Download traffic showing as Upload traffic in Bandwidth Monitor

Smokey613

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I am running a pair of AC86U in ethernet mesh setup. My Direct TV stream device is showing as upload traffic in the Bandwith Monitor instead of download traffic. All other devices show up correctly. The Direct TV box is connect via ethernet to my main unit. I am running FlexQoS but it exhibited the same behaivor before enabling any QoS.

If I look at the main page in the system status the download/upload bandwidth displays correctly.

Any ideas on why this is happening?
 

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Viktor Jaep

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I am running a pair of AC86U in ethernet mesh setup. My Direct TV stream device is showing as upload traffic in the Bandwith Monitor instead of download traffic. All other devices show up correctly. The Direct TV box is connect via ethernet to my main unit. I am running FlexQoS but it exhibited the same behaivor before enabling any QoS.

If I look at the main page in the system status the download/upload bandwidth displays correctly.

Any ideas on why this is happening?
I have actually run across something very similar from the VPN standpoint on my AC86U... The VPN RX and TX stats are completely reversed, and purposefully have them flipped to show the right stats in their correct place in my vpnmon-r2 interface... I can prove they're doing the right thing, but reversed, when I upload/download a large file. Weirdest thing! Not sure if this is an openvpn bug, or something that @RMerlin might be able to flip on his end? These stats are taken directly from the /tmp/etc/openvpn/client#/status file.

vpnmon-r2-15-main-cpy.jpg
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
I had completely forgotten I have the Direct TV box routing through my vpn to bypass sports programming geo restrictions. Thank you for your reply, it now makes sense. Not sure what difference it makes unless FlexQoS might not interpret the traffic correctly.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
I had completely forgotten I have the Direct TV box routing through my vpn to bypass sports programming geo restrictions. Thank you for your reply, it now makes sense. Not sure what difference it makes unless FlexQoS might not interpret the traffic correctly.
The VPN client should be adding a rule to remark the traffic as download. It only works for br0, but not br1 or br2 from Guest Network 1. What’s the output from:
Code:
iptables -t mangle -nvL POSTROUTING
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
The VPN client should be adding a rule to remark the traffic as download. It only works for br0, but not br1 or br2 from Guest Network 1. What’s the output from:
Code:
iptables -t mangle -nvL POSTROUTING

Chain POSTROUTING (policy ACCEPT 154K packets, 96M bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
After further testing, anything routed out my vpn client exhibits this behaivor regardless if QoS is enabled or not.
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
I re-enabled QoS, adaptive mode, no FlexQoS installed.

Chain POSTROUTING (policy ACCEPT 37585 packets, 39M bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
24986 34M MARK all -- * br0 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 mark match 0x40000000/0xc0000000 MARK xset 0x80000000/0xc0000000
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
I routed my iphone out the vpn tunnel and did a speed test. Both the download and the upload test shows up as upload traffic on the Bandwith Monitor “dials” in the QoS tab.
 

Smokey613

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Here are the screenshots. My iphone is the “MrSaxy” device just below the dials.
 

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Smokey613

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If I hop on my guest wifi, bypassing the vpn tunnel, my iphone shows the expected results.
 

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Viktor Jaep

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If I hop on my guest wifi, bypassing the vpn tunnel, my iphone shows the expected results.
I'm with ya, @Smokey613... if anyone can explain a reasoning for this, I'm all ears. ;)
 

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