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SLOW Downloads - Router Config in MSS Shows As "Unconfig" w/Cisco Switch+FW RRS feed

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  • I've been having an issue with my MSS whereby my download speeds via the web are extremely slow (5k) despite my upload speed being 600k. I've confirmed my firewall (Cisco Pix) and switch configs (Cisco 2950) are correct. A friend and I even created a test website on the MSS box via port 80 and 443 and were able to download via servername/share at a very good 100k. So at this point I am totally stumped why my download speeds via the MSS web portal are so slow. In the router configuration details on the MSS, the router shows as "unconfigured". Of the 5 check marks, only the "verifiying your website is avail" and "verifiying remote access" tabs are green. The others are all unknown.

    Why the MSS cannot see my switch and firewall as being configured I have no idea, but I think this is the root of the problem. Has anyone else running a Cisco switch and firewall seen this before? Very frustrating.

    TIA.
    Friday, March 7, 2008 1:36 PM

Answers

  • You may want to check out this KB Article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944993/en-us

     

     

    The routers and wireless routers that are on the Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) are compatible with Windows Home Server. Microsoft has tested the routers on the Windows Vista HCL to verify that they support the automatic network configuration functionality (UPnP) that is used by Windows Home Server.

    To view a list of routers and wireless routers that are compatible with Windows Home Server, follow these steps:

    1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx?m=v (http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx?m=v)
    2. Under Devices, click Certified for Windows Vista or Works with Windows Vista.
    3. Under Select a Processor Type, click x86 (32-bit Processor) or x64 (64-bit Processor).
    4. In the Select a category box, click Routers or Wireless Routers.

    Note The Routers category may be unavailable in some configurations.
    5. Click Start.

     

     

    Some router vendors put that they support UPnP on their boxes, but not all "UPnP Support" is tested by the router vendors to ensure that it works with various aspects - such as Port Forwarding.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 6:07 PM
  •  marcust99 wrote:
    Of the 5 check marks, only the "verifiying your website is avail" and "verifiying remote access" tabs are green. The others are all unknown.

    Why the MSS cannot see my switch and firewall as being configured I have no idea, but I think this is the root of the problem. Has anyone else running a Cisco switch and firewall seen this before? Very frustrating.

    TIA.

     

    Windows Home Server uses UPnP to configure routers via the Windows Home Server Console - Settings - Remote Access page.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 11:51 PM

All replies

  • You may want to check out this KB Article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944993/en-us

     

     

    The routers and wireless routers that are on the Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) are compatible with Windows Home Server. Microsoft has tested the routers on the Windows Vista HCL to verify that they support the automatic network configuration functionality (UPnP) that is used by Windows Home Server.

    To view a list of routers and wireless routers that are compatible with Windows Home Server, follow these steps:

    1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx?m=v (http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx?m=v)
    2. Under Devices, click Certified for Windows Vista or Works with Windows Vista.
    3. Under Select a Processor Type, click x86 (32-bit Processor) or x64 (64-bit Processor).
    4. In the Select a category box, click Routers or Wireless Routers.

    Note The Routers category may be unavailable in some configurations.
    5. Click Start.

     

     

    Some router vendors put that they support UPnP on their boxes, but not all "UPnP Support" is tested by the router vendors to ensure that it works with various aspects - such as Port Forwarding.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 6:07 PM
  • Thanks for the post but I'm not looking for UPnP capability as this is enterprise grade Cisco gear and not home
    gear....
    Friday, March 7, 2008 6:10 PM
  •  marcust99 wrote:
    Of the 5 check marks, only the "verifiying your website is avail" and "verifiying remote access" tabs are green. The others are all unknown.

    Why the MSS cannot see my switch and firewall as being configured I have no idea, but I think this is the root of the problem. Has anyone else running a Cisco switch and firewall seen this before? Very frustrating.

    TIA.

     

    Windows Home Server uses UPnP to configure routers via the Windows Home Server Console - Settings - Remote Access page.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 11:51 PM