XG Home firewall is throttling my bandwidth. I was able to get ~900MB download on a speed test from my computer through the ISP modem (connected directly). When I was connected through my home router (wired) without the XG home firewall in the network I would get ~880MB download. When I put the XG firewall into the network I now get <300MB. I checked all the traffic shaping configurations that I could find, but I could never get it to where it should be. Is there any traffic shaping configuration that I missed or configured wrong? Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Protectli Vault FW2b
SFOS 18.0.6 MR-6-Build655
try after you turn off the IPS.
XG115W - v19.5 GA - Home
Test machine - Asus P10S-i E3-1225v5, 6gb, 4 intel NICs, v19.5 GA
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Turned of IPS in the firewall rule. Still only have ~240MB download.
Not the rule, leave that on, I am talking about the IPS in the GUI.
Okay... Where is that located? I was looking for it, but could not find it. In the mean time I will turn it back on.
never mind that last response. I checked it and nothing is applied. When I looked at the actual policies, I disabled the LAN-WAN general, the general policy and the LAN-WAN strict. When I checked the speed, it dropped down to <200MB.
Please post your firewall rule.
I didn't know which part you wanted, so I captured these.
The rule looks okay, though I would tick log the traffic to assist with debugging the issue and try using the web proxy. Please describe your XG hardware.
What site are you using to perform your speedtest?
He mentions in the post "Protectli Vault FW2b" which has a J3060 CPU - a 5 year old, dual core 1.6ghz celeron processor.
I didn't realise that was his hardware.
Given my ISP provides me with 1GB bandwidth, what would be the best specifications for hardware to run the Sophos XG home firewall software? Would a Intel Celeron Processor J4125 Quad core 2.0 GHz be something that I need to look at?
What about Intel Celeron Processor J3160 Quad core 1.6GHz?
for home use the recommendation is the fastest CPU you can get without going above about i3, you don't need computational power. I use a XEON.