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Topic # 192352 7-Mar-2016 18:21
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How does one measure/check routing performance with a router?

 

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I've just had UFB installed and everything is going as expected. I chose the 100/20 plan and these speeds are being achieved in Speedtest and through downloads on Steam with both the Spark supplied HG659b and my existing router.

 

I'd prefer to keep my existing router in play as its configured how I like it, has all the features I need, and is installed tidily where I want it. But my existing router isn't exactly a powerhouse so I'm concerned that by continuing to use it I may be missing out on performance.

 

Existing router is a Tenda N60 w/ AdvancedTomato firmware.


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  Reply # 1508528 8-Mar-2016 22:36
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do either or both support snmp?

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  Reply # 1510783 10-Mar-2016 17:58
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N60 has 500mhz cpu (broadcom chipset) so it might struggle but if you're achieving good speeds on downloads and speedtests then I wouldn't worry.


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  Reply # 1521903 28-Mar-2016 21:48
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PANiCnz:

 

How does one measure/check routing performance with a router?

 

More context:

 

I've just had UFB installed and everything is going as expected. I chose the 100/20 plan and these speeds are being achieved in Speedtest and through downloads on Steam with both the Spark supplied HG659b and my existing router.

 

I'd prefer to keep my existing router in play as its configured how I like it, has all the features I need, and is installed tidily where I want it. But my existing router isn't exactly a powerhouse so I'm concerned that by continuing to use it I may be missing out on performance.

 

Existing router is a Tenda N60 w/ AdvancedTomato firmware.

 

 

Just worked out how to do this myself, so I can share. This is basically a quick summary of these instructions.

 

1. Save a backup of your router's settings, because you're about to mess with them and it'll save you some time when you're finished.

 

2. Unplug your router.

 

3. Plug one test PC into the WAN port. This PC will be your "internet" so make sure it has a writeable directory shared for later testing. Note: you'll need local access (i.e. not RDP/SSH) to assign a static IP in a few steps' time.

 

4. Plug another PC into one of the LAN ports and turn on the router.

 

5. From the LAN PC, go to the router's web interface. Configure the WAN interface as a wired static IP. Assuming your router's IP is 192.168.1.1, assign the WAN as 192.168.10.10.

 

6. On the WAN PC, assign a static IP of 192.168.10.2 and restart the network interface (or reboot).

 

7. On the LAN PC, go to the router's web interface. Add the LAN PC's IP to a DMZ. If you're not sure what the LAN PC's IP is, run "ipconfig" in a command prompt to find out.

 

8. Make sure the LAN PC can ping both 192.168.10.10 and 192.168.10.2.

 

9. Do your speed testing. Your shortcuts to your existing file shares will probably be broken, so browse to \\192.168.10.2 to access them. This program will do the trick - I tested with a 500MB file.

 

10. When you're done, swap the cables back to where they were, change the "WAN" PC's IP back to dynamically assigned (or whatever it was) and reload the saved backup of your router's settings.


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  Reply # 1521906 28-Mar-2016 21:57
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The Spark supplied 659 will do gigabit speeds. So if you're not getting the best speeds with your own one. You know what to do.





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