On 12/2/05, Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net> wrote:
> OK. I have got 3 Intel Pro 100 S desktop NICs and put it in the m0n0wall.
> The speed improoves for 300 Bps from 3800 to 4100 KBps for download and
> 2800 to 3100 KBps for upload to server in DMZ. The only thing I see now is
> that CPU usage is very low at 1-2 %. I thought the transfer speed will rise
> more than this. I am also using Device polling.
> Is there anything else to do to increase throughput?
use a faster box. You're getting about 30 Mb through a P166 (consider
that's actually pushing 60 Mb, 30 on each interface). That's likely
about the max speed you're going to get through a box of that spec. A
Soekris 4501, 486 133 MHz, will do about 17 Mb, and a 4801 or WRAP at
266 MHz will do about 40 Mb. I'd be happy with 30 Mb for a 166. If
you were using Linux or a newer FreeBSD, you'd be lucky to get 20 Mb
through the same box.