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Router performance

MrMidi asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
A friend of mine uses ClarkConnect as router/firewall/file-/http-/ftp-/mail server.

The routing performance is very poor. If he connects his Windows box directly to the internet, his download speeds are much better (100-200 KB/s) than when connected through the router (6 KB/s).

Services he has running are: Apache, CUPS, Cron, DHCP Server, DNS cache, Netwatch, Postfix, ProFTP, Samba, SSH, Snort, Suva and XInetd.

HW Specs: Chaintec 5HTM1 MB, AMD K6-II 300 @ 200 MHz, 192 MB RAM (30 used), 500 MB swap space (65 used), one 10 Mb NIC and one 10/100 Mb NIC.

His LAN is connected through a switch, and ifconfig shows no errors or collisions.

Any thoughts on how to improve the routing performance?
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