a week ago
I know that internet speed tests will usually have a section in its results with a bufferbloat score......and for me it is always different, from low amounts to medium amounts and any site I check speeds against.
What I would like to know is......when would I actually know that bufferbloat is a problem for me on my network....if it even is a problem? What are the tell tale signs of possible bufferbloat issues if/when it happens?
Yes, DSLReports Speedtest is an easy and surprisingly accurate test (for a browser-based test). I offer two additional ways to measure your bufferbloat:
- The Quick Test - an intuitive test involving pinging a host while running a speed test. https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/bloat/wiki/Tests_for_Bufferbloat#a-quick-test-for-bufferbloat
- Flent - the "gold standard" test that bufferbloat researchers use to produce reliable, repeatable tests for their studies and for their published articles. https://Flent.org
Turn off the Smart Queues, do one of these tests, then turn it on to see the difference.