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RVS4000 Review by Tom's Hardware ... Is linksys gonna do anything about the poor performance??!!

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by tony4d, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Here's the review:


    Basically, they are reporting exactly what others have reported here about poor download (WAN to LAN) throughput.

    Here's what ticks me off the most ... Checkout linksys' data sheet on this router here:

    RVS4000 Data Sheet

    A quote from that:

    Well guess what, it doesn't even download at 20 Mbps! In fact, other 10/100 routers have better download throughput than this thing does! Then, on top of all of this, you have to disable the firewall and IPS (two major security features people would actually like to USE) just to get 14Mbps down.

    I really think Linksys needs to address this. With fiber and ever increasing cable internet speeds this router isn't gonna be able to handle connections later this year or next year. We bought gigabit routers for a reason, this is ridiculous.
  2. argoncheng

    argoncheng LI Guru Member

    Impossible! I use RVS4000 as my gateway, and FTP throughput almost 400Mbps.. I think that it can not get 800Mbps or 900Mbps performance only because My computer can not reach this high throughput.
  3. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Are you using the latest firmware? Is your firewall and/or IPS turned off?
  4. jppowers14075

    jppowers14075 LI Guru Member

    I think not

  5. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    This is not what I observed. With Firewall enabled and IPS disabled, I can get the ftp upload/download throughput above 100Mbps. I can see a difference between my setup and the reviewer's setup - the location of the LAN PC. My PC is connected to the LAN port, whereas the reviewer has his PC configured as a DMZ host.
  6. Macsmasher

    Macsmasher LI Guru Member

    Why do we continue to make excuses for this router? Or for Linksys for that matter. I have two of these door stops. If you have any doubts, read this. Look for the door stop waaay down in the list...


    Look, I like Linksys. But if we look the other way when they give us this crap, that's all we'll get from them. I say call it like it is. This router is a joke.

    Oh, shall we bring up the QuickVPN and Vista issue? How long has Vista been out? Or when it went RTM? This is ridiculous.

    fwiw, I've gone to D-Link for my clients. I'm very impressed. I just did a review of the Dir-655 for a client. Very impressive. If you're interested, I'll post the review. No VPN, but makes the RVS4000 look pretty sad.

  7. rjb02

    rjb02 Network Guru Member

    Hi Guys,
    vpnuser is right - the review was done connecting to the DMZ, which does not have the hardware acceleration that allows for the very high throughputs, hence the slow speeds in that direction and not upstream. I've seen over 250Mbps WAN to LAN with firewall turned on (and more than twice as fast with it turned off), so not true to suggest this needs to be disabled to get very high speeds. The IPS features do slow it down to around 15Mpbs or so, but that is still a very impressive figure for the level of packet inspection for the price. If they rerun the test without using the DMZ feature it will be up near the top of that list on SmallNetbuilder, no question.
  8. frpet1

    frpet1 LI Guru Member

    Those measurements which are mentioned in this thead, are they made with the old stable or beta firmware?
  9. Macsmasher

    Macsmasher LI Guru Member

  10. donathome

    donathome LI Guru Member

    IPS disable

    On the RVS4000 with firmware, when I disable IPS, all WAN access seems to stop. I am clicking on the DISABLE radio button on the IPS tab and saving the settings, nothing more. What else do I need to do so that I can test my speed w/o IPS to see how much of a difference I will get?

  11. dvision

    dvision Addicted to LI Member

    tony4d is right.
    I just bought one myself and I observed that it gets high speed for FTP transfer, while for Windows File Sharing or BitTorrent it doesn't (only 2-3 Mbytes/sec)
    For sure there is an issue here, maybe a Linksys specialist can bring light into this matter.

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