I have done a number of speed tests, and they all report that both my
upload and download speeds are equal (around the 1380kbps range - when
measured at separate times)....
I think my mistake may be in not understanding the different speed units
used. I can't quite seem to get a grip on this!
I have also tried to ensure that my wireless is stable at speed. I
started to download a debian ISO as a test and cut my download speed
back until I saw no dropped packets over a 15 minute period.
At this download speed, Firefox reported that the download speed was
around 130KB/s, and the traffic meter on m0n0 was listing the download
The traffic shaper lists speed as Kbit/s..... I assume that this is the
same unit of measure as the traffic graph's Kbps?
-------- Original Message --------
From: Jeff Buehler <jeff at buehlertech dot com>
To: "C. Andrew Zook" <andrewzook at pdqlocks dot com>
Cc: Paul Taylor <PaulTaylor at winn dash dixie dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re:[m0n0wall] Does Traffic Shaper Suck??
Date: 04/10/2006 2:06 PM
> It sounds like you may be mistaking the download speed on a standard
> ADSL line (1.5 MB) as having a relationship to the upload speed. If
> you are, then the download is 1.5MB and the upload is likely 128-768k
> somewhere. If it is ADSL, then upload will also be affected by
> download, and vice-versa. If you have a slow upload (like 128k) then
> that will have a huge impact on everything you are trying to do, so
> you need to be clear on what your actual line speeds are.
> If your line really does do some sort of "auto-adjust" to provide a
> download of up to 1.5 and an upload of up to 1.5, then I have never
> heard of that and you will need to find out what is really going on.
> Traffic shaping only makes sense if you have a clear understanding of
> the potential speeds both up and down, and how they are going to be used.
> I think the confusion about specifics of your line is your first
> problem. After getting clarity on that, you can begin to tackle
> traffic shaping. Also, make certain your wireless is stable at
> certain upload/download speeds since wireless can shift around a lot
> based on distance, signal, etc.