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Topic: M0n0wall on APU1c  (Read 1835 times)
« on: April 17, 2014, 13:12:06 »
winnall *
Posts: 10

I recently installed M0n0wall 1.8.1 on an APU1c from PC Engines as an upgrade from an Alix 2D13.

I was hoping it would be fast enough to fully utilise the 250 Mbit/s Internet connection I have from Cablecom.

My tests indicate that the APU1c can do up to 247 Mbit/s.

By comparison, the old Alix 2D13 manages around 46 Mbit/s.

These were not rigorous tests, but I think they give an reasonable impression of what speeds the two boards achieve with M0n0wall.

« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 13:27:59 »
Lennart Grahl ***
Posts: 153

Could you test VPN and traffic shaped throughput as well? That would be very interesting.

« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 13:55:10 »
winnall *
Posts: 10

I don't use VPN at the moment, so I can't comment on that.

I'm not sure what to say about traffic shaping: I had it switched on (without realising it) and it throttled my throughput to the extent that I doubted the capacity of the board (it was set at 95 Mbit/s and I was getting 88+ Mbit/s).

The 247 Mbit/s were without traffic shaping.

« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 14:04:16 »
winnall *
Posts: 10

It occurs to me that the APU1c may be capable of more than 247 Mbit/s. My Internet connection is only 250 MBit/s so it is possible that that is the limiting factor.

« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 16:20:25 »
Fred Grayson *****
Posts: 994

Try routing traffic between a machine on your LAN and a machine on an OPT interface instead of between your WAN and LAN.

Google is your friend and Bob's your uncle.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 11:12:54 »
brushedmoss ****
Posts: 446

I got 800mbps through it at ~80% cpu.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 23:31:13 »
Lee Sharp *****
Posts: 517

That 800meg might have been the limit of your desktop nic.  I have seen some gigabit card cap as low as 600 meg. (Mostly in laptops)
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