[Dshield] Recommendation for home router

Mark markt442 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 19 23:46:22 GMT 2006

It wouldn't be hard to test with two computers running
iperf. If you don't have a linux system, I've seen
some success running under cygwin. If not, easy way is
grab a linux "live" cd and run that on both.

IPerf is a great utility to look at the forwarding
performance of a device, as long as the device is less
than the output of your pcs. Run a crossconnect cable
straight between the pcs to get a baseline of the max
performance they can push - then introduce the router
and test. Of course the slowest device may be your
ISP. :-)

Have fun,


From:	"steven parks" <sparks at IDEAL.COM>
Subject:	Re: [Dshield] Recommendation for home router
Date:	Mon, 13 Feb 2006 16:48:47 -0500
To:	"'General DShield Discussion List'"
<list at lists.dshield.org>

can anyone speak to the bandwidth available through
one of those 
routers flashed to linux. I'm currently using ipcop on
a pentium 166 
and I
can get 8 million bit per second downloads through my
Comcast cable 
(nice :-)
I recently had the opportunity to try a linksys
(befvp41) and a netgear
(fvs318) router (they weren't mine so I couldn't
modify them)  I only 
about 6mbs through them.
normally that would be good enough (how many sites can
deliver files 
fast right?). Still, I just don't like the idea of
losing bandwidth.

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