How much traffic can your WRT54G (or other) handle?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by fiber, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. fiber

    fiber Guest

    I have been playing around with IPCop and m0n0wall late. Only reason I've been playing with them is to see if I get better speed improvements, and I'm bored.

    I got to realizing (which I should have known the whole time) is that unless I'm doing major bandwidth - it shouldn't matter.

    What kind of connection do you have hooked up to it, and does it slow down when you hit it hard?
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I'm on a minor connection 256k up / 3 mb down, but the reports I've read seem to indicate that the WRT54G series with good firmware can handle at least 12-15 mbps, perhaps as much as 20.
  3. thevj

    thevj Network Guru Member

    I did some bandwidth testing using bing with model v3.1 running OpenWRT Whiterussian rc3 (2.4.30 kernel).

    The linksys was attached to a 3Com baseline 2226 switch. PC's directly attached to the switch achieve a throughput of around 40Mb/s (100Mb FD link) between each other.

    When measuring the bandwidth between a PC and the wrt54g, bing reported an average throughput of 20Mb/s. Note that this measurement was between a PC attached to the 3COM switch and the wrt54g attached to the same switch. PCs directly connected to the wrt54g may achieve a somewhat higher throughput, although I didn't measure this.

    This leaves some room for a 16Mb adsl connection, but higher adsl offerings will reach (or go through) the ceiling of the wrt54g's max throughput.
  4. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

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