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  1. #1
    Untanglit
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    Default Download Speed Variance

    I have a new Untangle install that is showing a large variance in download speed, and I was just wondering if that is normal. I did not run speed test on the Sonicwall TZ190 it replaced (it's fried, so can't test it now). My hardware is overkill (see below) for this install, so I don't think it is the problem.
    We have two T1's and about 40 people behind the router. I am running Spyware, Anti-virus, Web Filter (porn only), Intrusion, Firewall, Attack Blocker, and Reports. Turning them on or off seems to have little noticeable effect on the download speed. Upload speed never varies.

    Speed Test Results (from DSLreports):
    Highest Download - 2351 Kb/s
    Download - 1174 Kb/s
    Download - 2154 Kb/s
    Download - 1219 Kb/s
    ...
    Lowest Download - 642 Kb/s

    Hardware:
    Dell r410
    Intel Xeon E5620 2.4Ghz
    6GB RAM
    Qty. 3 160GB HDD in RAID 5
    On-board Broadcom NICs


    Thank you for your time.

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    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    try running the test on untangle itself.

    are your T1 separate WANs or bonded? how is it setup?
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    Untanglit
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    The T1's are bonded.
    Dumb question - how do I open a browser from Untangle?
    Also, this router is in production, so I can't pull the lan cable and get a real speed test, but I'll try it after hours.

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    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    just launch the untangle client (which is a browser connecting to 127.0.0.1)
    then change the URL at the top to dslreports.com
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    just log in on the console. Most speed tests are going to require flash, which is not installed on untangle. Check you attack blocker logs, I bet the work station your running the speed test from is having packets limited or dropped, which will affect the test procedure.

    Also run speedtest.net, I find its more accurate than dls reports.
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    To be objetive, you need to test your untangle/links alone, without the load of your lan
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