendable free SpeedFusion for 90 days.
Fq_codel was released over a year ago as the “Mitigate Bufferbloat” option in Beta 8 firmware. My understanding is that the uplink portion was completed, but the downlink portion was and still remains uncompleted. The fq_codel code is part of the Linux kernel which Peplink uses, so this is a matter of taking advantage of existing Linux capabilities.
Please see the lengthy “Need Active Queue Management for Bufferbloat (fq_codel)” product discussion for many more details and history.
Thank you for your consideration.