Last Modified: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:21:22 +0000 ; Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:42:04 +0000
|Wanted to benchmark the performance of various firmwares for the R7800 router to see how they performed. Alternative firmwares offers options such as different features, more granular control, and additional security options. I tested these 3 firmwares:
I ran an iperf3 server on a gigabit wired connected machine to the switch. It was either connected to a LAN port or WAN port as per the test.
For the client I used a wired gigabit connection or a Wi-Fi connection with an Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz adapter.
iperf3 commandsDocumentation Reference
iperf3 --server --interval 2 --format m
iperf3 --format m --bandwidth 10000M --interval 2 --parallel 4 --client 203.0.113.101
iperf3 --format m --bandwidth 10000M --interval 2 --parallel 4 --client 203.0.113.101 --reverse
SummaryFor the WIRED LAN to WAN and WIRED LAN to WIRED LAN all 3 firmwares were close in performance.
Wireless / WAN for download (S on wan -> C on wireless) saw Voxel as the fastest, but upload (C->S) OpenWRT was faster.
Wireless / LAN for download (S on lan ->C on wireless) saw Voxel as the fastest, but upload (C->S) for OEM was faster.