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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Traffic Shaping Configuration
 Date:  Thu, 21 May 2009 13:56:44 -0500
Jessica Aguilar wrote:

> I am having some problems trying to get the traffic shaping to work.
> I have a soekris 5501-70 with monowall.
> I enable traffic shaping and I use the wizard and set the bandwidth a

> Downstream
> speed 
> kbps
> Enter the speed of your WAN downstream link here.
> Upstream
> speed
> kbps
> Enter the speed of your WAN upstream link here.

> But we still have problems maxing out all the time the pipe plus I found
> some problems since I add the traffic shaper I receive more complains
> about not able to get online all the time and very slow.  Not sure if is
> related that what I am trying to find out. Maybe I am missing a step in
> order to traffic shaper works. I think I create like bottle necks
> somehow. 

You have to be slightly under what you actually have, or it can actually 
make things worse.  This can be a real problem with "burstable" 
connections, and you can't count on the burst speed.