Help me understand traffic graphs



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    This graph screenshot was taken right after running a Speedtest through Speedtest.net. The speed test first tests the download speed, followed by the upload speed.

    On my WAN graph, I see a spike for inbound traffic, followed by a spike for outbound traffic. This is what I would expect when testing download followed by upload.

    On my LAN graph (labeled here as trusted) however, I see that the download test gets recorded as outbound traffic, and the upload test gets labeled as inbound traffic.

    Why are these inverted? Should they not match up? Do I have something configured incorrectly, or am I just not understanding how traffic flow is graphed?


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    Incoming WAN traffic gets pushed out of LAN to your PC.

    -Rico



  • Well when you put it like that, it's so obvious. Thank you!


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