[Semibug] ubiquiti edge-router Lite

Gregory Czerniak gregczrk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 22:33:16 EST 2018

The benchmarks at
show that the EdgeRouter Lite can get 940 MBits/sec using the native
operating system that uses the hardware acceleration, and 657 MBits/sec
using OpenWrt with some type of "software" acceleration that isn't

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:06 PM Nick Holland <nick at holland-consulting.net>

> On 12/14/18 21:31, Mark Moellering wrote:
> > Everyone,
> >
> > I bought a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter-Lite and after many Trials and
> > Tribulations [*operator error*] , I got openbsd on it and configured as
> > a Firewall
> >
> > This is a replacing PC hardware, which I did to try and save a little
> > electricity.
> And power consumption is related to data moving and processing power.
> > I have a question for folks, the speed seems slow.  When I run
> > speedtest-cli, I don't see anything much over 150Mb.  This is over 1Gb
> > Fiber, which I could usually see at least 500Mb from some servers.Â
> >
> > Trying to figure out if this is a hardware performance limit
> > The fact that I am trying to run these tests at 9:00 p.m. EST
> > A Configuration Issue.
> > Or a combination of the above.
> >
> > Any suggestions are appreciated.
> first of all, keep in mind HOW BLOOMIN' MUCH 1gb/s bandwidth is.  This
> is not cheap bargain basement bandwidth here.  I used to work for an ISP
> that had 1/5th that bandwidth in our total operations serving something
> like 50,000 people in various ways...and you got that going to your
> house.  And even though that was years ago, our firewalls could kick an
> Edgerouter Lite's butt in almost every regard.
> I'm actually rather amazed that a $100 box can do over 100mbps.
> But ... while moving data, take a look at what the box is doing -- I'm
> guessing you will see a high interrupt and system load.  And, as Mike
> said, there may be some special hw to help pump packets on the thing
> that OpenBSD doesn't utilize.
> Nick.
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