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 From:  Bob Gustafson <bobgus at rcn dot com>
 To:  Monowall User List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Speed of the ALIX
 Date:  Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:15:11 -0600
On Jan 15, 2008, at 23:38, Chris Buechler wrote:

> On Jan 15, 2008 8:04 AM, Sebastian Davie <sd at clients dot ch> wrote:
>>
>> In Switzerland Cablecom has just introduced a new cable-internet
>> subscription with 25Mbit down and 2.5Mbit up.
>>
>> I am using the wrap1e203 with monowall 1.23b3. I only can get a
>> throughput / speeds of 15-17Mbit.
>>
>
> I doubt if it's your WRAP limiting it at that speed. With 1.2x and a
> WRAP, you can easily push over 40 Mb. For high packet per second rates
> common with applications like BitTorrent, that number is a bit lower,
> but still should be 25 Mb easily. Is the CPU at 100% when pushing
> 15-17 Mb?
>
> Also check Status -> Interfaces for any errors.
>
> How are you testing to say that you're maxing out at 15-17 Mb?
> Internet speed tests are poor indicators of performance on connections
> that fast. I have a 15 Mb cable modem and speed tests rarely show
> better than 5-10 Mb, but if I hit a really fast site (those are few
> and far between), or grab a popular torrent, I can hit 15 Mb no
> problem. I like to use Ubuntu torrents to test because they have
> several hundred seeds so you should have no problem pegging your
> connection.
>
>
>> Do I need to change hardware and get an ALIX board? Does anyone have
>> speed tests for any of the ALIX boards?
>>
>
> They'll do 100 Mb wire speed, but since the WRAP should be adequate
> for your connection, I don't think throwing more hardware at it will
> fix the problem.
>
> -Chris
>

I thought the WRAP had 10mb ethernet ports and the ALIX 100mb. Could  
that be a significant difference?