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  1. 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500

    I have a firebox x500 with AT&T DSL. We recently upgraded from 3 meg
    to 6 meg and some of the pcs will not run at 6. We are using web
    blocker based on ip. When I add PCs to the outbound group, it runs at
    6 meg. If they are not, they only get 3 meg. I cannot find anything
    restricting bandwidth (QoS or such) within policy manager. I have
    looked for hours. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    FYI- Watchguard is moving their support back to America! (Awesome!)
    Unfortunatly, tech support is pretty much unavailible. (not Awesome!)

    Thanks!!!!

    nate hewett


  2. Re: 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500

    In article <1192740142.331635.202120@v29g2000prd.googlegroups. com>,
    natehewett@gmail.com says...
    > I have a firebox x500 with AT&T DSL. We recently upgraded from 3 meg
    > to 6 meg and some of the pcs will not run at 6. We are using web
    > blocker based on ip. When I add PCs to the outbound group, it runs at
    > 6 meg. If they are not, they only get 3 meg. I cannot find anything
    > restricting bandwidth (QoS or such) within policy manager. I have
    > looked for hours. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > FYI- Watchguard is moving their support back to America! (Awesome!)
    > Unfortunatly, tech support is pretty much unavailible. (not Awesome!)


    You should not have an "OUT" rule at all.

    There are two services, one is a proxy, one is not - the proxy service
    will slow connections down all the time, but 6mbps is nothing.

    The device is rated for 300+Mbps, and VPN of 35Mbps.

    I normally use double the VPN rating for what I can expect to sustain
    through the proxy services.

    What do you have your MTU setting at?

    DSL does not always work well with the default 1500, sometimes you need
    a 14xx setting to get optimal.

    Try your speed test here:

    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    select the location closest to you.

    My Cable (Business Class) is rated for 4mbps/2mbps. My firewalls are
    setup using the HTTP Proxy with Web Blocker enabled on them.

    I average 3854kbps/1865kbps - very close the max of my line.

    Oh, and I never use the default rules when doing a firebox, and NEVER
    USE OUT, setup proper rules.



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  3. Re: 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500

    All I needed to hear was "watchguard" and I knew what the problem was. Those
    boxes are garbage.

    wrote in message
    news:1192740142.331635.202120@v29g2000prd.googlegr oups.com...
    >I have a firebox x500 with AT&T DSL. We recently upgraded from 3 meg
    > to 6 meg and some of the pcs will not run at 6. We are using web
    > blocker based on ip. When I add PCs to the outbound group, it runs at
    > 6 meg. If they are not, they only get 3 meg. I cannot find anything
    > restricting bandwidth (QoS or such) within policy manager. I have
    > looked for hours. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > FYI- Watchguard is moving their support back to America! (Awesome!)
    > Unfortunatly, tech support is pretty much unavailible. (not Awesome!)
    >
    > Thanks!!!!
    >
    > nate hewett
    >



  4. Re: 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500


    "news.comcast.net" wrote in message
    news:sOmdnXDoStq2jbnanZ2dnUVZ_sKqnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    > All I needed to hear was "watchguard" and I knew what the problem was.
    > Those boxes are garbage.


    I never had a problem with mine. It works like a champ. I guess it's about
    who is sitting behind the wheel and is doing the driving.


  5. Re: 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500

    In article ,
    info@blackstonerealtyllc.com says...
    > All I needed to hear was "watchguard" and I knew what the problem was. Those
    > boxes are garbage.


    LOL - Yea, tell that to all my clients that have them in place, and have
    had them in place for more than 6 years in most cases.

    I have not found a single vendor that provides better service, or a
    better appliance anywhere.

    I have found many people that bought CHEAP and for the wrong application
    - meaning they bought the smallest or cheapest version while not taking
    the time to understand the spec's and then found out that they should
    have taken time to understand their need and the spec of the device -
    but that happens with any vendor.

    I have a Firebox II still in daily service for a company that as 12
    branch offices, and it's worked for many years without an update or
    problem.

    I personally use a Firebox III/1000 in my home.

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  6. Re: 6 meg DSL with Watchguard x500

    On Oct 27, 11:29 pm, "news.comcast.net"
    wrote:
    > All I needed to hear was "watchguard" and I knew what the problem was. Those
    > boxes are garbage.


    I've got to voice my support for WG products. Their edges and fireware
    E series core firewall are top notch. The proxies through the older
    software (WFS) did give quite a performance hit but the new fireware
    is a power house. Their support is great, the application layer
    proxies are great and dare anyone to show me a better logging and
    reporting service than WG.

    Tsudohnimh
    KnowtheNetwork.com


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