The pipe at my house is 256 up. This happens when I'm not doing anything
but pinging and nothing/very little is even going over the connection. The
dropped packets actually seem to get better when something IS going over the
connection, VS. it just sitting there idle.
I am running WinXP at work, and have a 512 symetrical connection there.
Could this be a bug that was supposed to be patched coming back? Thank you
for helping me understand this.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Falcor" <falcor at netassassin dot com>
To: "Joe LaGreca" <lagreca at hotmail dot com>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] PPTP odd problems
> how big is the upstream from your house? you may be eating up all your
> bandwidth with the PPTP tunnel, then asking it to go back out of the
> same internet connection again to get to yahoo may be more then the pipe
> can handle.
> Also, what version of m0n0wall are you running? This sounds a little
> like the XP drop packet stuff that was fixed in one of the recent patches.
> Joe LaGreca wrote:
> >I have a m0n0wall setup at home with pptp turned on and setup. From work
> >when I make a connection home m0n0wall my networking become quirky. Here
> >a brief explanation:
> >I can ping www.yahoo.com fine before the pptp connection. Then I
> >and the pings continue for a few more seconds, then all of the sudden
> >start getting lots of lost packets, 50% or more. This is all before I
> >playing a mp3 over windows filesharing from home. Once the mp3 starts to
> >play, the pings improve to almost 100% successful. However once I stop
> >using the connection, I start loosing my pings again. When I disconnect
> >pptp connection the pings are perfect again.
> >The VPN works, its just web browsing and pings are slow and get lost
> >the connection when it isn't being used. Has anyone else heard of this
> >problem before? I'm hoping to get another m0n0wall at work and create a
> >hardware to hardware vpn. However until then, I need to get pptp
> >I would really appreciate anyones ideas. Thanks.
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