Firewalla Gold: PPPoE performance in comparison to DHCP WAN

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    Firewalla

    We do aware there are random issues with PPPoE performance, and that is dependent on the service provider, and the test used. For example, we have been working with a very nice customer from Canada, and on his system, he can get wire-speed while testing inside the firewalla (gigabit), but if he is outside of it, he gets around 700mbit download and close to gigabit when uploading. I also do remember we have another case from a service provider in the US (likely century link) in which the performance hoovers around 600 to 800 down.  

    In your case, 400 is a little too low. I just created a ticket, and I'll get another developer to take a look.

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    thernus

    Hello Support,

    On my googling of my issue I came across this, I just transferred from a Static Routed IP provider to a PPPoE provider and with SQM off I get the full line speed (550/50Mbps) but with SQM (with rate limiting on and off as well) on get around 300Mbps throughput with a FWG.

    With the previously provider I was on a 1Gbps plan and SQM (with rate limiting) took about 50-75Mbps overhead but otherwise worked fine.

    I have tried stable/beta and alpha and even a FWG factory reset was on alpha at the start and with the other provider, I don't really want to remove the FWG and would prefer not to transfer to another provider as its a decent price for the service so far.

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    Brett O’Brien

    I can only hit about 500Mbps on my Centurylink 1 gig PPPoE connection with my FWG. I was able to max it out on both the router they provided and the TP-Link AX20 in PPPoE mode. Pretty disappointing since I'm loving the FWG otherwise.

    UPDATE: Looks like most of the hit for me was from smart queue. When turned off I get 800Mbps.

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    thernus

    I ended up just switching away from the PPPoE provider and over to a IPoE/DHCP provider so I could use SQM without the massive throughput hit, its a real shame this is still an issue on the FWG.

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