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RV042 Dual WAN Performance

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Inertia, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Inertia

    Inertia LI Guru Member

    I recently bought a NETGEAR FVS124G ProSafe Dual WAN Router, it works very stabley and other than throughput I am happy with it.

    I am using it to load balance 2* 10mbit/s down 512kbit/s up cable modems (both Motorola surfbaords both getting full 10mbit speeds consistantly)

    The Netgear Router has a limitation it seems it can only cope with about 12mbit/s total WAN throughput, and that is all I am getting on my downstream.

    What is the total Throughput on Load Balanced WAN ports that the RV042 can do ?

    I am aware that to benefit from this the download must be multi threaded.

    If it is over 20mb/s then I will buy one today and give it a go, but I cant find it on any spec sheets anywhere.

    Does anyone have a link to adetailsed spec sheet showing this info ? Has anyone tested this router with 2 x 10mb/s or more connections balanced ?

    Thanks for your help :)

  2. zachaller

    zachaller Network Guru Member

    I cant remember this for shure but check out toms hardware for a review of the rv082 should give you a good estimate considering they are about the same.
  3. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    The CPU of the RV042 runs at half the speed of the RV082 so I wouldn't expect the throughputs to be the same. Tom's Hardware review for the RV082 is outdated and the throughput speed that they listed for it at that time was probably too low even then. The latest firmwares for the RV082 promise 200 mbps speeds and independant rests using the older firmwares showed that the RV082 had about 55 mbps through its VPN.

    None of this answers your question, but because no one has published benchmarks of the RV042, it is the best you have to judge the performance relative to the RV082.
  4. Inertia

    Inertia LI Guru Member

    I gave it a go, I basicaly disabled every feature (other than load balancing) on the reouter to free up resources and its passing 20mbit easily. I have stressed it like this quite a lot and it never seems to give which is good news :)

    Im going to see what i can turn on now (firewall etc) and see how it holds out

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