Bandwidth impact

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    Firewalla

    Likely you are hitting a compatibility problem, or something related to installation.  Can you describe your network a bit?  

    1. what router are you using?

    2. where are you plugging Firewalla

    Also using a raspberry pi to test may not be a good idea.  Even the latest 'gigabit' raspberry pi is limited due to the usb interface to the ethernet.  

    BTW, if you want your network information remain private, feel free to send an email to help@firewalla.com

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    Firewalla

    so far we have seen following reduce speed

    1. Gigabit negotiation.  We have seen one case where the Asus router is not negotiating gigabit with Firewalla.  Updating its hardware did the trick.  And another case where the switch used was not stable, keeps on alternating between gigabit and 100 megabit 

    2. Router Compatibility: you can find more info https://firewalla.com/compatiblity  example, if you are using the Linksys velop and not turning off acceleration, your speed will be reduced to less than 150 megabits. 

    3. Installation: we have seen cases where the user plug firewalla into the satellite of a mesh system, which significantly slows down Firewalla (due to wifi connection)

     

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    F. Salzano

    Did you try disabling the family control feature ?

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    Firewalla

    @F. family protect won't limit bandwidth.   It is a DNS based feature. 

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    Jose

    I seem to be experiencing a similar behavior.  When firewalla blue is connected, it reduces my bandwidth about 75%.  Using ASUS RT-AC5300 with NAT Acceleration turned off.

    I have another network with another ISP using an ORBI RBR50, with another firewalla blue, and very similar results as with the ASUS.  I have excluded the satellites from monitoring per compatibility instructions.

    Any thoughts?

     

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    Firewalla

    What is 75% of?  The Blue is a 500mbit device.  And depends on your background traffic, and how heavy your rules are, it can be 450 to 560Mbit Range.   The beta branch may have faster speed. 

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    Jose

    My ISP gets me about 250Mbps sustained.  When I connect blue, and run a similar speed test, it is about 75% less.  

    Using beta.

    Traffic is very minimal when i do the tests.

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    Firewalla

    @Jose, can you send an email to help@firewalla.com, we need to have support access to look at your units.  The blue can easily clock at 250mbits.  The usual problems (we have seen)

    1. compatibility;  The Orbi's in your case should just work

    2. wiring: port/switch detecting as 100mbit instead of 1000 Mbits.  

    3. router configuration:  QoS was applied to certain ports/devices.  

     

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    Jose

    Got bitten by the port/switch auto detect issue. This is what caused my bandwidth to be a problem, but no more.  Thanks!

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