Issues with school Chromebook and Sophos Web Gateway



  • I've got a fairly plain pfSense box running on an old HP desktop with a Q9300 and 8GB of RAM.  I ripped out the old GPU and stuck a PCI-E Broadcom dual-NIC into the x8 slot.  One problem I run into is with my children's school Chromebooks.  Only when they are using those Chromebooks with Sophos Web Gateway extensions do they have problems accessing Google Docs.  The Chrome browser forces them to reload constantly.  Other browsers on our home PCs don't do this, nor does it happen if they go to Google Docs without logging into Chrome (logging into the site instead of the browser).

    If I roll back to my Linksys router, there is no issue.  I can't tell where to start looking for problems, and I'm frustrated.  I'm not sure if I should look at a different PC to run this, to put it on a laptop, or find a different router distro.  Any suggestions?  Might I need to do Broadcom specific tuning?



  • Perhaps if you ask in one of the many support forums, General Questions for example, someone might have an answer for you.



  • Thanks, I'll do that.