I am trying to diagnose an issue we are having with a new router we built to serve as our main router for our 25mbps traffic network.
We have a Celeron 2.8ghz, 512mb, 128mb flash drive, Intel 865 Chipset
Marvell Gigabit interface (LAN) and 3Com 3c509b Interface (WAN) using software Mikrotik v2.8.23
Cox provides us a 100mbps full duplex connection. We have that feed via a regular CAT5E cable from the Cox Switch to our Mikrotik Router 3Com 3c509b interface.
We are currently pulling 7mbps from the internet and pushing out 2.3mbps
Router is running at 10-15% utilization
No Firewall Rules, No Queues except for the BRIDGE we have setup handling EOIP to our old location which we are moving servers from and need setup to allow us to easily change ip addresses over on our own time schedule.
The problem is that from the internet, if we do a continuous ping to our Mikrotik 3Com 3c509b interface ip we get some packet loss, about 5-10%. If we run the same ping to the wan ip of the cox switch, we get no packet loss, so basically the Mikrotik router is missing a beat when it comes to responding to these packet requests.
This in turn has us worried because when we are using Remote Desktop or Telnet/SSH we notice a pause or two at times when talking to the servers behind the Mikrotik from the Internet.
Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing the Mikrotik software to miss a beat at times?