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Router throughput

2020-10-13 by: Steve Hollingsworth
From: Steve Hollingsworth 
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I have been toying with upgrading to the EPBfi gig but my current router
tops out at about 700mbps when routing and I don't want to pay for
something I cannot use fully.

For some reason I never see this metric mentioned anywhere unless I go
manufacturer by manufacturer, device by device into the full tech specs. I
know that their are people on this list who must have been there, done
that, and have some easy answers for me. TIA.

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*Beware those who claim to know the mind of God and who are prepared to use
force, if necessary, to make others conform. Beware those who cannot tell
God's will from their own.*
~ Barbara Brown Taylor (1951 - )

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ So, I have AT&T Gigabit fiber, but same idea roughly (though I don't know if EPB force EAP Auth like AT&T) I use a Ubiquiti Edgerouter X and I can sustain 850mps on average, with it peaking about 920 on good days.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:15 PM Steve Hollingsworth wrote: Datapoint: My Eero setup (not the pro) through my Sonic fiber gives me 960 or so hardwired to Speedtest.net (because it's not the Eero Pro, only about 300 on WiFi, I'm told they do about 700). Dan

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ r The probability you reach 1Gb traffic is extremely low. The vast majority of the Internet can't (or won't) feed you at those speeds. The probability you will sustain it for more than a brief second or two is nearly zero. If we're talking about residential connections, the question you should be asking, is $10/month worth the extra 600Mbs you can currently reach? Because in reality, you're not going to find many sites that feed you over 200-300Mbs, especially for larger transfers. I go =2E e I use a lot of little J3060 (dual-core Celeron) boxes that use Intel NICs for pfsense boxen. Edgerouter 4 is also a capable little ARM box. Not a fan of ER-X for public facing. Depending on what you expose, it's fairly easy to knock them offline. I use a crap-ton of them for behind-the-main-firewall VPN appliances, they do well there. Cheers, -Dave

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I rolled my own router using pfSense. I=E2=80=99m routinely routing at 940m= bps inbound and outbound simultaneously. I also have suricata, and a few other services running on pfSense. A seller on Amazon named protectli sells little machines that come with pfSense preinstalled. On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 5:20 PM Stephen Kraus wrote: t I

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ So to this point: I don't know how EPB is structured, but where I most like having the gigabit fiber at home is upload speed. Back up that picture library to a couple of different S3 providers? Poof. Upload that video to YouTube? Done (although still gotta wait for some multiple of the video run-time for YouTube to process it). Take that half TB disk image and stuff it someplace safe off-site? Okay, a little longer, but... That's where I notice it most. It's not like I can stream video any faster. Though if my job still involved map data... Dan

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I use a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 4, and usually pull speedtest.net speeds of at least 800 - 900mbps. I would definitely recommend that, or even the EdgeRouter X like someone else suggested. It works great. Dan's point about upload speeds is a big reason for me as well. Also, I'm running rsync on about 12 VPS servers in the cloud every single night. Granted, I'm deduplicating with `--link-dest`, but still. I tend to move a fair amount of data. But for a long time, I did hold off on getting the Gig precisely because of Dave's comments. It was only when they reduced the price quite a bit about a year or so ago that I decided to pull the trigger and upgrade. -- David White

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ speed kills!=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 so my current project involves direct-conn= ecting two same-vicinity 33.6k modems together...=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0appare= ntly its as simple as connecting a 9v battery and a 500 ohm resistor across= the green/red wires.=C2=A0 =C2=A0And all this time I thought it required s= ome fancy schmancy telephone line $imulator that I was too cheap to purchas= e I have been toying with upgrading to the EPBfi gig but my current router to= ps out at about 700mbps when routing and I don't want to pay for something = I cannot use fully. For some=C2=A0reason I never see this metric mentioned anywhere unless I go= manufacturer by manufacturer, device by device into the full tech specs. I= know that their are people on this list who must have been there, done tha= t, and have some easy answers for me. TIA. --=20 Beware those who claim to know the mind of God and who are prepared to use = force, if necessary, to make others conform. Beware those who cannot tell G= od's will from their own. ~ Barbara Brown Taylor (1951 - )

=============================================================== From: John D ------------------------------------------------------ As someone who had EPB (and worked there) and then moved to Houston, no. EPB does not force any sort of authentication. I miss that aspect of EPB over AT&T the most. And the customer service.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ We had Google Fiber in Austin when we lived there. Still missed everything about EPB. The GF setup process is easy enough and their customer support was decent, but definitely not what I am used to with EPB. -Aaron -- Aaron Welch Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures 423-505-9999 n2nightfall@gmail.com "Enabling people to do great things with their own ideas."

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ When I was a kid, my dad brought home a thousand foot spool of wire from the scrap where he worked, and had some old telephone stuff lying around, and I remember stringing a pair to the house across the way, and getting a working intercom (we never tried to make the ringers work) with a battery and a resistor...