Hi. I'm Tiny, new to the forums and seem to be experiencing a problem noone, or few others, has.
I have a fresh installation of pfSense 2.2.4-RELEASE (i386) running in a libvirt VM and bridged network-interfaces to allow access to both internal lan and external wan (each is physical nic, no vlan-magic). Most things run well. Downloads and uploads are in very high speeds, until I try to upload something bigger than 2mb per connection. Download is no problem at all, speedtest shows some of the highest speeds I've tested from this location. The upload-test doesn't even connect. I can browse the web just fine and download anything without a problem. But any upload above 2mb stalls.
Nothing except an out-of-the-box pfSense installation is on the machine.
Additional information: Moving large files from the VM itself is no problem.
i386 is a dead-end so you should be using amd64 if possible.
pfSense out of the box has no problems with speedtest.net that I've ever seen. I run virtual but under VMware ESXi. Do you have any extra packages installed? Some kind of funky network topology?
Unfortunately I messed up when installing my main server last time and it is running i386. I'm stuck on that until I can get some new hardware and be able to do a migration.
I have only installed freeradius3, though I haven't configured it and it shouldn't affect network speeds and connectivity.
I have a bit of a funky network topology, though nothing really spectacular:
I have 10/10 from my ISP limited by IP so I have set up a second router to let my servers go through so I game play my games and whatnot undisturbed. Most devices on my LAN have a static configuration and then I have a DHCP with small pool for guests and temporary devices.
Any ideas? Id be willing to sacrifice a small computer to the elders of the internet if it helps?
As a test, bypass the switch and other routers, and just connect your pfSense to WAN and LAN directly, then try your test again. Rule out the easy stuff first.
Must be something about libvert or its virtual NIC. pfSense has no problems with speedtest.
I'll try to remember this thread for when I've installed 64-bit and know if there's a difference
Thanks for the help :)
I run pfSense 2.2.4 under VMware ESXi 6.0. I just did a quick test and got 94 Mbps down and 78 Mbps up on my 100/100 link.
I just installed 32-bit pfSense on a physical machine and as expected it ran just fine.
Someday I might revisit this issue and see if I can find a working libvirt configuration, but for now this works.