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Wi-Fi Router Charts

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Mesh Charts

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Routing Performance

I put the 825 through our suite of router tests, with the results shown in Table 1 along with the DIR-855 for comparison.

Test Description DIR-825
Throughput - (Mbps)
DIR-855
Throughput - (Mbps)
WAN - LAN
305
332
LAN - WAN
327
340
Total Simultaneous
320
337
Maximum Simultaneous Connections 200 200
Firmware Version
1.01
1.02
Table 1: Routing throughput

For all intents and purposes, the two products are the same in routing performance. I also confirmed that the 825's gigabit switch supports up to 9K jumbo frames.

Figure 8 shows a composite of WAN to LAN, LAN to WAN and simultaneous up/down IxChariot throughput tests. Throughput is nice and steady and fairly evenly balanced between upload and download. Note that I disabled the QoS Engine and SPI, which are enabled by default, to run the router tests.

DIR-825 routing performance
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Figure 8: DIR-825 routing performance

The bottom line is that the 825 sits at position #3 in the current Router Charts. Along with the DIR-855, it is one of the fastest routers (for wired connections) that you can buy.

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