Netgear Firewall only passing <5 Gb upload on a 20 Gb upload pipe

Netgear FVX538 Firewall only passing <5 Gb upload on a 20 Gb upload pipe. When I bypass the firewall I get the full 20Gb upload. Is there a configuration change I need to make on the firewall or could this be a hardware problem with the firewall?
Steven SIT DirectorAsked:
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Craig BeckCommented:
I hope you mean Mega and not Giga...

I'd suggest that the firewall is limiting the throughput.  Can you turn the firewall feature off (just use the firewall appliance to route traffic without firewalling) and see if that's better?
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi Stevenscs2,

It is humorous to me that NETGEAR says their filtered traffic is faster then their unfiltered. This firewall only has up to 91 Mbps from WAN > LAN and LAN > WAN 80 Mbps of throughput, which makes sense (speaking about the shear volume not the directional anomaly) since it doesn't even do DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) but rather SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), but irrespectively it will not push through anything even close 100Mbps let alone 1 Gbps. So as @craigbeck said, you must mean Mb not Gb, correct?

Let me know how it goes!
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Any updates on this?
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
It could also be the other website you are trying to access..

Remember your internet is only as fast as the slowest link..
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Craig BeckCommented:
The OP has said that when the firewall is bypassed it's ok, so I doubt it's the website...
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I meant Mb not Gb.

Checking to see if I can disable firewall functionality for a quick test...
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Any update on this for us?
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
The firewall IS limiting throughput. I connected a laptop directly to the ISP uplink and got full upload speed. I will replace my firewall. Thank you!
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