Status->Queues Bandwidth wrong?


  • So I've been playing with Traffic Shaping in the office with our new SG-4860 and I'm observing intermittent performance problems where the gateway can go into packet loss and then Offline (technically online but status reports it over I think 1 second gateway timeout).

    During these times of intermittent traffic shaping hell, the Status–>Queues will show me something like this:

    Interface WAN                    Bandwidth
    Root Queue                        340.83Mbps
        qInternet                        340.83Mbps
            qACK                          8.45Mbps
            qDefault                    304.01Mbps
            qOthersHigh                28.22Mbps
            qOthersLow                471 bps
            qRDP                          154.59Kbps

    Interface LAN
    Root queue                        291.31Mbps
        qLink                            12.57 Mbps
        qInternet                      278.73Mbps
            qACK                        1.22 Mbps
            qOthersHigh              276.80 Mbps
            qOthersLow              92 bps
            qRDP                        710.18 Kbps

    Any idea what's going on? These numbers should be impossible. Our business internet speed's are pretty horrible: 25Mbps down, 2Mbps up at the moment.

    Edit: pfSense version is the latest, at 2.3.



  • I got fed up with the same problem - it seems the web page can't keep up with the queue updates, and it backlogs something chronic.

    Instead, try connecting to pfSense using PuTTY, and call the pfTop command: pftop -s1 -v queue. It updates a lot faster.
    (reference: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Traffic_Shaping_Guide#View_Queues_with_pfTop)

    Here's a pretty picture (attached). I have one WAN, two LANs, which is why the existing 5 Queues are repeated 3 times, once for each interface.



  • @moikerz:

    I got fed up with the same problem - it seems the web page can't keep up with the queue updates, and it backlogs something chronic.

    Instead, try connecting to pfSense using PuTTY, and call the pfTop command: pftop -s1 -v queue. It updates a lot faster.
    (reference: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Traffic_Shaping_Guide#View_Queues_with_pfTop)

    Here's a pretty picture (attached). I have one WAN, two LANs, which is why the existing 5 Queues are repeated 3 times, once for each interface.

    Yeah, I have never trusted the queue stats either.

    FYI, you can view pftop via the GUI. Diagnostics->pfTop :)