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Routing Performance

I put the 855 through our suite of router tests, with the results shown in Table 1 along with the DGL-4500 for comparison.

Test Description DIR-855
Throughput - (Mbps)
DGL-4500
Throughput - (Mbps)
WAN - LAN
332
242
LAN - WAN
340
244
Total Simultaneous
337
256
Maximum Simultaneous Connections 200 200
Firmware Version
1.00
1.02
Table 1: Routing throughput

The speedier Ubicom IP5170 processor results in an additional 100 Mbps of routing throughput over the DGL-4500's. Remember that my Maximum Simultaneous Connection test is limited to a maximum of 200 connections.

Figure 7 shows a composite of WAN to LAN, LAN to WAN and simultaneous up/down IxChariot throughput tests. Throughput is nice and steady and evenly balanced between upload and download. Note that I disabled the QoS Engine and SPI to run the router tests.

DIR-855 routing throughput test results
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Figure 7: DIR-855 routing throughput test results

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