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 From:  sleet71 dash m0n0wall at yahoo dot com
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Traffic shaper kills upload speed
 Date:  Wed, 18 May 2005 09:19:57 -0500
>Just did a new setup. The Traffic Shaper was just what I was looking for.
>But then I ran some tests, and found that my upload speed had been reduced
>dramatically. Prior to m0n0wall I was seeing 1200 down, 400 up.
>With m0n0wall I'm now seeing 50 kbit up. Figured it had to be a bad NIC
>or patch cable. Swapped all those, but no luck. So then I turn off the
>Traffic Shaper, and I'm right back to 400 kbit up.
>
>My hardware is an old Pentium II @ 266 Mhz, 128MB RAM.
>I used the traffic wizard, and it seemed to generate rules for a lot of
>P2P programs I don't use. So I removed most (except eDonkey & Gnutella)
>and left all the non-P2P stuff thinking there were too many rules.
>Re-ran speed test, and nothing changed.
>
>Is my hardware insufficient here, or what's the trick to using
>traffic shaper without it eating 90% of your upstream bandwidth?

Must apoligize for making such a stupid mistake. I've been fighting a cold
for the past 9 days, so I haven't been feeling the best.

When I ran the shaper wizard I mistakenly entered values as
KiloBytes, not KiloBits. As soon as I correceted the values on the pipes,
shaping began working normally.