There are some uses, e.g., if you don't want your torrent download causing issues with your 8K streaming.Why is QoS suddenly in the mix? And why would anyone want QoS on a gigabit uplink?
- QoS may still be needed to manage uploads (consider not all users have 1000Mbps up, maybe only 100Mbps)Why is QoS suddenly in the mix? And why would anyone want QoS on a gigabit uplink?
I don't agree with this statement. A lot of modern ARM based SoCs can run wire speed VPN these days. However, these SoCs have dedicated network accelerators (or whatever the manufacturer choses to call it) to do so, such as Qualcomm's IPQ SoCs.And, of course, if you're trying to get a full gigabit through any VPN tunnel, you can forget using any consumer Wi-Fi router. Higher encryption levels mean lower throughput. So even with quad-core ARM processors and lower encryption levels, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that can provide higher than 50 Mbps through a VPN tunnel. For anything higher than that, you'll need to build your own router with a PC grade multi-core CPU.
Interesting tidbit: Asus has an Alpine-based router in development...Would be curious to see more about Alpine (quad/dual A15's) and some upcoming ARMv8 chips coming from Marvell and QCA...
Sorry, no. I'll pass on that review. I will be reviewing one of the cheapo Mikrotik hEX RB750Gr3 once I get the new router test process sorted.Any chance you can review this?
No. I set out to find out why my tests did not show reduced throughput. ONE case reported was using port forwarding. So I set it as the default test case.the test, as I understood it from the first part of the article, seemed to be 'how much of the promised gigabit will a router deliver through a forwarded port?'
Sorry, I'm confused. The tests show that port forwarding does NOT reduce throughput, with the possible exception of one case.Tim, I must say I was surprised by some of your results. In some cases (like Asuswrt), port forwarding is able to work with CTF enabled because they mark each packet that gets port forwarded. At the kernel level, any marked packet will then bypass CTF. Your results would indicate that there would still be some acceleration in place even when a packet goes through a port forward. Maybe Broadcom improved their CTF implementation over the years.
I tested the smart/ adaptive mode with all four categories checked. I don't have my test notes with me right now, so sorry I'm not being exact.Which type of QoS did you test on the Asus?
That's a loaded statement - many think that OpenVPN is the only one - it's not, but even then, most consumer routers use just that, and there, the ARM based routers do have a bit of a challenge hitting 40-50Mbps at best...Tell me which consumer routers can handle gigabit wire speed and I'm happy to update the article.
The Alpines are interesting - but... depends on what Asus does with AsusWRT - most of the improvements are much newer than what AsusWRT has the moment with the kernel, compiler, and packages...Interesting tidbit: Asus has an Alpine-based router in development...