Ok I'm a bit new to Pfsense, however i really like the solution so far. I am a IT consultant and have setup some hosted PBX solutions for some of my customers, however i can never seem to get good call quality or good bandwidth control. Here is my setup
HOSTED PBX in a DATA CENTER, which by the way works great it's kind of like ring center, but it basically a asterisk server.
DSL MODEM in bridge mode
PFSENSE Firewall on a dell machine
5 IP Phones
My connection speed is 5MB down and 390KBS up.
I have tried to setup traffic shaping for voip, however when i run a speed test on the upload test i get breaking voice sounds. Also i have a user in my office who likes to use I tunes and other bandwidth hogs. I have done some research and someone said to setup my voip Ques to point to the public ip address of my hosted pbx, however i seem to have no luck on this. So i was wondering if anyone has successfully got this to work. I am running 1.2.3 and it's a open sandbox so i can reset or reload the router at any time. If anyone has sugestions i will be more than happy to test.
Anybody have any thoughts on this?
What VoIP rules have you put in? Are you seeing your VoIP traffic match when looking at Status - Queues?
I have tried every which way and still no luck. I have used the wizard, I have tried playing around with the limiter ect. Let me give you some more information on my setup since we are going to be moving in 2 weeks. Basically we are a computer repair shop, our new site is going to have 16MB's Down and 1.5 MB's up. There are only 4 of us at a time on the phone the rest of the time it's things like, downloading service packs, sending emails, watching you tube, streaming news and I have one sales user who is just a bandwidth hog. So, before i give up and just get a separate DSL just for phones. I figured i would give this one last chance.
Our Hosted PBX in a Datacenter "10.2.10.2.0" SIP Traffic Only
Pfsense Computer "WAN Port" Box is a p4 1GB RAM <–-- Cable from modem
Pfsense Computer "Lan Port" ------> Cable going to Dell Switch
Basic 10/100/1000 Dell 16 Port Switch
Cisco 7970 IP Phone's "Using ports 5000-6000
Now I am a total green back here when it comes to QOS or traffic shaping, however. Based on my tests, I have ran the wizard and setup everything to the best of my knowledge. To test this i would start a phone call and then go to speakeasy.net and start a speed test. "Trying to simulate a tons of traffic on the network" sure enough download doesn't really effect voice quality, as soon as the upload starts that's it the voice breaks up ect, also i have started a continues ping on my computer to a public ip and every time I run this test the delay in ms goes way up like 300ms and once in a while it will drop a packet.
There has to be a way to cleanup the internet, so that we can be downloading, uploading and talking on the phone without quality dropping. If i come into work and a user is uploading a file to a ftp site and the phone rings isn't there a way to allow the voice packet higher priority and slow down the ftp upload without dropping packets.
Just remember when you reply I'm more of a Active Directory, Exchange, Administrator not a network guy, however i'm trying to learn as much as i can here.
Just noticed this relatively old thread - is the OP still affected/interested?