PfSense on Virtualbox gets disconnected
I'm making a test virtuallab with Virtualbox. I have red an article about building a virtuallab with the use of pfsense as a router.
I have installed pfsense on virtualbox with 2 network adapters. WAN is bridged on my host nic with IP 192.168.1.80/24 LAN is an internal network 172.16.10.254/24. The installation of pfSense went without problems. When I install a Windows 2012 Server and set pfsense as gateway it works correct. But I have a strange problem. I have an 120 Mbit Cable (Ziggo Netherlands) connection. I have done some tests on my test machine but the speed is not running on full speed. I also get disconnects. When I try to download a 1Gb test file from the internet it stops after a while. The speed drops and then the download stops. The Windows Updates also take a very long time.
Interfaces are set to 1000Mbit Full Duplex.
I don't understand what the problem is.
My modem is set to router.
Is this a known issue or am I missing something?
pfsense is running on Virtual Box 4.3.26 and has 256Mb ram and 2Gb disk.
I have done some testing and found out that it happens on HTTP downloads.
When I download a file from a FTP server the connection stays normal.
When I do a speedtest.net the test can't run full and stops with an error.
This looks like the problem I'm having.
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The Windows Updates also take a very long time.
Well, this is pretty much the normal case for everyone ;D
Are you running any extra packages like Snort or Squid etc?
Anything in your System logs, including the Gateway log?
Hello. I have no extra packages installed. Just a normal install to let it work like a router.
The log files I have to check.
I have also installed smoothwall as test and it doesn't have much troubles with speed test.net