Ok lets start again from scratch. Please help me shape my network properly. :)



  • Hello all,

    I had a previous post where I'd set up some queues and was having oddities with speeds not matching anything close to what my set speeds were.

    I've decided to say screw the existing queues, create a backup, and start fresh.  I read that the Pfsense guys are recommending trying basic priq queues now using the wizard.  Ok.  Here is my setup and here is my problems:

    Setup:
    1 WAN connected to cable modem. 300 down 20 up.  Slightest bit of maxing out the line causes latency increase (100ms).  As expected with congestion.
    2 LANs. LAN (bridge of em1 and em2), WIFIGUEST (Vlan 3 on em2).  My WAP connects to EM2 and provides both normal and guest access this way.

    My activities primarily include gaming, livestreaming (lots of upload), VOIP (Asterisk), and a variety of "normal" traffic.  I also have crashplan cloud backups which I would prefer to be lowest priority/bandwidth share.  (I won't bother shaping SSH for work yet until I get the basics down.)

    I've tried removing all floating rules, and removing all queues. and I get 322/19 roughly on speedtest.net download.

    I've tested adding a PRIQ set of queues using the wizard for a single wan multi lan setup.  I Input my bandwidth settings, and leave everything to default. backups are NOT running currently, and a speed test with the wizard leaves me at a really horrible 30 meg down, 19 up.  30. Not 300. Very confusing.

    I'm not sure what's going on here.  something is not behaving correctly and it's driving me away from using pfsense because DD-wrt running on an old asus was able to shape my entire network correctly.  PFsense is much nicer and a better piece of software, yet I cannot properly shape traffic.

    Is it because I have a bridge as one of the lan options that it's causing wonky downloads to the lan? is it because of the network cards?  Help please. :(

    I'd prefer HFSC queues so I can set bandwidth caps, but I'll take anything that gives me normal speed.  I find it odd that if I specify 300/20 I get nothing close to it. Yet we use PFsense at my office with different hardware and have no issues there. So clearly something is wrong on my end, but the only difference is the bridge.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Why the bridge?  Get a switch.  The em driver is probably not causing your problems.



  • @Derelict:

    Why the bridge?  Get a switch.  The em driver is probably not causing your problems.

    The bridge is in place because I have a single port WAP  which handles two different networks (one vlanned one not) and it connects directly to the firewall to provide the proper segregation.

    I don't have a vlan capable switch currently, nor do I feel it should be necessary since only wireless would be in that network. However, for testing I may remove the bridge from the equation.  Just to test.



  • Possibly selected kb instead of Mb in the bandwidth entry?

    Using a limiter to divide bandwidth among clients?



  • @mcwtim:

    Possibly selected kb instead of Mb in the bandwidth entry?

    Using a limiter to divide bandwidth among clients?

    Confirmed it is set to Mb not kb.  Also no limiter in place no.  It's a fairly simple home setup with two lans. Unfortunately, some very bandwidth intensive items on that home LAN, but none at the time of testing to conflict.

    It's quite strange.

    It's more concerning this is not the expected norm, meaning there is something wonky with my config/setup.



  • Ok. I've removed the bridge. same issue.

    :(

    According to the docs it should only ratelimit if the queue is congested/contested right?

    Like it says I should have 60M for my "high" priority/bandwidth queue.  Yet, it seems to be limited around 170M.  :(


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