RV082 increase in throughput confirmed..

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by YeOldeStonecat, May 24, 2006.

  1. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I can't confirm by much..only another 6 or so megs..but at least we know it is indeed faster with the new 1.3.2 firmware.

    The prior firmware, the .14, I don't know the throughput..but a few versions before that was tested at Toms by Tim Higgins...and it managed something like 20 or 22 megs throughput.

    Well anyways..I've been on Comcast...use an RV082 at home sometimes (I alternate between that, whatever other router I'm testing, sometimes IPCop, sometimes my ISA2K4 or SecureNAT), anyways...on a 6 meg Comcast.

    With the .14 firmware...I always pegged at 6.2 megs down...max of my cable. Default Windows TCP stack, untweaked, 5.9 megs. With SG TCP Optimizer, 6.2 megs. The 1.3.2 firmware came out..pretty much held that, with a wee increase in upload.

    But recently, Comcast, in their upgrade to Docsis 3.0, increased a lot of people. (gotta love the side effects of competition..DSL==>Fiber) :D So Comcast apparently is quietly bumping to 10 megs sustained..but allowing people to burst past 20 megs. For the past couple of days...I've been benchmarking..and often hit 25 - 26 megs. :cool: Take the router of the mix, plug directly in..still hit the same number. So at least we know it's capable of allowing 26 megs.
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What are you using to test the throughput?
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Local online speed tests..Speakeasy. I know it's just "bursting" that Comcast is giving us, but technically...even if just for 10 seconds..if the router couldn't handle it..it can't handle it..the CPU should be pegged.

    Got me curious enough to see what it'll do under a big load..so I'm downloading Ixia right now...see what she'll do with a hundred meg file.
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