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Routing Performance

NOTE!Testing Notes:
WAN to LAN tests are all run with LAN endpoint in DMZ
LAN to WAN tests are run with LAN endpoint not in DMZ, except UDP Stream

The VPN Performance results have given you a hint of what you'll get for straight routing performance, and the chart above tells the rest of the tale. If you compare the Plus' results with those of the VBR, it looks like SMC has tuned the Plus' routing engine to cause less of a hit to WAN-LAN performance when all the SPI features are turned on. I didn't test under all the conditions that I did for the VBR's review, but the plots from the VPN testing show that disabling DMZ or not using any port forwarding will give you even higher performance. But all things considered, routing throughput will be faster than most broadband connections, even with ports forwarded or DMZ in use.

Routing Performance Test Results

Test Description Transfer Rate (Mbps) Response Time (msec) UDP stream
Throughput (kbps) Lost data (%)
WAN - LAN 4.7 169 (avg)
182 (max)
500 0
LAN - WAN 9.1 88 (avg)
97 (max)
499 0
Firmware Version 1.00 (Jun 14 2002 12:11:
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