MX slowing down internet speed by 90 %

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braham2019
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MX slowing down internet speed by 90 %

Hi,

 

Recently I found that 'local' internet access is rather slow. When I run various speed tests (wireless or wired), it gives very bad results.

 

This is my (simple home) setup:

 

ISP = MX64 == Switch 1 == Switch 2

               /               /                 /.      /

            AP1           AP2          AP3   AP4

 

I have an MX64 with direct WAN connection as firewall, and then two Cisco switches as LAN switches. There's a Gbit uplink from switch 1 to MX via "Trunk port". The second switch is uplinked to switch 1 via Etherchannel (2x Gbit). All cabling is CAT5e. All MR are visible on the switches with Gbit speed.

 

I have MR33, MR18 and MR76 access points. They all run the latest firmware for the specific model.

 

I did some speed tests:

- directly plugged into the ISP modem: 295 Mbps (maximum configured in modem is 300 Mbps)

- from a computer located in switch 2 to a computer in switch 1, I get Gbit speed (940/975 Mbps)

- from a wireless client connected to AP4 or AP1 to the internet: 40 Mbps

- from a computer located in switch 1, switch 2 or the MX to the internet: 30 Mbps

 

When I run a Dashboard Throughput test from any MR, I get 15 Mbps. When I run the same test from the MX, I get 260 or 280 Mbps.

 

It seems to me the MX is slowing down internet traffic seriously. I didn't have this before (say last week) and I wonder it this is due to a recent update ? I am running the beta version MX 18.103 at the moment.

 

Any thoughts ?

 

Does it make sense to revert to (older) stable firmware ?

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braham2019
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I guess I solved my own problem. I changed firmware from beta to stable RC MX 17.10.2 and the issue is gone.

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braham2019
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I guess I solved my own problem. I changed firmware from beta to stable RC MX 17.10.2 and the issue is gone.

BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Awesome thanks for sharing, I was going to suggest traffic shaping. The MR18 is very old so you might want to think about replacing that at some stage. 

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