coldtechDecember 19, 2017 at 5:12 am #347531
I just wanted to ask real quick here, since I could not find anything specific regarding performance of the two CPUs (MTK 7620A @580Mhz and MTK 7628NN @580Mhz). Which one should be faster in regards to OpenVPN?
I currently have a GL-MT300A and am thinking about getting another one. With the MT300A and Private Internet Access VPN I usually get 8-9 Mbit/s down and up.
Is the MT300N-V2 faster or slower than the MT300A? On the product page “Faster OpenVPN encryption” is mentioned as a feature, so I’m wondering if that means anything (although I guess that “faster” here means faster than the original MT300N).
Also, would the AR300M still be the best choice when it comes to OpenVPN performance? Is it significantly faster than the MT300A?
I’m aware that questions like these get asked from time to time and there are a few answers, but never any information that compares all the devices.alzhaoDecember 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm #347981
MT300N-V2 has 10% to 20% increase in vpn performance. It has hardware acceleration but we didn’t enable it. It is said to have 20% increase again.
In my test, here is a comparison of mini routers and vpn speed in real environment
AR300M 17MbpscoldtechDecember 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm #348021
Thank you very much! Is there a way for the user to enable the hardware acceleration for the MT300N-V2, or any plans to do that?alzhaoDecember 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm #348071
The users cannot do that. It includes driver development. Because the vpn performance increase is not that much, we have to balance its real value with the development cost.coldtechDecember 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm #348101
I understand. So I guess the best way to go for performance is still the AR300M, correct? Will there be any new portable mini router in the near future that can do better than the AR300M? If so, I could just wait a bit to purchase a new one.coldtechDecember 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm #350981
Since I was curios and they’re pretty cheap, I decided to get an MT300N-V2 to test its VPN speed.
So through a wired connection (and using Private Internet Access as VPN provider) I get:
MT300A: 1.31 MB/s peak, ~10.5 Mbit/s
MT300N-V2: 1.34 MB/s peak, ~10.7 Mbit/s
Firmware version was 2.264 on both.
So surprisingly, the MT300N-V2 is at least as fast as the MT300A. Still slow, mind you – but now it would be really interesting to see how the performance would be if the hardware acceleration was being used.
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