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Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster Reviewed

Routing Performance

Testing Notes:

The test results show the GS' routing speed probably won't be a problem. If about 34 Mbps isn't fast enough for you, you probably shouldn't be using this class of router!

I was happy to find that I didn't have any problem running Qcheck's UDP streaming tests, which I sometimes have with SPI + NAT routers. This says to me that Linksys has done some tuning since the original WRT54G's code.

Routing Performance Test Results

Test DescriptionTransfer Rate (Mbps)Response Time (msec)UDP stream
Throughput (kbps)Lost data (%)
WAN - LAN33.71 (avg)
1 (max)
5000
LAN - WAN33.91 (avg)
1 (max)
5000
Firmware Version2.07.1

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