ALIX 2D13 THROUGHPUT PERFORMANCE ISSUES UNDER PFSENSE
I have a 2.1 pfsense alix 2d13 box that I can now only get about a megabit download rate with. Looks like something has happened with the configuration, can't figure out what.
By disabling Hardware Checksum Offloading, TCP Segmentation Offloading, and Hardware Large Receive Offloading, I get about 2 -3 Megabits.
I've tried uninstalling all modules - just running with a proxy now. With or without the proxy the throughput is the same. Baffled as to what it is, I've tried a long list of things already.
If I restore the exact configuration onto my backup hardware - same performance.
Any thoughts on what to try - I'm considering a factory default reset..
Resetting the config to factory defaults completely cures the throughput problem. :o
Besides just manually rebuilding things - any ideas on how to isolate what config item is causing the throughput degredation?
Thanks in advance!
When you say you're running with a proxy, do you mean Squid?
Check the logs for any errors.
Did it ever perform to expectations? We've seen some modems that for whatever reason don't play nicely with the ALIX, resulting in performance issues. Putting a switch in between the ALIX and the modem fixes. It's an unusual case though, maybe heard of or seen it a half dozen times and there are many thousands of ALIX systems out there running pfSense.