Pfsense default speed cap?



  • Hi,

    I've got a 500/500Mbps fiber internet connection at home. I run pfsense as a VM on a vmware host.

    The thing is, the pfsense VM doesn't seem to route more then 250/250Mbps. I've already checked my connection; My ugly Archer C7 does 500/650Mbps on speedtest.net

    I've already given the pfsense VM more resources (lots of ram, lots of vCPU, but when I do a speedtest, CPU and RAM isn't doing much at all (it would seem), still i'm not getting more bandwidth then 250Mbps.

    Anyone have any ideas?



  • We experienced a dramatic slow down on network throughput after migrating from esxi 4.1 to 5.1.  This wasn't just internet traffic… it was all vms.
    I advise some throughput tests from vm to vm, physical client to vm and then physical client to pfsense vm, vm to pfsense vm.

    We've migrated our pfsense vma to a physical one and haven't witnessed any throughput issues.


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