I put the 3300 through our suite of router tests, with the results summarized in Table 1.
|Test Description||Throughput - (Mbps)|
|WAN - LAN||
|LAN - WAN||
|Maximum Simultaneous Connections||124|
Table 1: Routing throughput
Unidirectional routing throughput tops out at just under 90 Mbps. But simultaneous bi-directional throughput is right at 100 Mbps. Maximum Simultaneous sessions measured only 124, about par for the course for current Broadcom-based routers.
Figure 3 shows the composite WAN to LAN, LAN to WAN and simultaneous up/down IxChariot throughput tests. Throughput is generally smooth, with only occasional short dropouts.
Figure 3: WNDR3300 Routing throughput
As usual, I put the LAN client in DMZ in order to get the IxChariot WAN > LAN tests to complete. But I initially didn't disable SPI. I found, however, that the IxChariot traffic was being seen as a DoS attack during the Maximum Simultaneous Connections tests and being blocked. So I disabled SPI to finish running the tests.
Use the Router Charts to see how the 3300 stacks up against other routers.