I have installed ipfire on my apu2c4 yesterday. I was using pfsense before, but recenlty upgraded my connection to 1 gigabit and wanted to be able to utilize it in full.
Unfortunately, I can’t go over 350-400Mbps on download. For upload it using all of 500Mbps. I also noticed, when I run a speed test, while it tests download, ipfire is using just one CPU core (at 100%). When it’s testing upload, the load is spread over 4 available cores.
Is there anything I have to setup more to have it working correctly?
Im not sure if you can optimize much. Maybee disabling sone features like “Generic Recieve Offload” may help. Often this features take load from server programs but they are a bad idea on routing machines.
Ah all the unitymedia/vodafone users here . I don’t wonder about that values. With a A4-5050, which is actually the same CPU architecture, but with 1,4GHz, I’ve been at 80% with 120MBits (but Realtek NIC). I also upgraded WAN to 1GBits + hardware.
But I think this will be the case with single connections only. With multiple connections it’s using different cores. You may try download managers that are capable to establish multiple connections just as torrent (for testing purpose). But for sure that won’t solve the problem for regular usage.