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 From:  Fred Grayson <fred underscore grayson at yahoo dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] WRAP/ALIX platform running 1.33 - seeing limited download bandwidth
 Date:  Fri, 04 May 2012 14:51:24 -0400
On 5/4/2012 2:37 PM, David Cramblett wrote:
> I recently changed my internet connection from Qwest/Century Link 20M/896K
> DSL to a Comcast Business Cable which is netting about 55M/45M.  However,
> when I run a speed test through a LAN based computer connected to my WRAP
> based m0n0wall system, I was seeing only 16M down/35M up.
>
> I checked my interfaces to make sure they were configured at 100Mb-Full
> Duplex, and everything looked good.  It seemed really odd that I was still
> seeing 35M up, but only seeing 16M Down.  I reset the Comcast SMC modem, my
> "dirty" WAN side switch and my m0n0wall WRAP router - just to make sure
> everything was cleaned up but still saw the same results.
>
> Despite the 35M upload I was seeing, I decided my old WRAP platform must be
> "dated" and ordered a new 500MHz ALIX board.  It arrived yesterday and I
> replaced the router and now I am seeing about 10M down/35M Up.
>
> I re-checked the interfaces, still showing 100M-Full Duplex. Whenever I
> plug my workstation into the dirty WAN switch (bypassing m0n0wall) I
> immediately get the 55M/45M speed result.
>
> I tried a factory reset of settings and used DHCP on the WAN side, same
> speed result of 10M/35M.
>
> I am at a loss to what my problem is.  I couple of things worth mentioning:
>
> 1. I built the old WRAP system many years ago and have just been upgrading
> the firmware over the years.
>
> 2. Since WRAP and ALIX both use the embedded image, I assumed I could just
> plug my CF card into the new ALIX board and all would be fine - it seems to
> be working fine.
>
> 3. I think the old image is just setup on an 8Mb partition of the CF card,
> but it's actually quite a bit larger card - not sure if I should upgrade
> the partition size - shouldn't be a speed related issue though.
>
>
> Here is a link to a copy of my status.php.
>
> http://pastehtml.com/view/bwystheel.html
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> David
>
>
>

There have been some speed related oddities with Comcast. See if what is 
discussed here helps any.

http://forum.m0n0.ch/index.php/topic,5620.msg17054.html#msg17054