Traffic shaping limiter killing internet connection
I upgraded from 2.0 to 2.1 and I'm having trouble setting up a limiter on my WAN connection. I have copied the configuration over the 2.1 and things are not working as previously.
A bit of background. I am using a DOCCIS 3 cable mode to access the Internet. I have noticed if I saturate the outgoing connection (4.5mb/s) I start getting horrible packet losses. (And download speeds would tank from 120mb/s to 8mb/s during high send traffic.) After discussing with my ISP they said this was normal and expected. (!)
To fix this issue I set an outgoing speed limiter to 4.1mb/s. This resulted in no packet loss and very fast download (120mb/s) and upload speeds (4.1mb/s)
I upgraded to 2.1 and decided to start from scratch reconfiguring everything.
So I have setup a Limiter called LANSendLimit with the following:
See attachment: limiter.jpg
I then setup a rule as follows:
See attachment fwrule.jpg
The moment I make this rule active Internet access immediately stops. No traffic gets through. Oddly DNS requests to the pfsense box also drop.
This is exactly how I setup upload limits on 2.0 yet 2.1 results in dead Internet! Help! I'm really frustrated right now.
Thanks in advance
I have a setup with limiters both in and out. I think I once tried to remove one of them and traffic stopped. That sounds like your situation.
If I am correct then just create a 120Mbit limier and add it as the other limiter, that you expected not to use.