Linksys E3000 Bufferbloat

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My Linksys E3000 router has bufferbloat.  Testing at -

gave my router a bufferbloat grade of F.

Does anyone have experience with this, or similar routers?  Any configuration that reduces bufferbloat?

Is it fixable or is a new router needed?
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Posted 2 years ago

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Get an "IQrouter"  I changed mine out and it made a difference.  Was having a  LOT of receive "dropouts"
using Smartlink on the WAN and now they are gone.  There is plenty of info on the net about bufferbloat and the IQrouter.  I doubt very seriously that you will regret it.   73's
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Alan W4FBI

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And I have an IQ router for sale. It is great.
I switched providers and have to use their Modem/Router combination.
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Pse email me on price.  Address ok on QRZ.  I am still hoping the Linksys can get configured.
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Richard McClelland, AA5S

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I'm curious as to whether anyone has tried this router:  They seem quite proud of what it can do.
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Martin Ewing AA6E

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Plume seems to be a home mesh networking system, like Google WiFi and some others.  Its big feature is multiple mesh nodes that can cover a large house and support many users.  It's not clear how well that would work with Flex SSDR.  If you need wide coverage, or if you are competing with teenagers, this approach might help.  Anyone have experience with mesh systems for Flex?

I expect that a single good router will beat a mesh system for single user operation.  The mesh system could give better coverage, but has to have a negative effect on latency.