Remote working makes you face some "challenges" regarding networking setup. One of them can be reproduced as:
1- download a big file 2- upload a big file at the same time 3- while both are happening, connect to mumble and try to speak to your colleagues 4- at the same time, do a "ping www.google.com"
You should see the ping goes very high. 50ms is the expected/acceptable, but with this experiment you will get very high numbers (500 for example, or even worse).
At some point, your connection gets "stalled" and of course, you cannot really have a conversation in mumble.
All this is caused by something known as bufferbloat. You can mesure that on dslreports.com .
In short, bufferbloat means that the buffers from your router get full and you can't neither download or upload.
But there is some hope!
There is something called Smart Queue Management that you can use with an openwrt router.
This hackweek project consists on configuring an openwrt router with SQM and test if the bufferbloat gets mitigated and so we can have a conversation with mumble at the same time we upload and download big files.
I will use this router:
Its price is 25€
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This project is part of:
Hack Week 14
This project is one of its kind!