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How would Raspberry Pi Router Perform as a Router?

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The Raspberry Pi model 3 B+ is the latest version of the ‘top of the line’ Pi, with all the features, and it is still available at just $35. This year’s Pi has the improved CPU frequency, WiFi performance,  and wired LAN performance, and has some other smaller changes. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has a metal cover on the SoC, and it has the metal shield with the embossed Raspberry Pi logo covering the WiFi and Bluetooth circuitry. The shiny Pi logo engraved on the wireless cover gives a premium feel than older models. The microSD card slot is a push/pull (not push to eject). It also has the new CPU design with the metal enclosure, which evaporates heat much better than the older plastic casing. It works well even without the extra heatsink or active cooling. The Raspberry Pi Router Performance can be enhanced by some of the factors, which are given below.

Raspberry Pi Router Performance
Raspberry Pi Router Performance

Related: How to use your Raspberry Pi as a VPN router?

Raspberry Pi model 3 B+ onboard WiFi performance

Raspberry Pi Router Performance
Raspberry Pi Router Performance

The WiFi performance of the model 3 B+ decimates the 3 B. In addition, unlike the simple WiFi setup on the 3 B., The 3 B+ model has to be dealt with some critical errors while connecting to the WiFi. The tests were done using the Raspberry Pis in the same physical location, from the RT-AC66U 802.11 ac/n/g/b WiFi router, both connected to the dedicated 5GHz only network. It scored more than the older models of the Raspberry Pi. One of the highest upgrades that you can perform is to increase the Raspberry Pi performance is to buy the fastest possible microSD card, mainly for the applications where you need to do plenty of random reads and writes.

Raspberry Pi model 3 B+ microSD card performance

Raspberry Pi Router Performance
Raspberry Pi Router Performance

Due to the overall performance and the random read/write performance, It is highly recommended to buy the Samsung Evo+32GB microSD card. It is the best card for the price/performance, and it comes in sizes up to 128GB. There is also another option we can use if the fastest I/O is needed to boot from the external USB SSD, which can be much faster, but it is little harder to set up and make the hardware footprint much larger. If you are performing the frequent large file copies, you can see the biggest gains. It also increases the overall performance of your Rasberry Pi Router. Every generation of the Pi has the higher clocked processor, and also has some new circuits, which requires constant power simply to run idle. For the little-increased processing power and a lot of networking bandwidth, the Pi model 3 B+ consumes almost double the power of the previous generation Pi model 3. It also doubles the performance metrics. It also doubles the power consumption for the marginal performance gains.

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