Downloading intensly slows everything else + Traffic Shaper problem.



  • Bit of a 2 in 1 thread here:

    I have a ADSL2+ internet connection that can download about 1900KB/s - I have just moved from a cable provider that was about the same spec.

    If I am downloading a file from a web page and try to continue browsing the web - web pages load very, very slowly.

    The same happens if I'm downloading, others on my network won't be able to play online games etc…

    As a test I've enabled the traffic shaper for the ports of a game that one person on the network plays (HON),
    I have noticed some errors on my rules but I am not 100% why they aren't working, I simply copied them from the wizards rules and changed the ports to suit the game.

    Log output:

    Nov 23 04:37:56 php: : There were error(s) loading the rules: /tmp/rules.debug:84: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:84: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:84: rule expands to no valid combination /tmp/rules.debug:85: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:85: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:85: rule expands to no valid combination /tmp/rules.debug:88: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:88: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:88: rule expands to no valid

    Nov 23 04:37:56 php: : New alert found: There were error(s) loading the rules: /tmp/rules.debug:84: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:84: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:84: rule expands to no valid combination /tmp/rules.debug:85: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:85: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:85: rule expands to no valid combination /tmp/rules.debug:88: port only applies to tcp/udp /tmp/rules.debug:88: skipping rule due to errors /tmp/rules.debug:88: rule exp

    Any help would be appreciated.



  • The shaper isn't quite working since there were errors in the rules.  You need to fix the errors before the shaper will start working for you to note an effect.



  • Does the ADSL modem have a full-duplex Ethernet connection? Does the pfSense computer have one, too? If not, both should be.

    Both ethernet connections should probably support 100Base-TX (or higher) just to make sure that there is never a moment in which the ethernet is the bottleneck.


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