Congestion control is a feature on the NETDUMA R1 which allows you to control your total bandwidth usage, how its distributed amongst your devices & prioritise your gaming.

There are three parts of congestion control:

What is Anti-flood?

Entirely unique and easy to use, Anti-flood eliminates congestion on your network like no other router in the world:

How will Anti-flood benefit me?

We have all been there. You have some free time to go online. Today is going to be a good day. But not for long. Perhaps your brother is streaming an HD video, your sister is uploading photos to Facebook or your house-mate is torrenting.

Whoever it is, it’s your worst nightmare. Your Internet is drained and, to make matters worse, you’ve probably had a full blown shouting match.

With NETDUMA’s patent-pending Anti-flood, you can say goodbye to these household rows. We have solved local congestion once and for all. You can now download, upload, stream and game with no increase in ping. Even better, your family and friends will not be adversely impacted, meaning everyone in your house wins.

Isn’t this just like QoS?

For over a decade, good routers have prioritised data on your upload stream. This is usually referred to as Quality of Service (‘QoS’). The problem with QoS is people usually download far more than they upload. This is why your connection is usually asymmetric e.g. 20mb down, 2mb up.

So we tore up the manual and started again.

After three years of hard work, we have written an algorithm like no other. Anti-flood works on both your upload and your download traffic and on any connection speed, no matter if you are rocking a 50mb+ connection or you are slumming it on a <5mb connection. Not only will Anti-flood minimise latency, it will also minimise lag spikes and packet loss.

(Note for the techys: this algorithm is not an AQM derivative and unlike anything seen before.)

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We have thrown absolutely everything we could at our Anti-flood and it truly does eliminate congestion, taking effect in a matter of seconds. Make sure you view the demo video above if you have not already done so. Keep in mind that Anti-flood cannot increase your overall download or upload speed – that power only lies in the hands of you and your ISP.

What is Device Prioritisation?

Optimise your connection by easily controlling how your download and upload bandwidth uses your connection:

How will Device Prioritisation benefit me?

With Device Prioritisation, you decide how much of your upload bandwidth each device uses through a very simple interface.

If you are a gamer you can simply allocate all of your bandwidth to your gaming devices such as your Xbox, Playstation or PC.

If you are a streamer, you can also allocate your bandwidth to your streaming device, ensuring no one in your home can cause you to pixelate or buffer.

Any unneeded bandwidth is automatically given to the other devices in your home, ensuring your family and friends are not adversely impacted.

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You will see the effect immediately, and it does not just have to be used for gaming. For example, you might have a video conference call, a large YouTube upload or the need to share bandwidth fairly among house-mates.

Make sure you read about our unique Anti-flood feature, which achieves a similar effect by eliminating congestion in your home on both your download and your upload. Paired together, these two features will mean those household arguments about who is hogging the bandwidth will become a distant memory.

What is Hyper-Traffic?

Hyper-Traffic guarantees that your gaming traffic will always be at the front of your connection, ensuring it is NEVER caught in a queue in your home’s network:

How will Hyper-Traffic benefit me?

To achieve the best possible gaming connection, your gaming traffic needs to travel across the Internet as fast as possible. If other devices in your home are using the Internet, there is a high risk that your gaming traffic will be caught up in queue, even temporarily. This is a particularly big problem if you live in a busy household where many devices are active.

Hyper-Traffic ensures you will never need to worry about this again, as your gaming traffic is automatically pushed to the front of your connection:

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Your NETDUMA router contains the world’s best QoS thanks to the patent-pending Anti-flood and Device Prioritisation features.

These features ensure there will never be queuing throughout your connection. Hyper-Traffic completes the package by ensuring that your gaming traffic will always be prioritised, regardless of the device it is running on.