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Research Question Help Requested

Discussion in 'Routers' started by CKeanResearch, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. CKeanResearch

    CKeanResearch New Around Here

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    Hi, I'm doing research on home router deployments for my class, trying to get a grip on how many are used compared to (for example) docsis modems. I'm curious as to sales volumes of home router products year over year, and the structure of QOS/SQM systems. Are you using fq_codel (RFC8290) underneath? If not, what does it use? Thank you!
     
  2. CrystalLattice

    CrystalLattice Regular Contributor

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    Its probably best to just employ your favorite search engine. this forum has basically become specifically focused on merlin-asus firmware, which is all fine and good. to paraphrase jim salter ,"it's great if you want to chance using firmware curated by one person, who's named after a mythical being."
     
  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Two different things. When you have a cable connection with a docsis modem, you also need a router to share that connection with multiple clients.

    You will have a hard time getting figures, as manufacturers don't tend to share that kind of information. You also have to take into account that some ISPs provide a router (or a modem/router combo) to their customers, while others will require end-users to provide their own.

    Not much uses fq_codel, because that scheduler only appeared in recent Linux versions. It's mostly used by third party firmware projects at this point, like OpenWRT, or by self-build routers. The vast majority of SOHO routers found off the shelves still use very basic SFQ queuing mechanisms. The situation might be different with business class products, but you'd have to check manufacturer by manufacturer to determine who uses what.
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Telling him to use a search engine instead of answering him certainly won't promote discussions of different topics...
     
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