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RV082 and FIOS - PPOE

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by squareslinky, May 7, 2006.

  1. squareslinky

    squareslinky Network Guru Member

    Is anybody using the RV082 with a FIOS connection? I have the 15/2 package. I have a few Linksys routers (old and new), but none of them handle PPOE very good with the connection (well they handle it fine, but they limit the speed to 8 - 10 down vs 12-14.5 with the supplied DLink). I am looking for another router that has more ports and can handle PPOE better.

    Any input would be appreciated.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    is the MTU setting set to Auto (in firewall?) the Auto feature on the RV units sets to 576 which would give you a slow reading. set it to manual and use a higher setting
  3. squareslinky

    squareslinky Network Guru Member

    Sorry I don't have it, I am checking to see if it handles PPOE better than the standard Consumer router by Linksys. I am looking at the RV082 to be my main router on my network. I just don't want to buy it if it has the same issue with PPOE.
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I've installed several hundred Linksys routers..most of them on PPPoE connections from several different ISPs.

    Except for the very first couple of hundred Linksys routers that rolled off of the assembly line back when the old befsr series was introduced...and went through growing/maturation pains with PPPoE as ISPs tried to figure it out and changed their end ever few months...(in the early days of DSL)...I've not had problems with them.

    The RV082 will not be a bottleneck for your fiber.

    The prior version of firmware was benchmarked by an independent tester to handle over 20 megs of throughput...the latest firmware was to drastically increase routing throughput...they claim to the max wired duplex speed of 200 megs...I somewhat doubt that..but it's sure to be at least double the prior firmwares performance. We'll find out in a few weeks...I'm sending mine to T as the new test unit.
  5. squareslinky

    squareslinky Network Guru Member

    I bought the router. My DL is fine, but the upload is a little slower. Is there a setting that is better for this?

    Also, what is the best firmware for this router? I am running what it came with (
  6. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Probably the 1.3.2 is better overall. The throughput for [strike][/strike] a very early firmware version was tested at about 20 mbps. Linksys is claiming 200 mbps for 1.3.2, but most likely this isn't what is limiting your uploads
  7. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Is that Toms comparison you're thinking of? He benched back with 1.0.11 (Jan 16 2004), when it was early out.
  8. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    For PPPoE the MTU should be 1492 not 1500.

    Also PPPoE uses a fair amount of cpu overhead because of the PPPoE packet is encapsulated inside the ethernet packet, must be disassembled and put back together in the right order.
    Several years ago I did a speed test of using a 486dx-40 system as my router running RP PPPoE version 2.6 and the max download speed I was able to get through the router was about 560 kb/s. When I switched to a Pentium II 400 mhz system as the router, I was able to get around 1200 to 1300 kb/s on a 1.5 meg DSL line.
  9. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I've always thought that 20 mbps routing speed was unrealistically low especially when the Tolly Group tested the VPN throughput of a single tunnel on it at close to 50 mbps, but without any other benchmark testing to quote what can you do? Those early firmware versions must have been really crippled.

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