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Routing Performance

Routing performance for the 610N using our standard test method is summarized in Table 1, along with the 600N's test results for comparison. The 610N is plenty fast, but it is different from the 600N.

LAN to WAN measured 157 Mbps, while WAN to LAN came in at 136 Mbps. By contrast, the 600N was pretty much equal in both directions.

Test Description WRT610N
Throughput - (Mbps)
WRT600N
Throughput - (Mbps)
WAN - LAN
136
164
LAN - WAN
157
159
Total Simultaneous
143
171
Maximum Simultaneous Connections 200 136
Firmware Version
1.000.00 B17
1.01.33
Table 1: Routing throughput

The Maximum Simultaneous Connections test of 200 connections is the best that I've measured for a Linksys router and beats out the 600N's 136. Maybe that's due to the increase in memory from 32 to 64 MB.

Figure 3 is a composite plot of the three routing tests. The simultaneous up and down test shows a good deal of variation in each direction.

WRT610N Routing throughput composite plot
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Figure 3: WRT610N Routing throughput composite plot

By contrast, Figure 4 shows the simultaneous up and download results for the 600N, which are evenly matched and have low variation.

Linksys WRT600N simultaneous routing throughput
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Figure 4: Linksys WRT600N simultaneous routing throughput

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