You know when you spend days on an issue, just to find out the cause was as simple as a check box? Welcome to my life. For the past week I have been having an issue with my PfSense Router where I would only get about 1/2 of my advertised upload speeds. At first I thought it was some equipment going bad, or a mismatch duplex setting somewhere. In the end, it turns out that the Intel Driver my Quad Port Gigabit card has some issues, and this is what caused my Slow Upload speed in PfSense.
For the past month or so my storage box has been driving me insane. Whenever I SSH into the box, after about 30 seconds it would always disconnect me. I checked everything from routes, to firewall rules, and nothing was amiss. I spent weeks looking for the cause of these SSH Disconnects, but to no avail. That is, until recently. After some extreme googling, I was able to figure out the cause and I had to share it. Continue reading