[LEDE-DEV] [RFC 0/1] x86: Add support for the PC Engines APU2 Board

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 12:37:05 PDT 2016

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM, Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> wrote:
> On 10/16/2016 08:30 AM, STR . wrote:
>>> BQL + fq_codel kills bufferbloat at line rate (10,100,1000mbit) on
>>> ethernet cards. It also works if you have hardware flow control on the the
>>> ethernet.
>>> It can't do anything on downloads.
>>> If your connection is not at line rate  or the download is overbuffered
>>> (looks like 20Mbit here), you need a soft shaper like the ones in
>>> sqm-scripts (htb + fq_codel or cake) set 5-15% below the observed rate to
>>> win.
>> So I was misreading it. Thanks for clearing that up, this was tested on an
>> 8M down ADSL, I'll check out the sqm-scripts.
>>> Do you know of someone making a bigger better case for it? I'd like one
>>> with 6 antenna slots for just that reason - and better heat management.
>> This has been a gripe for everyone owning an APU2 it seems. 6 holes for
>> antenna? I know none.
> You can find $30 hand punches on Amazon/Ebay and their largest punch size is
> typically perfect for
> SMA connectors.  The APU2 case is easily punched since it is aluminum.
> https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-02612A-Multi-Purpose-Power-Punch/dp/B0002T87CW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1476634765&sr=8-3&keywords=metal+punch

Thank you for this tip! I hole punched my apu2s today for six
antennas. The largest size worked great!

Aside from mashing my thumb once... now I can't find the box where I
put all my spare SMA cables/connectors in... and I'm going around my
yurt looking for other stuff to put holes in....

> Also, I've run these systems at full load (500Mbps+) for 24 hours and though
> the case gets warm,
> system has remained stable.  A warm case actually means it is transferring
> heat...
> Thanks,
> Ben
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> Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
> Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com
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Dave Täht
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