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    Gigabit routers with good WAN to LAN throughput

    Hi all bros,

    Currently on my old WRT54G but recently signed up M1 100mbps. Found out the WAN to LAN is limited at 20mbps.

    Need a few recommendations on gigabit routers with good WAN to LAN throughput. Googled and found a few. Any bros using?

    1) Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) 408.9
    2) D-Link Xtreme N Duo Media Router (DIR-855 (A1)) 331.7
    3) D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router (DIR-825 (A1)) 305.1
    4) D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655 [A4]) 257.3
    5) D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) 231.0

    Please give me advice so i can go get one.
    Thanks!
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    DIR-825 will suffice. If you don't need Wireless-N, even the DGL-4500 is fast enough for WAN-LAN throughput. Just don't count on the routers holding up under massive connection floods from insane torrenting.
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    Looks good with that firmware.

    Will try it out. Now still on DD-WRT.
    If still don't meet expectations. Maybe its time for a new router

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    i have the wndr3700. its really very fast and the signal is stronger too than my old wnr834b. have not found any issues yet except for the price. got it for 299 at sitex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamslacker View Post
    DIR-825 will suffice. If you don't need Wireless-N, even the DGL-4500 is fast enough for WAN-LAN throughput. Just don't count on the routers holding up under massive connection floods from insane torrenting.
    Unless it is a P3 with 512MB RAM running pfSense or Smoothwall with 2x Gigabit cards and 1 Atheros 26dBm card with Master Mode. What load?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordAlfa View Post
    Unless it is a P3 with 512MB RAM running pfSense or Smoothwall with 2x Gigabit cards and 1 Atheros 26dBm card with Master Mode. What load?
    No need for gigabit cards but quality nics are a must when parsing that kind of conn/ sec. I find that the Realtek GBe NICs tend to freeze up under long term heavy loads.
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    I just got myself a 2 units of Cisco Content Engine Series 500. 2x Broadcom Gigabit. 2.4 Celeron replaced with 2.0 P4. 4GB DDR 400 ECCR, 2x 40GB IDE and Gmirror.

    The Broadcom are onboard. When they boot up, BIOS shows IBM. LOL. Comes with CDROM. can add any app I want.

    I find in terms of NICs, performance order is still, Intel, Broadcom, Marvell, 3Com, lastly Realtek.

    Not true for the 10/100 for WAN/LAN, on MOL Ultimate, Gigabit NICs for both LAN and WAN does affect the thruput.

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    my pfsense is still running in a nokia IP330, AMD K6-2 anyone? I could use VM but hey wat are the chances of that happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordAlfa View Post

    I find in terms of NICs, performance order is still, Intel, Broadcom, Marvell, 3Com, lastly Realtek.

    Not true for the 10/100 for WAN/LAN, on MOL Ultimate, Gigabit NICs for both LAN and WAN does affect the thruput.
    Concur on the NICs.
    I reckon the NIC speed for Mol.U depends on whether you can even get close to the rated speed in the first place. LOL... Considering that suckhub throttles my 8m line to 3m between 6:30pm and 2am... I'm not entirely confident that the NIC link speed even matters for me these days.
    A good PCI-e fast eth. NIC would get close enough to 100Mb/s. Was looking more at the conn/sec speed though.
    The realtek nics tend to generate crazy interrupts during heavy loading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamslacker View Post
    Concur on the NICs.
    I reckon the NIC speed for Mol.U depends on whether you can even get close to the rated speed in the first place. LOL... Considering that suckhub throttles my 8m line to 3m between 6:30pm and 2am... I'm not entirely confident that the NIC link speed even matters for me these days.
    A good PCI-e fast eth. NIC would get close enough to 100Mb/s. Was looking more at the conn/sec speed though.
    The realtek nics tend to generate crazy interrupts during heavy loading.
    I tried Speedtest.com Somehow the 10/100 NICs lose out on Ultimate. 30Mbps. On the 10/100/1000 I can get up to 80Mbps maxed.

    Still trying to solve the pfSense Asterisk forwarding. I get 5060 rings but no voice transport on RTP 10,000 to 20,000 UDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordAlfa View Post
    I tried Speedtest.com Somehow the 10/100 NICs lose out on Ultimate. 30Mbps. On the 10/100/1000 I can get up to 80Mbps maxed.

    Still trying to solve the pfSense Asterisk forwarding. I get 5060 rings but no voice transport on RTP 10,000 to 20,000 UDP.
    Oddball issue... The other users who encountered the same problem solved it by doing a Manual Advanced Outbound NAT on 5060.
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