Why My PfBox is going slow dows?



  • Hi. I am Rashed from greece. I am using PfBox with ADSL2+ 24/1 mbps connection on a internet cafe where i have 20 pc. It was everything fine for last 15 days but not it seems to me my pfbox performance going down. I mean it not consistent speed.i am trying to fix it but i cant fixing it due to dont know what is the problem. as far as i know sitting is everything ok. cause when i start it at morning it seems ok. but when time goes it showing slow down on performance. plz i don't want to lose pfbox. cause i saw how it well work with me for last 15 days. i am really want to use pfbox as a my primary router. so plz bro try to help me out. i will wait for answer



  • What happens if you leave it running overnight - is it slow first thing in the morning?  It could be a problem with the network being busy and nothing to do with pfSense.



  • no. every day my pfbox run arround 15/16 hours. at night it always stay off. the problem start around from 2 days before. everyday when i start my pfbox at morning it seems pretty ok. but as time goes it seems cant pick up as it should be or i can say as it was before. u know before it always run consistently around 15 mbps. but now days at morning its ok but later it stuck around 6 or 7 mbps. but during slow time if i try to check my speed through something download it goes my normal speed at 15 mbps. but when people try to do normal surf the net. it dont pick up. people tell me that its taking time to load pages or taking time to load online streaming and stopping. and i also check with traffic graph. it stuck below 2 or 4 mbps or sometimes go above. but not consistent. but if i download something this graph jump to 15 mbps. thats why i am asking what is the  problem. plz help me. i dont want to lose pfbox. its a great and i am helpful of this project. i will wait for answer.



  • I'm afraid that your posts are really hard to read - please try using paragraphs and capital letters.

    Can you try leaving it running overnight.  Are you using squid?



  • SORRY BROTHER FOR MY POOR WRITING. AND NO I AM NOT USING SQUID. AND YOU KNOW WHAT IS MY PROBLEM? THE PROBLEM IS PERFORMANCE IS NOT SATIABLE. I ALWAYS CHECK HOW IS GOING MY PERFORMANCE. TODAY ALSO WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING IT GOES MY NORMAL SPEED. BUT WHEN I TRY TO NORMAL STUFF. LIKE BROWSING WEB SITE AND WATCHING MOVE, MUSIC ONLINE STREAMING. IT CAUSING PROBLEM. ITS DON'T TAKE TOO LONG BUT IT IS NOT RUNNING AS IT WAS BEFORE. THAT'S WHY I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS MY PROBLEM. I JUST WANT TO SAY ITS NOT CONSISTENT ON PERFORMANCE. I AM FEELING IT. YOU KNOW BRO WHEN I SEE THE TRAFFIC GRAPH IT SHOWS SOMETIMES BELOW 5 OR 4 MBPS. BUT THAT TIME IF I DOWNLOAD SOMETHING IT GOES 15 MBPS. MAY BE YOU CAN THINK THAT OTHER PEOPLE NOT USING THAT MUCH BANDWIDTH THAT'S WHY IT STUCK ON 4/5 MBPS. BUT ITS NOT LIKE THAT. WHEN MY ALL COMPUTER GET BUSY AND ALL CUSTOMER TRY TO LOAD HEAVY STUFF THEY ARE GETTING SLOW AND IT TAKES LONG TIME TO DO THE TASK. BEFORE IT WASN'T LIKE THAT. ALL THE CUSTOMER COULD DO WHAT EVER THEY WANTED TO DO. SO PLZ TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO IF I NEED TO SOLVE THIS. I WILL FOLLOW THE ADVICE. TAKE CARE ADVANCE THNX…..



  • Upper and lower case please, and learn to use paragraphs.  Reading a single block of text is a pain (and if you hadn't noticed, nobody else is responding to your posts).

    My advice, given twice, is to leave it running overnight and see if you're still seeing the problem in the morning, when it's normally acceptable.  Keep in mind that your download speed (bandwidth) and responsiveness (latency) aren't connected.

    If it is, then the problem is with your ISP.



  • As u Said I did it. i mean I let it to run over night also. But the result is no good. Still it taking time to load any web page. Its don't take too long. But its taking longer than normal.

    For example Though its taking time to load pages but when its load the page(you tube, movie site, online music) its ok with the video and other streaming. cause there is no stopping. its rum smoothly.it seems to me it just taking time to load the pages.

    my question is how can i find out whats the problem. If there is something need to configure then i will do it. Plz brother try to help me. I will wait for the answer…..



  • So, you reboot the pfSense host and immediately things improve?



  • Run through the traffic shaping wizard again….when you get to around the 5th or 6th page....which is named "Raise or lower other Applications"...stop there...scroll down the page...and give higher priority to the following:
    StreamingMP3
    RTSP
    Web HTTP
    and DNS

    Complete and apply the wizard.



  • For Mr. Cry Havok . now no. but before when i did restart my PFsense after i saw it works pretty well. but now nothing. all the time same. even i select lower download and upload speed on traffic shaping for latency.
    But still same.

    For Sir. yes i did it before and now also. but nothing to seems going well. Even 2 days before i couldn't run TCP Analyzer from speed guide. but now i can though. but other things r not going well. i will wait for u sir. take care



  • Things to check include:

    1. States - are you running out (see this thread)

    2. Processor load - what's your load?

    I'd also suggest you search for "pfsense slow" and review the threads to see if you're suffering from a common problem.



  • hello. Mr. cry Havok. ok i am giving you my information as you wanted to know. My State lave is right now like dis 868/10000.
    Processor Load = CPU Usage. Then its just 1/2 % like dis.

    and about that Threads. ok right now i will search and try to get information about slowness.

    Anyways thank you very much for helping.
    Take care and ba bye….



  • It doesn't sound like your pfSense host is the problem.  I'd suspect that the problem is with the ISP.



  • Yes You are right Mr. Cry Havok. i got the solution. And the Problem was with My Modem. It couldn't handling higher MTU Value. Now i fix it.

    And my web pages loading much faster then before. all are now going perfectly.

    One thing I learned never Doubt on PFSense Box. Its really awesome.

    Many many thnx for Pfsense Forum member those who continue supporting people. and Of course For PFSense. Its really such a stable and reliable project.

    Thank you all…..



  • No disrespect intended but you have also learned how to post in a way that we can all read as well  ;D


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