[OpenWrt-Devel] Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite questions

Roman Yeryomin leroi.lists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 11:54:04 EDT 2014

On 20 October 2014 16:20, Flávio Silveira <fggs at terra.com.br> wrote:
> On 20/10/2014 09:24, Roman Yeryomin wrote:
>> On 20 October 2014 01:29, Flávio Silveira <fggs at terra.com.br> wrote:
>>> Good evening,
>>>    I've been told that this router is great only when using EdgeOS,
>>> because
>>> of proprietary drivers and optimizations.
>>>    Is there anyone working on this router that can confirm this
>>> information?
>>> Is there any benchmarks I could do and compare between OpenWRT and
>>> EdgeOS?
>> Yes, that's because of fastpath (aka hardware NAT).
>> Not so long ago I compared the performance. When fastpath is enabled
>> (e.g. EdgeOS) you get almost wire speed NAT (~900Mbps, TCP). Without
>> that I got ~270Mbps.
>> But the question is, do you really need wire speed NAT? If you do need
>> then you are probably not a SOHO user.
>> Anyway... I'm not aware of any open source implementations of fastpath
>> driver for octeon family. Maybe it's worth to start bugging cavium
>> itself or device manufacturers so they release at least reference
>> driver for fastpath :)
>> Regards,
>> Roman
> I agree, they should release something in order to others have the chance to
> implement it
> It's not that I need that kind of throughput, but it's complicated to not
> use the device at its full capability.

Actually it's hard to use it's full capability :)
Most people have below 100Mbps connections.
Well.. they are not advertised as home routers though...

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