Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




651 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 49


Topic # 192352 7-Mar-2016 18:21
Send private message

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.


Create new topic
117 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  Reply # 1508528 8-Mar-2016 22:36
Send private message

do either or both support snmp?

8029 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1510783 10-Mar-2016 17:58
Send private message

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.


 
 
 
 


521 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 282


  Reply # 1521903 28-Mar-2016 21:48
Send private message

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.


2601 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1097

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1521906 28-Mar-2016 21:57
Send private message

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.





Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.