18% packet loss



  • Could this be why i am having up to 18% packet loss

    Last 50 in Gateways logs  ???

    Sep 19 13:11:49 pfSense apinger: ALARM: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** down ***
    Sep 19 13:11:50 pfSense apinger: alarm canceled: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** down ***
    Sep 19 13:12:20 pfSense apinger: alarm canceled: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:12:41 pfSense apinger: ALARM: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:13:02 pfSense apinger: ALARM: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** loss ***
    Sep 19 13:13:22 pfSense apinger: alarm canceled: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:13:33 pfSense apinger: ALARM: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:13:59 pfSense apinger: alarm canceled: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:15:16 pfSense apinger: ALARM: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***
    Sep 19 13:15:25 pfSense apinger: alarm canceled: WAN_DHCP(76.184.0.1) *** delay ***



  • That is the symptoms - apinger is detecting both latency (delay) and packet loss in excess of the values specified in the WAN_DHCP gateway parameters. Why you are getting that loss is another question. Try something like "ping 8.8.8.8" for a while from a LAN client and see if it is losing packets, then ping your local pfSense gateway IP… and see where the packets disappear/get lots of latency. Or maybe a big download was saturating your link at the time.


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