Basic router with real gigabit?

Does gl.inet have any true gigabit port routers today?
I don’t need any special features, but gigabit port is absolutely needed.

What do you mean by “real gigabit”?

Gigabit ports? Yep, they exist. Nearly all newer models are equipped with Gigabit.
AX1800, MT6000 for example.

Are they true gigabit ports or shared Ethernet, meaning, single port software shared to add ports, like the early ones were?
The ones you’re showing me are too expensive for my projects, I need them around the $50.00 mark or so. Maybe the GL-SFT1200 as it says it’s got 3x gigabit ports.

So you talk about the switching capacity?

I can’t help you with that, since I never used all 1 Gbps ports at once.

Actually, the GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 is no good to me either since I’m reading that it cannot be converted to openwrt. However the size of this device is also a problem so I’ll keep looking.

Maybe you want to explain what you needs are and what you are planning to do?

My need is for 100% real gigabit Ethernet as the network speeds hit over 900Mbps. I want to make sure I’m using devices that can handle up to nearly one gigabit.

There is the GL-B1300 that might work.
The problem is that people test these things and report that while they are advertised as being gigabit, they fail to reach those speeds when tested using real methods such as iperf for example or other tools on the local network.

For example, researching what folks have posted about the maximum Ethernet speed for the GL.iNet GL-B1300 varies depending on the firmware version used.

When running GL-iNet firmware version 3.105, the wired Ethernet performance caps at approximately 500 Mbps. However, when using OpenWrt firmware (specifically version 19.07.6 r11278-8055e38794), the performance significantly increases, exceeding 900 Mbps​

​In another instance, performance tests using OpenWrt version 21.02.1 on the GL-B1300 showed results with a bit of variability. For instance, one test using iperf3 between two hosts connected on different VLAN interfaces of the eth0 interface of the router showed a bitrate of around 840 Mbits/sec for sending and 838 Mbits/sec for receiving.

When traffic was routed and NATed, the performance was comparable. However, for traffic sent out the WAN interface, the performance dropped significantly, showing around 299 Mbits/sec for sending and 497 Mbits/sec for receiving.

After enabling certain features like software flow offloading and irqbalance, the performance improved, reaching close to 888 Mbits/sec in some tests​

​These results suggest that while the GL-B1300 is capable of high Ethernet speeds, the actual performance can vary based on the firmware version and specific network configurations used.

And that, is what I mean by ‘real’ Ethernet speeds.

Well, it’s an router with firewalling, nat-ing and stuff. It‘s pretty normal that you can’t hit the 1 Gbps. At least not when trying to fish in the „less than 150$“ sea.

Not quite true when you’re running your own image because you can trim it accordingly.
I’ve tested many of these things with my own custom builds that are ultra light.

Yeah, ofc - when building your own device (or at least your own OS) you can trim accordingly.
But directly from the factory it’s difficult.

If you see these port link speed that’s mean true 1 Gigabit. Depend to test if you have cable match 1 Gigabit and speed your ssd.

SSD has nothing to do with testing, it’s a very simple process to speed test on a lan.

It is does effect. Always read and write any packets. Include ram speed.

projects, there are lots of ways to measure performance and lots of internal ways to create routers.

Plenty of routers have a 1gbit wan and 1 gbit connection to an internal switch which then shows as 4 gbit lans. Some others do not have an internal switch, but also generally less lan ports, but then might actually have slightly low speeds between those few lan-ports because of that.

And pretty much any consumer router can be configured in such a way that it can be slowed down below 1gbit. Even a Flint 2 will not do 1gbit speeds when you configure it to put that into a VPN connection.

WAN->LAN, LAN->WAN, LAN->LAN, LAN->WIFI 2.4GHz, LAN->WIFI 5GHz, WAN->WIFI etc etc are also all different things to measure. So what is the use-case you have and maybe someone can see if that would work one of GL-iNet’s devices.

Could you test ipref? That you want to test real speed?

You want the Slate Plus even though it’s outside of your budget. It has mainline OWRT 25.03 if you don’t want the price of the Flint v2 or experiment w/ custom builds for the Slate AX.

If you don’t need AP I’d be looking @ Friendly Elec’s NanoPi R4S. Van Tech Corner is ‘the man’ to see here:

Thanks for the input.

I cannot go too high in price because I need a lot of these.
I’ve gone with the nanopi R5C running a Ubuntu server version.
It has two 2.5GbE ports and testing is showing on average 2.3 gigabit results.
The Mango and ar series do the job well for everything else I do/need.

How about briefly outlining what you need and why?
Would be easier to think about solutions then.