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 From:  "Joe LaGreca" <lagreca at hotmail dot com>
 To:  "Falcor" <falcor at netassassin dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PPTP odd problems
 Date:  Thu, 5 Feb 2004 08:53:11 -0800
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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