In future BISDN networks, significant burdens will be placed on the processing elements in the network since call routing and admission policies will be more computationally intensive than those in present day networks. Thus, the bottleneck in future networks is likely to shift from the communication links to the processing elements. The delays at these elements are influenced by their processing capacity and factors such as; routing algorithms, propagation delays, admission control functions, and network topology. The goal of this paper is to characterize the behavior of these factors on the call setup time and accepted call throughput. This behavior is examined for three sequential routing schemes and two flooding routing schemes under various network parameters and different forms of admission control. The results of our study indicate that processing capacity and the admission control function can affect the call setup time and accepted call throughput significantly while propagation delay does not affect these performance measures significantly.