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    ZA Firewall limits speed

    My ISP upgraded me to 50M donwload speed which I get on my Macbookpro, but with Zone Alarm firewall on I can get only 30M down. I get 50M if I turn it off. Any ideas?

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    Some firewalls do buffering, which screws up some speed testers. Can you try downloading a known large file and timing it?
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    Running Speedtest.net. Sposd to be one of the best. Found this: Start, Run:gpedit.msc
    Admin Templates/Network/QOS packet Scheduler
    clk on Limit reservable bandwidth, enable, then change the % to 0%
    I found an old 10/100 eth card and this helped speed it up, plugged in my 10/100/1000 card and now it's running at 52M download speed. ?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boog View Post
    Running Speedtest.net. Sposd to be one of the best.
    Ha-ha! With KIS 2012 and Speedtest.net the fastest speed it has shown for my 10 Mbps cable line is 38 Mbps!
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    Have you tried any other firewalls? I use Online Armor++ with great success, and there is a free version. I like the UI much better than the Windows or ZA firewalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boog View Post
    Running Speedtest.net. Sposd to be one of the best. Found this: Start, Run:gpedit.msc
    Admin Templates/Network/QOS packet Scheduler
    clk on Limit reservable bandwidth, enable, then change the % to 0%
    I found an old 10/100 eth card and this helped speed it up, plugged in my 10/100/1000 card and now it's running at 52M download speed. ?????????
    Most likely this was a NIC or driver issue. The bandwidth reservation is only used if a specific program requests it. If there is no request then there is no reservation.

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    Try the speed tests with the ZA Firewall set to its lowest setting, or Exit the firewall program altogether. Then report if there is still a slowdown or upper limit. I would have to agree that this looks like a computer or router hardware/driver issue, not a firewall issue.
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