I have been using Comodo Firewall V5 for sometime now with no issues. I have just carried out a clean install of Comodo V6 Firewall (final release) and although I can see and access my Buffalo NAS drive ok any file copying etc takes forever with very,very slow transfer rates.
Web surfing etc appear to be working ok.
Even if you ‘disable’ the firewall the problem still persists!
Uninstalling V6 and reinstalling V5 fixes the problem instantly. Default settings.
Is this a known bug?
Operating System Windows 7 32bit, No other real time security software running.
Netgear Adsl modem/router
that’s strange I have a western digital my live book duo 2 terabyte raid nas.
I get 70 megabits down and 40 megabits up.
and that’s the best i could get because the CPU is only 800 mhz in the western digital nas. running Linux.
i don’t know the throughput of a buffalo. but that’s what i am getting with this.
but your buffalo could be more high end then mine. mine runs about $379 - $400. so for that price i don’t expect more than that.Western digital did recently have a firmware update for windows 8 for it. i flashed it anyway and i still get the same rates and don’t use any software either to connect to my nas.
and configure it with a web interface through comodo dragon or what ever browser i choose.
and if i transfer files from a PC that has the avast internet security on it i get the same transfer rate.
Regret to report that your suggestion did not solve my issue. Thanks anyway …
Still have extremely slow connection to my Buffalo NAS Drive. With V6 installed it takes 5mins to copy a 5Mb file. With V5 installed takes less than 10 Secs the same file.
I have carried out a bit more testing in an attempt to pinpoint the problem and have now ruled out my NAS drive as the slow transfer is also an issue when copying files to another PC on my home network.
The interesting points so far are:
Slow connection only occurs on my Home LAN when I am using the ethernet connection.
problem does not occur when using my wireless connection.
Problem still occurs even with the firewall disabled
Internet connection appears to be working at normal transfer speed, wired or wireless
I do not have any problem when using Comodo Firewall V5
It’s probably worth checking the advanced configuration properties of the NIC(s) in device manager, particularly with regard to any ‘offload’ settings and Jumbo Frames. These settings shouldn’t change between different installations of CIS but one never knows. It’s also worth running:
netsh int tcp show global
From an elevated command prompt, again with versions 5 and then 6 installed.
Not many I’m afraid. Is it possible to connect your NAS directly to the PC, maybe with a short crossover cable? If so you can see if this makes any difference. You might also try disabling the firewall driver on the properties of the network adapter, see if speeds change.
I was really trying to ascertain where the problem is occurring. I appreciate it’s only with CIS 6 installed, but if we can eliminate parts of the problem it may give us some clues. By using a short crossover cable you’re, in effect, connecting the NAS (or other PC if you wish) directly. Also, there are various ways to disable the firewall. If you do this through the interface the driver is still active. if you disable it at the NIC, it’s not.
A couple of other thoughts. If you haven’t already, you might try disabling the following, which you can find on the Firewall Settings tab:
Block Fragmented IP traffic
Do Protocol Analysis
Enable Anti-ARP Spoofing
Do you have IPv6 enabled and does your NAS support it?
Other than the above, I can only suggest you follow Erics advice and file a bug.