UniFi USG Throughput

The UniFi Security Gateway allows users access to better security and networking ease for dozens of devices. However, several output metrics, like throughput ratings for instance, are hard to monitor on these consoles. 

The UniFi USG throughput differs across installments in the series. Older USG consoles tend to possess inferior VPN, IPSec, full DPI, and other throughput ratings.

Recent versions tend to perform better overall in rendering better speeds for users across a secure network. 

What is the Throughput Range for Ubiquiti USG?

The general throughput range of Ubiquiti USG devices range from about 60Mbps – 1Gbps. Newer releases, like the USG-XG-16 can offer up to 10Gbps switching capacity under correct conditions. 

How to Check the UniFi USG Throughput

First way to check UniFi USG throughput: Through UniFi dashboard

Step 1: Connect UniFi USG to a router

Link your device with a stable, high-speed data connection. Next, launch the client app for your USG device on your computer.

Make sure no active devices currently have access to the controller’s architecture to get better results. 

Step 2: Access Wi-Fi metrics widget

The Wi-Fi metrics widget features on several USG releases and is accessible from users’ dashboards. 

Step 3: Click ‘+’ icon and add ‘Speed Test’ to widget buttons

Click the ‘+’ icon and select Speed Test from all available buttons. 

Step 4: Tap speed test icon to get relevant metrics

You can easily check the speed of your network controller with that widget icon. However, you must have an active internet connection to get results in real-time.

Second way to check UniFi USG throughput: With a Speed Test checker

Step 1: Open your Web browser

Launch your preferred browser on a device connected to your USG interface. 

Step 2: Type the address of speed test checker or query ‘speed test’

Next, locate the search bar on your browser and type in the address of your preferred speed test checker. If you don’t have a favorite speed test checker, you can type the keywords ‘speed test check’ and tap ‘Enter’.

Step 3: Register an account and click ‘Go’

Most speed test checkers will require users to register an account before gaining access. You might need to provide an email address to confirm your ownership of an account. 

After the sign up is completed, click ‘Go’ on the checker to begin a test of your network’s speed. 

Step 4: Record/screenshot results 

Allow the test to run and you will receive a report of your network’s speed characteristics in moments. 

You can copy the results of your network’s speed test to compare with its default specifications. 

Make sure the output device you plan to check is connected with your USG network controller Failing to link the speed test through your security gateway will produce unreliable results.

Ubiquiti 3P v Pro 4 Throughput Rating

The Ubiquiti UniFi 3P has a standard firewall inspection throughput of about 1Gbps, giving it better traffic-monitoring potential. It also features a 60Mbps UTM throughput, 900Mbps full DPI throughput, over 80Mbps IPS throughput. 

The UniFi 3P also possesses the potential to deliver 10Mbps throughput along with about 1Gbps IPSec tunneling. 

Performance ratings for the UniFi 3P are great, but these numbers get dwarfed by superior options like USG Pro models. 

For example, the USG Pro 4 features a 2.5Gbps firewall inspection throughput, about 200Mbps UTM throughput, more than 900Mbps full DPI throughput, and over 250Mbps IPS throughput.

Recent Pro 4 models also feature 25Gbps VPN throughput capacity along with 1Gbps tunneling potential. 

When it comes to performance ratings, the UniFi Pro 4 does better in several respects. 

What is the Full DPI Throughput for UniFi USG?

The oldest model of UniFi USG consoles has a 900Mbps full DPI throughput rating. Advanced models usually possess more throughput potential than the initial release. 

For example, the USG-XG-8 features full DPI throughput ratings in excess of 1Gbps. Such high throughput ratings make it easy for UniFi devices to run quality connections with increased speed. 

What is the Average VPN Throughput for UniFi USG?

Most UniFi USG models possess a VPN throughput rating between 10 – 25Mbps. The model, specifications, and available settings on a UniFi USG could increase the potential to render better VPN output. 

Old USG models can offer no more than 10Mbps for VPN throughput. Later models in the USG-X series can offer more than twice that amount to offer better connectivity across your network. 

What is the IPS Throughput for UniFi USG?

Several UniFi USG consoles have throughput ratings for IPS from 900Mbps. Old models of the USG naturally support lower IPS throughput rating than newer releases. 

Newer USG models, like the XG releases for example, can offer more than 1Gbps IPS throughput to users.