You have to remember they're based on different kernels. Driver support
for your NICs and whether or not polling is enabled might be at fault.
Harri Hyyppa wrote:
> We had some testing with monowall 1.21 (generic-pc) and pfsense
> (whatever (1.0.beta1?)).
> Throughput with same equipment was somewhat interesting.
> With m0n0wall we got 10-12 Mbit/s, with pfsense we got 90-100 Mbit/s.
> Is there something that we did wrong with m0n0wall or is pfsense that
> much better? (Lan performance, bridged performance was almost same on
> either one)
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