Internet Bandwidth



  • Hi, guys

    My question is: How PFSense "knows" my Internet speed?

    For example, I have a 50MBps Internet link, which is attached to my PFSense on a 1GBps Lan Port. How it "knows" that the link is 50MB and not 1GB? Did I have to set it, if so, where?

    This question is related to Load Balance. This is the Link Priority explanation:

    "The priority selected here defines in what order failover and balancing of links will be done. Multiple links of the same priority will balance connections until all links in the priority will be exhausted. If all links in a priority level are exhausted then the next available link(s) in the next priority level will be used."

    If PFSense don't figure it out that the link is 50MB, it'll never be exhausted and the Load Balance will not work.



  • Have you checked out Tweak using Weight?

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-WAN



  • @dyox:

    Hi, guys

    My question is: How PFSense "knows" my Internet speed?

    For example, I have a 50MBps Internet link, which is attached to my PFSense on a 1GBps Lan Port. How it "knows" that the link is 50MB and not 1GB? Did I have to set it, if so, where?

    This question is related to Load Balance. This is the Link Priority explanation:

    "The priority selected here defines in what order failover and balancing of links will be done. Multiple links of the same priority will balance connections until all links in the priority will be exhausted. If all links in a priority level are exhausted then the next available link(s) in the next priority level will be used."

    If PFSense don't figure it out that the link is 50MB, it'll never be exhausted and the Load Balance will not work.

    It doesn't know

    Load Balancing
    When two gateways are on the same tier, they will load balance. This means that on a per-connection basis, connections are routed over each WAN in a round-robin manner. If any gateway on the same tier goes down, it is removed from use and the other gateways on the tier continue to operate normally.


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