Very slow user interface on new setup



  • Hello,

    Recently I upgraded from a PCEngines alix2d13 to the PCEngines  apu1d4. I did this because I wanted to setup wireless and wanted gigabit. My WAN connection was being limited by the 10/100 network.

    I used to run the alix2d13 on a Transcend CF card and overall the user interface was quick and snappy. There were some issues such as waiting for a reboot to happen it wouldn't refresh so you had to do that manually. Not a big deal though.

    Now on the apu1d4 though I am just running it on a plain Trancend SD card.  The interface is so slow. Everything takes forever.  There's no lag on the wired connections it's really just the user interface. I am running the most up to date version of pfsense

    Does anybody have any ideas?

    I also have a lot of trouble with my wireless but I'll make that a different post.



  • Do a search, latest version is slow on config changes with some cards, I'm looking at replacing SD cards in my customers' firewalls with mSATA cards once I've done some testing.



  • Now on the apu1d4 though I am just running it on a plain Trancend SD card.

    I would more have look towards to use a mSATA or SSD otherwise perhaps a SATA-DOM that
    would be giving you the ability to do a full install of pfSense, together with the option to enable
    TRIM support and PowerD (hi adaptive) that might be a better or faster acting system than now.

    The interface is so slow. Everything takes forever.

    My personal mind will be the same as the one from @The Computer Guy,
    together with some cards pfSense might be having some problems at this time.

    There's no lag on the wired connections it's really just the user interface. I am running the most up to date version of pfsense

    This might be but if you are able to set up and install pfSense on a mSATA or even a SSD
    to do a test it would be also the best at this time as I see it right. Because if this is pending
    on a problem coming together with some drives you could work it out easily on this way.

    Does anybody have any ideas?

    Leave the miniPCIe slot with the SIM card free, insert a mSATA in the miniPCIe slot connected to the
    SATA Port and insert like you want a WiFi card in the last miniPCIe slot!

    I also have a lot of trouble with my wireless but I'll make that a different post.

    As I mentioned above you might be not able to use all miniPCIe slots as you want and for all
    miniPCIe cards you want in each of them. The miniPCIe slot connected to the SATA Port should
    be only used to insert mSATA drives in it. And in the miniPCIe slot connected to the SIM slot
    mostly only modems should be inserted and the the last free slot you might be inserting all
    other miniPCIe cards such as WiFi cards. So you prevent from many more trouble that could
    not be solved.


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