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Topic # 115639 2-Apr-2013 13:52
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Thought I would start a topic to get peoples suggestions/preferences for their setups.  I currently use a WRP400 with a cable 20/2 Mbps and when using multi downloading I can jam this router up with throughput inside 5-10 minutes.  Other times it runs at high speed for hours, but ultimately needs a reset to get the speeds to return to normal.  My understanding is that it is a problem with the memory and throughput, which is why resetting it fixes the problem.

 I have just upgraded to the 100Mbps and want a setup in which the LAN can handle the throughput capable of my internet without failing / requiring a reset every day.  I have been looking at my options and the easiest would appear to be a Cisco SRP521 one stop shop (I have vfx).  However before I make a purchase like that ($250+) I want to know if there is an equally comparable setup utilising my current WRP400 for wifi and VFX.  Are there any routers (WIFI free potentially) that could sit between the modem and the WRP400 that take over DHCP and deal with LAN connections which for me are essential to have high speed throughput??

TCL Modem  - > *NEW* device - >  WRP400

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  Reply # 790703 2-Apr-2013 14:11
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You jam up a WRP400 with 20Mbit/s of traffic? I think the hardware must be faulty if that is the case.

Try lowering your thread count if it continues to happen. Something like 3 threads should be plenty to saturate 20Mbit/s.

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  Reply # 790707 2-Apr-2013 14:17
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It may be the number of open connections, assuming something along the lines of bittorrent being used.  Dial back the max peers to, say, 100, and see what happens.  Then increase by 100 until you find the "limit" where things get unstable, dial back by 50, and see where that leaves you.


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  Reply # 790710 2-Apr-2013 14:19
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I have a SRP521w on TelstraClear 100Mbps service, with VFX on line 1 and mynetfone on line 2. Connected to the router we have two 1Gbps hubs where we actually plug all the devices in our LAN (one iMac, one laptop, three smartphones, 1 Dell Zino HTPC, HDHomerun, Tivo, CurrentCost device plus a variety of tablets and other devices around here.

I don't have to reset the SRP521w. Sometimes it goes months in uptime, broken only when we go away on an extended holiday.

Before TelstraClear introduced its 100Mbps service I was in the trial and posted about getting up to 85Mbps in legal torrents downloads with multiple connections (a lot of connections actually). Never had a problem.

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  Reply # 790740 2-Apr-2013 14:56
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Something like the RB450G has a lot of routing power or even the RB750GL could be sufficient
There are routing performance tables on the routerboard website:

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  Reply # 790773 2-Apr-2013 15:35
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Normally it is using a downloader, with say 6 -12 connections, it then slows to 1200 - 1800 to say 300kbs and will not increase without a reset, getting tired of the resets.

Looks like the all in one SRP521w is the best option.. Thanks guys

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  Reply # 791808 2-Apr-2013 17:09
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  Reply # 791813 2-Apr-2013 17:19
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I vote for the Cisco SRP52x series. Really good router for high speed stuff.

Or for a bit more cash the draytek 2130 is a good device too. OpenWRT based if you like customising

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  Reply # 791904 2-Apr-2013 19:42
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HowickDota: Something like the RB450G has a lot of routing power or even the RB750GL could be sufficient

I second this. I use the RB450G with TC/VF 100/10 Mbps service. Works flawlessly, no trouble doing full 100 Mbps. Also has several permanent IPSec VPNs and gets excellent performance over those.

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  Reply # 791955 2-Apr-2013 21:34
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hmm options! will be researching all of them, cheers

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