I just bought RB hEX to use it as a router at my home for FTTH ONT which works in bridge mode. hEX acts as home router and it's configured in this way:
LAN1 -> WAN
LAN2 -> master port
LAN-3-5 -> slave ports
There is also DHCP server and Masquerade. No filter rules in firewall, no queues. Really simple configuration.
This config was used with latest stable ROS v6.40.3 and after upgrading to newest rc version which has hw-offload in bridge it was also tested.
My question is about actual NAT performance between WAN<->LAN ports. How hEX should really perform? Because I cannot achieve more than 560-600 Mbps and I think this is a bit to small value for a two core 880 MHz CPU. Or am I wrong?
And yes – I also tested it bypassing the hEX and plugging in my computer just after FTTH ONT and then I'm nearly saturating GbE port achieving ~930 Mbps.
Is hEX really that slow?