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Hey I just got a Netduma R2. I was wondering why should the congestion control be set at 70 percent of your internet? I have 1 gig down and upload so docking off 300 is a bit right? Please let me know what I should do, thanks!

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Hey, welcome to the forum!

It's our recommended starting point yes but we suggest people find what works best for them. With your speeds you don't really need to do that as you're unlikely to experience local congestion. You can also set it to Auto Enable so it only applies when gaming where you barely need any bandwidth. The reason it works that way is to prevent your connection becoming saturated by preventing a % of the connection being used

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Ok, that makes sense. Ill just keep it at 1000 on control congestion. As for QOS, what would you reccommend for my ps4 and pc? these are my 2 mains devices on the net as i play/stream. This is what I have set to now but please let me know if I should change something. 

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You can leave Bandwidth Allocation at default, as share excess is enabled it will give bandwidth to the devices that need it the most and as mentioned gaming barely uses any bandwidth, less than 1Mbps in most cases so doesn't need ~450Mbps. 

The Traffic Prio is fine, Classified Games would cover it but the rule is fine.

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Ok, sounds good. I have reset it. Does this look right as it does in the image? As for QOS, is there any point of having it on then since i have it at full speeds for my internet?

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It depends on your in-game experience really, if you're experiencing any lag or packet loss in-game you may find that limiting your bandwidth and enabling QoS will be useful, but if you're not getting these symptoms then you don't necessarily need to use it.

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Is there any point of enabling congestion control or should I have it enabled? I feel like its causing my ps4 to lag but I am not sure

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It's unlikely you'll get congestion with your speeds, give it a try with it off and see if you find it any better. Traffic Prioritization would still be good to use though!

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You should really test it but usually a FTTH fiber line is not very prone to bufferbloat.

 

Question to Netduma team is can we get a better description of what various Traffic Prioritization rules do? Ie what is covered in stuff like WorkAtHome and such. Also what does the selector for 'Apply to WAN' do?

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32 minutes ago, Bert said:

You should really test it but usually a FTTH fiber line is not very prone to bufferbloat.

Question to Netduma team is can we get a better description of what various Traffic Prioritization rules do? Ie what is covered in stuff like WorkAtHome and such. Also what does the selector for 'Apply to WAN' do?

If you click the ? icon next to Work At Home for example it will tell you what it covers e.g.

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Apply to WAN applies the same priority information tags to packets going out to the ISP. The ISP may just ignore these tags, but you may see a performance improvement through using these tags.

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You mean 802.1p/DSCP tags?

 

Does that mean they are also supported on the internal network? Ie managed switches have the possibility to run in port based mode or run 802.1p tags. It matters actually since some unmanaged switches will still use these tags, ie Netgear ProSafe XS508M.

 

Also sadly we don't have the ? button on XR500 .120 beta.

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Just to clarify, It would not do much for console users other than applying QoS across the entire network on inbound traffic, but for PC users there is ways to add these tags from their system so basicly you could run end to end QoS if your switches support this.

 

I think it's a bit academic but I like tinkering with stuff lol.

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Hi @Bert, I''m a developer that works on that area

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You mean 802.1p/DSCP tags?

Yes, that's right.

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Just to clarify, It would not do much for console users other than applying QoS across the entire network on inbound traffic, but for PC users there is ways to add these tags from their system so basicly you could run end to end QoS if your switches support this.

This is a very good idea, in fact we wrote a piece of software that does this on Windows, we are in the process of getting our code signing certificate approved by Microsoft - on that note, would you like to be a beta tester once its through?

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1 minute ago, Netduma Kacper said:

Hi @Bert, I''m a developer that works on that area

Yes, that's right.

This is a very good idea, in fact we wrote a piece of software that does this on Windows, we are in the process of getting our code signing certificate approved by Microsoft - on that note, would you like to be a beta tester once its through?

Hi @Netduma Kacper

 

Yes for sure.

 

You can add DSCP tags through windows registry manually but having a tool maks it a lot easier.

 

As it is now, are DSCP tags kept on inbound traffic to LAN?

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3 hours ago, Bert said:

Yes for sure.

Cool, we will let you know once it is ready.

3 hours ago, Bert said:

You can add DSCP tags through windows registry manually but having a tool maks it a lot easier.

Yeah, the current windows solution isn't very convenient.

3 hours ago, Bert said:

As it is now, are DSCP tags kept on inbound traffic to LAN?

We don't modify those tags outside of the user defined prio rules so they should be preserved on the forward path (on packets not destined to the router), including traffic between devices on your LAN.

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What I actually meant specifically, do these tags get added by the traffic prio rules, and are they kept on traffic going from the router to LAN?

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23 minutes ago, Bert said:

What I actually meant specifically, do these tags get added by the traffic prio rules, and are they kept on traffic going from the router to LAN?

All inbound traffic (between devices and from WAN to LAN) matching a given prio rule will get tagged. This will also applies to outbound traffic if you select 'Apply to WAN'.
Hope that answers your question, please rephrase if I missed something.

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