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Routing Performance

NOTE!Testing Notes:
All tests were run with LAN endpoint in DMZ

The 824's routing throughput in both directions is about 47Mbps. While this is not on par with the almost 100Mbps speed of Linksys' MIMO router - the WRT54GX - it should be plenty speedy for any consumer broadband connection, either in the U.S. or elsewhere.

Since networking gear manufacturers are hot in pursuit of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) business, I'm starting to look more critically at UDP streaming performance. Any product that wants to support Internet-based video streaming will need to support at least 1Mbps streams and more like 2Mbps.

The results show that the 824 can handle 500 kbps streaming ok, but started to show packet loss when I pushed Qcheck's UDP streaming test to its 1Mbps rate limit.

Routing Performance Test Results

Test Description Transfer Rate (Mbps) Response Time (msec) UDP stream
Throughput (kbps) Lost data (%)
WAN - LAN 47.1 1 (avg)
1 (max)
904 0.5
LAN - WAN 47.2 1 (avg)
1 (max)
907 0.2
Firmware Version V1.0.4_1.0.4

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