"Either your LAN or WAN interface doesn't support ALTQ." Not correct message



  • Hi!
    pfSense 1.0.1
    I have 2 wan and 3 lan.
    I want do traffic shaping on WAN from LAN3 (OPT2).
    Driver for WAN is fxp.
    Driver for OPT2 is vr.
    Both of them should be supported.
    But when I go into Traffic shaping, I got message:
    "Either your LAN or WAN interface doesn't support ALTQ. The wizard cannot continue."

    What I should do to change it?
    Is it anyway to enforce traffic shaping?

    Regards,
    Hans



  • The message is obvious.  Your NICS do not support ALTQ.  Search the forum, this has been gone over in quite detail even with listing of nics that do support ALTQ.



  • Can you give me some suggestion about 32-bit PCI network cards with ALTQ for 100MB and for 1 GB?
    Some popular models, easy to get.
    I will buy new.
    Now I use Intel Pro/100,Realtek8139.And a vge(realtek gigabyte??) one.

    Regards,
    Hans



  • Ok. I found solution for my problem. It seems that webGUI insist that LAN and WAN lan cards has to support ALTQ.
    I recognize it as a small bug because it should check if any of 2 lan cards (wan,lan,opt?) can use ALTQ, not only LAN and WAN.
    My bad luck that from my 6 cards, built-in 1 GB (for my LAN) doesn't support ALTQ. And I don't shape my LAN traffic.

    Regards,
    Hans



  • Quit using Realtek cards.  If you stick with Intel, 3COM, and Linksys cards, you should be OK.  I even shut off my integrated Realtek card on my PC and put in a Linksys I had.  Not only do Realteks not always support ALTQ, but they can have realworld throughput speeds up to 50% less than than the ones listed above.



  • @charincol:

    Quit using Realtek cards.  If you stick with Intel, 3COM, and Linksys cards, you should be OK.  I even shut off my integrated Realtek card on my PC and put in a Linksys I had.  Not only do Realteks not always support ALTQ, but they can have realworld throughput speeds up to 50% less than than the ones listed above.

    hmmm….. I have tested rl (realtek) cards and seen throughput of 92Mbps using m0n0. They may not be the best, but they are not as bad as you make out. Maybe some rl cards are bad, but I haven't seen them.



  • @sai:

    hmmm….. I have tested rl (realtek) cards and seen throughput of 92Mbps using m0n0. They may not be the best, but they are not as bad as you make out. Maybe some rl cards are bad, but I haven't seen them.

    They are bad, I've seen enough go bad in servers, its not worth the money you save, if you are going to use your box anywhere but home, pay the extra bucks for an intel or 3com.  A lot of others just aren't worth it.



  • Recent Realtek Gigabit cards are nice.  The ones with the bigger buffers.


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