Help.. Soncwall firewall slows my Comcast to a crawl...?!

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I just upgraded to Comcast from DSL.  The Comcast line was tested fine
at 2.8MB/bps download (without Sonicwall) connected directly to the
cable modem, but when I put the computers behind the Sonicwall SOHO2
firewall, it slows to 200kbs!

I can't figure out why?!  Anybody heard of this problem?

-James


Re: Help.. Soncwall firewall slows my Comcast to a crawl...?!
James Wong wrote:
> I just upgraded to Comcast from DSL.  The Comcast line was tested fine
> at 2.8MB/bps download (without Sonicwall) connected directly to the
> cable modem, but when I put the computers behind the Sonicwall SOHO2
> firewall, it slows to 200kbs!
>
> I can't figure out why?!  Anybody heard of this problem?
>
> -James

Check your intrusion settings on the firewall.  Logging each and every
intrusion will slow your effective speed to a crawl if minor,
unimportant intrusions are logged continuously, since there are untold
numbers of minor intrusions (port scans, etc) per second.

Q




Re: Help.. Soncwall firewall slows my Comcast to a crawl...?!
wrote:

>James Wong wrote:
>> I just upgraded to Comcast from DSL.  The Comcast line was tested fine
>> at 2.8MB/bps download (without Sonicwall) connected directly to the
>> cable modem, but when I put the computers behind the Sonicwall SOHO2
>> firewall, it slows to 200kbs!
>>
>> I can't figure out why?!  Anybody heard of this problem?
>>
>> -James
>
>Check your intrusion settings on the firewall.  Logging each and every
>intrusion will slow your effective speed to a crawl if minor,
>unimportant intrusions are logged continuously, since there are untold
>numbers of minor intrusions (port scans, etc) per second.
>
>Q
>
thanks for the reply.  I'll give it a try.  but I don't think that's
the problem because I had the exact same settings when I had DSL and I
had pretty good speed (1.5Mbs).  I only change the IP address and
nothing else on the firewall.

-James



Re: Help.. Soncwall firewall slows my Comcast to a crawl...?!
James Wong wrote:
> wrote:
>
>> James Wong wrote:
>>> I just upgraded to Comcast from DSL.  The Comcast line was tested
>>> fine at 2.8MB/bps download (without Sonicwall) connected directly
>>> to the cable modem, but when I put the computers behind the
>>> Sonicwall SOHO2 firewall, it slows to 200kbs!
>>>
>>> I can't figure out why?!  Anybody heard of this problem?
>>>
>>> -James
>>
>> Check your intrusion settings on the firewall.  Logging each and
>> every intrusion will slow your effective speed to a crawl if minor,
>> unimportant intrusions are logged continuously, since there are
>> untold numbers of minor intrusions (port scans, etc) per second.
>>
>> Q
>>
> thanks for the reply.  I'll give it a try.  but I don't think that's
> the problem because I had the exact same settings when I had DSL and I
> had pretty good speed (1.5Mbs).  I only change the IP address and
> nothing else on the firewall.
>
> -James

Try powering down both the router and the modem, leaving the modem off
for a minute.  Power up the modem, and when it is booted completely,
power up the router.  See if that helps as it sometimes does when
changing the equipment connected to the router.  The router should be
set up for DHCP on the WAN (Comcast) side, not a static IP, also, unless
you have paid for the business-class account.

Q




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