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Router Throughput

I've got a client who has an extremely fast internet connection and when a computer is connected directly they get phenomenal speeds, however once a router/gateway is connected it's limiting overall throughput.
  We need a router because this connection serves an office with several servers, we just tried some speed tests etc connecting directly vs through the router to confirm the bottleneck.

   Router is RV042

 Would we need to move to some kind of Cisco router that can handle more bandwidth/throughput???

 thanks

 
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how fast is extremely fast? (10mbit? 100mbit?)
Assistant Vice President\Network Manager
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I've just looked up the spec on the rv042 - 100mbit nat LAN->WAN, 59mbit IPSEC,

is your connection faster than that? if so its time to move to a big router.

if not its most likely a misconfiguration on the device, I'd recommend engaging TAC.
Have you tried putting a pc the DMZ to see if its the throughout of the firewall thats the problem?

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Fast is 10MB per sec (that's big B) not bit.

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LUDO: where did you look that spec up?

 thanks
yup, thats the one...
firstly, I didn't realize this was a Linksys (Cisco smb) product... I really have my doubts about it hitting 100mbit lan->wan. to put things in perspective, a cisco (not smb) 2911 ISR only guarantees 72mbit interface to interface.

what speeds are you getting?
the issue could surely be an mtu/mss related issue - try all of that first, see if you can do some snmp polling of the device and see what its cpu and interfaces are doing. depending on how good (or bad) the switching interface is on the front, you could also be seeing congestion from there as well.

Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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:) ludo.  I happened to already be on the site so I just pasted the link.  

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The solution was informative but didn't solve my problem.