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# 175857 14-Jul-2015 09:18
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Recently setup a machine (Core2Quad on Intel DQ65CB with a 2 port Intel Gb NIC) with pfSense to replace the Huawei I've got - with the old unit I was getting around 700Mbps down speeds, with the pfSense setup I get about 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up.

Going back to the Huawei, speed goes straight back to normal.

I've configured the pfSense machine to be on VLAN10 with PPPoE, same as I have in the past for other fibre connections.  I'm obviously getting traffic passing through the firewall, CPU and RAM aren't maxing out, no firewall rules, no traffic shaping, just a very plain setup for a start.

I'm suspecting there is something else going on in the setup that I'm not aware of - the fact that it looks to me as though it has dropped back to effectively a 100/50Mbps connection suggests that the configuration for Gigatown may be slightly different to the normal UFB connections.

I should also mention that this is on a Spark provided Gigatown plan.

Anyone got any suggestions?

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  # 1342769 14-Jul-2015 09:31
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In the big scheme of things a gigatown connection is no different from a regular connection.

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  # 1343284 14-Jul-2015 20:06
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Get a Ubiquity Edge router lite. Use it to terminate the PPP tunnel. And remove the VLAN tags. And only use PFsense for firewall and NAT. The Edge router does PPP and VLAN in hardware. So will be alot faster. It can do gigabit easily. It can't do gigabit over IPV6 though. It will be between 100 and 200 for IPV6.

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