pfSense slow internet throughput!
I'm just just install a fresh new pfsense 2.4.3 on a vmware workstation 14 virtual machine, it has 2 nics ports one for lan and the other for the wan, each nic port is gigabit capable and connect to the virtual machine through a bridge connection, the pfsense runs on a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770S CPU @ 3.10GHz
4 CPUs: 2 package(s) x 2 core(s)
AES-NI CPU Crypto: Yes (active)
and 8gb of ram
no packages installed, just a clean install of pfsense, my isp is at&t with the gigabit internet service, I setup the at&t gateway with ip passthrough to the pfsense.
So, having said that, the problem is, the fastest download and upload speed I can get is 200Mbs, not even close to the 940Mbs that the internet connection has.
I tried several things, that i have found in the forum for tune up the pfsense but still doesn't get any better.
Any help or clue will be appreciate
Gertjan last edited by
Did you test pfSense without using a VM ?
All NIC's are on auto-select speed ? Hardware offloading is off ?
No, I don't have a spare computer to test pfsense
Yes, all NIC's are on auto-select speed and yes hardware offloading is off
And also I prove it the other way around and still has low speed.
I followed the instructions, use VMXNET 3 adapters and have installed the Open-VM-Tools package.
After that I get around 500-900 Mbps (at times limited by other things) on far less impressive hardware.
Edit: Oh sorry, I didn't notice you used VMware Workstation instead of ESXI. Why is that, what's the reason for the installation?
Check Status -> Interfaces for In/Out Errors, if any replace your cable.
I get slow speeds on bare metal (ASRock J3455b and quad intel nic) with pfsense 2.4.3. It works fine on 2.3.5..... Maybe worth a try?
(update: also works fine on 2.4.4rc)
OMG, this network kills me... I tried tofix it somehow, but nothing helped, so i changed the provider.