Downloading torrents killing internet
First what i have on the pfsense;
500 download 10 upload
q6600 4GB ram
and 500 GB HD
When i am downloading torrents even with slow download and upload speeds internet browsing is
not working and sites wont open, when i stop downloading it comes back.
I have tried fresh pfsense install with nothing except adding interfaces to it setup and getting the same problem.
When i switched the pfsense with DDWRT router the problem is gone and i can surf while downloading torrents.
What could be the problem ?
Are you saturating the upload link when that's happening?
You probably need shaping of some sort. Just enabling codelq may be sufficient. For example:
500/10 wow... Can you even hit 500 with only 10 up? Just the acks alone would suck up quite a bit of that pipe..
Torrents would kill that with such a limited upload if not highly contained..
I have 500/50 - I don't torrent from this connection. I torrent on a seedbox, and then just download to my PC from... This is going to be a better solution all the way around if you ask me with such a limited upload. And now you don't have to worry about your isp and any sort of "stuff" you might be downloading via torrents ;)
Just my opinion..
Nope upload is not even hitting 30kb.
Like i said on DD WRT this is not happening.
And yes i know 500/10 sucks but the best i have here i wish it had more upload for running VPN etc.
What could be the problem ?
Visit http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest and check.
Did the test BufferBloat is B.
Quality is A.
Getting 470 dpwnload 9.8 upload.
While running the torrent plaque ?
Nope i just ran again while downloading torrents go this message:
"Failed to get servers available. Something may be blocking requests error:23
The browser failed to fetch the list of available servers. Either your connection went offline or there is a proxy or other browser extension blocking the test. If this error occurs after a successful test then there is probably a temporary resource exhaustion in the browser, OS or router."
when i was able to run it 11 connections failed and 6 successful.
Ill try the codelq and report result with it.
I think doing a codelq scheduler and 520Mb in Traffic Shaper on the WAN improved a lot although not perfect but much better while downloading.
Buffer bloat was A with codelq.
Do several tests with an "up queue" (limited at 10Mbit ?) - start using values like
and also a little bit above and beneath.
i did 9500 on the upload and now its working with much smaller delay.
Buffer bloat is now A++ while downloading torrents.
I used this youtube video to set it up.
Nice. Did it help with connectivity whilst torrenting?
yes it helped thanks for tip.
I started learning now about traffic shaping to see if i can do more to improve
performance and just to learn about it for fun :)
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