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I can't really answer the QoS question; I really don't do any. I'm the only heavy user in the house so it's not much of a concern really.

 

ikon, Not sure if I missed this or not but are you only using Untangle or are you like Mike and have Untangle in Bridge mode and pfSense in front of it? Also could you tell me what your ping times are? I ping google.com and get average 11ms, Could you do two or three pings and give me your results and let me know what you pinged so I can compare? Now I know this is not the best way to test performance with someone because their are lots of things that affect ping times like number of hops, how many switches and access points I am going threw, ect. but I am just wondering that's all.

 

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jmwills

Compare the ping with a trace route to see how many hops you are taking.

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itGeeks

Compare the ping with a trace route to see how many hops you are taking.

 

Hi jmwills,

Thank you for the info, as always someone always beats me to the punch, I was going to edit my post but got busy here at work. I want to say you are correct and basically that's what my post says that their are multiple factures in ping test and I should have included my trace route two google.com, so here we go, my trace rout to google.com has 12 hops with an average of 12ms ping to the site, not bad if you ask me, its only 1ms a hop, what do you think??

 

Thanks for your help

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jmwills

12 hops? That seems like a lot in the real world and could be that high if trying from a work location. I'll have to try it from home and see what I get.

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ikon, Not sure if I missed this or not but are you only using Untangle or are you like Mike and have Untangle in Bridge mode and pfSense in front of it? Also could you tell me what your ping times are? I ping google.com and get average 11ms, Could you do two or three pings and give me your results and let me know what you pinged so I can compare? Now I know this is not the best way to test performance with someone because their are lots of things that affect ping times like number of hops, how many switches and access points I am going threw, ect. but I am just wondering that's all.

 

Thanks

 

UT is my gateway; it's not in bridge mode.

 

 

ikon, thanks for the great info. I wanted to setup my own email server for some time now but every time I think about what I have to do in order to get it going I just look the other way, I need to setup dynamic DNS because my IP changes from time to time, Then I have to move my hosted domain name to my server and set all that up and then hope my internet service stays up 99% of the time or I wont get emails, I just don't know if the risk is worth it at this point.

 

re: uptime; remember most email senders will keep trying for 48 hours, so it's not very likely you would miss any.

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geek-accountant

I just tested my pings to google. Average was 9ms, but trace route had 13 hops.

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jmwills

Mine was 13 too. Strange that I had to go thru ATL where GA is and he had 13 hops also.

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itGeeks

I would like to thank everyone that did a ping test and posted there results for me. At least I know now that I am inline with everyone.

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itGeeks

I used the built in emails and that worked fine for me. I did not try to use a third party to that function. That said, you will have to use a provider like that supports pop3 using port 25. I had the same issue with setting a warning for the Highpoint cards and ended up using 1and1.com. The issue with your delima on the launchpad uses names not IP and falls into DNS resolution. I am assuming you RDP using the IP address? The problem I ran into is the OpenVPN connections defaults to IP. There is a way to revled the server and computer names but i have not tried it yet.

 

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to touch base with you to see if you got DNS resolution working yet with OpenVPN or if you have a link that would help me in fixing this?

 

Thank you

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