I cannot get gigabit (or near it) throughput on WAN -> LAN on the Balance One. I suspect this is related to use of PPPoE and VLAN tags (both of which are required for my ISP), but not sure.
Has anyone solved this problem before?
Here are the details:
- CenturyLink fiber, 1Gb symmetrical
- Balance One connected to the ONT (optical terminator) directly via RJ45
- PPPoE enabled
- VLAN enabled, ID=201
- Comcast, 50/10Mb
- Balance One connected to Motorola modem
- DHCP enabled
No USB attached
The issue all comes down to speed. With WAN1 connected and WAN2 manually disconnected, the best throughput I can get on a desktop PC attached to local LAN ports is ~323Mb down / ~ 323Mb up.
When put the centurylink action tech C2000 router between the ONT and my desktop PC, I can get 900Mb/900Mb.
It feels like either vlan tagging or pppoe consumes all of the CPU on the balance one.