Speedtest.net



  • Hi guys I am a new pfsense user I just installed pfsense coming from ASUS AC87U  and netgear x4 routers  and I am loving pfsense so far, will do donation as it is worth doing so. Any way I have 1 strange issue  when I try speedtest.net and by the way I am from Malta on my ISP server I get download error could not read file, when I try other servers I get MY full down speed 104mbps down and 4.25mbps up I tried other  router and worked fine, apart from that all downloads work great and no download problems in any way



  • Any help please?


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    what do you mean when you try other servers??  Other servers for speedtest.net or other speedtesting sites?

    If your lan rules are any any which are default, and your not using snort or proxy pfsense doesn't give 2 cents to what server you would be going to..  http traffic is http traffic, so if your having issue with a specific site it would be your connection to that site or that site and nothing to do with anything you have done on pfsense.



  • @johnpoz:

    what do you mean when you try other servers??  Other servers for speedtest.net or other speedtesting sites?

    If your lan rules are any any which are default, and your not using snort or proxy pfsense doesn't give 2 cents to what server you would be going to..  http traffic is http traffic, so if your having issue with a specific site it would be your connection to that site or that site and nothing to do with anything you have done on pfsense.

    Thank you for your reply about the speedtst server I meant other servers on speedtest.net example my isp  server in speedtest.net is madlina and when I hit begin nothing happens and after a while I get a error trying to download file, when I try different server on speedtest.net example Marsa (Malta) it works ok, I also tried speedtest.net with Madlina in my android app and it works fine, something the the browser I think is happening, but the confusing part is when I hook up a other router the test works fine on the same server, pfsense is everything default as I have a fresh install, by the way tried the same test in a hp laptop using chrome with the same error



  • Hi this is a little late but I found the problem.  I solved this problem by disabling dns resolver and enabling dns forwarder



  • I know that can make a difference with YouTube because they have a global CDN that needs to route to the correct location, but I find it questionable that speedtest, which lets you select the exact server, shows a difference.



  • @Harvy66:

    I know that can make a difference with YouTube because they have a global CDN that needs to route to the correct location, but I find it questionable that speedtest, which lets you select the exact server, shows a difference.

    Actually I re enabled resolver but specified a opendns in dhcp server  and the problem was fixed. something wrong is in the  resolver default dns



  • @Harvy66:

    I know that can make a difference with YouTube because they have a global CDN that needs to route to the correct location, but I find it questionable that speedtest, which lets you select the exact server, shows a difference.

    Yeah. The diff there would be doing your own recursion (as done with Unbound by default) vs. relying only on your configured DNS servers for recursion. For some things, that certainly will make a difference. I wouldn't expect any difference for speedtest.net though, unless the system couldn't do recursion on some domains for some reason. That's likely the reason though, enabling forwarding mode in Unbound would give an equivalent config and likely work the same.



  • @Chrismallia:

    something wrong is in the  resolver default dns

    No, something is wrong with your connectivity more than likely which prevents doing your own recursion from working correctly in some case(s). See my last reply.



  • @cmb:

    @Chrismallia:

    something wrong is in the  resolver default dns

    No, something is wrong with your connectivity more than likely which prevents doing your own recursion from working correctly in some case(s). See my last reply.

    Hi thanks sorry missed your last reply.  So could you kindly tell me hoe to go about it? or explane it better  Thank you



  • Here is a pic without opendns




  • Try enabling forwarding mode in Unbound, that'll likely make it work and narrow down why it happens. The other possibility is Unbound validates DNSSEC, if the domain involved there has broken DNSSEC, it'll resolve via resolvers that don't validate DNSSEC (dnsmasq, OpenDNS, etc.), but not from ones that do (Unbound, Google public DNS, etc.).



  • https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=107947.0 I had a TOPIC there and thanks to johnpoz  he found the problem wich is from the ISP dns


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