Is my CIsco PIX 506E is slowing my internet?
Posted on 2009-03-31
I have a cisco PIX506E connected to a cisco router 2610 on one side and my switches with my computers on the other side.
Last week I had my provider install 4 T1s and bounded them all together, originally I had only one T1 but the speed was too slow for my users.
those 4 T1's are delivered to the router of my provider and then handed out to me as a single network cable that is connected to my Cisco 2610 router.
I am trying to figure out why my internet is still so slow; of course it could be one of my user that is streaming something or downloading files. but I doubt that he would use the full bandwith all day long. Before I go from computer to computer to check all the running software I would like to make sure that my router and PIX are passing the correct speed to my network.
I open the web interface device manager of my PIX and when looking at the home page where it shows my interface status. this is what I have:
Interface | IP | LINK | Current Kbps
inside xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx UP 479
Outside xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx UP 475
here are my questions:
is the number above are the speed that is passing currently to my network? if it is I assume that it is in kilo bits per second so it means it is not even a full speed of a T1 ... which means that I am not getting the full speed in my network.
I forgot to mention that while looking at the page , I am trying to download a software from Vmware and the speed is showing 7.20 KB/sec, I logged into my home computer and try to download the same software and it shows the speed at 600KB/sec; so i know that the slow speed is coming from my side.
What can I do to troubleshoot this problem or at least to figure out what piece of component is bad.
It's driving me crazy to have such a slow internet.