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Old 16-10-2020, 20:44   #16
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

I upgraded to the Gig1 Fibre on Monday, area 20 Manchester. Very rarely get 900Mbps, usually always between 600/700Mbps. Upload is fairly solid most of the time though.

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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

I always recommend the Sam Knows Real Speed test if you have a Hub 4 in router mode. It does a two stage test between the Hub and Sam Knows and then your device and Sam Knows.

www.samknows.com/realspeed
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I always recommend the Sam Knows Real Speed test if you have a Hub 4 in router mode. It does a two stage test between the Hub and Sam Knows and then your device and Sam Knows.

www.samknows.com/realspeed
But that speed is kind of irrelevant if you can't use it due to port speed limitations.
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Old 23-10-2020, 17:58   #19
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But that speed is kind of irrelevant if you can't use it due to port speed limitations.
You aren't meant to.

The idea of the provided 1.14Gb is that the potential bandwidth is shared by multiple devices. It is possible to use all that bandwidth if you had enough devices simultaneously caning the connection.

If Hub 4 supported port aggregation my router could take advantage of two ports at the same time. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

just get a 2.5gb nic that i posted a link to......
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

I'm hitting the limits of the ethernet port at all times. Pity we can't aggregate two together when it's provisioned for 1.1Gbps
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just get a 2.5gb nic that i posted a link to......
Which works if you have CAT6 ethernet cables, or better, and if any intervening switches are capable of handling >1Gb. The latter are pretty expensive.
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just get a 2.5gb nic that i posted a link to......
The Hub 4.0 doesn't have 2.5Gbit ports though, so there'd be no advantage?
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The Hub 4.0 doesn't have 2.5Gbit ports though, so there'd be no advantage?
That's what I said above.

I was responding to alanbjames talking about hardware necessary to take advantage of 2.5Gb router ports. As you say, this would only be relevant if port aggregation was available in the Hub 4 and one's own router.
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I'm hitting the limits of the ethernet port at all times. Pity we can't aggregate two together when it's provisioned for 1.1Gbps
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What browser are you running the speedtest with?
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

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What browser are you running the speedtest with?
Safari on Mac. Same results with the standalone Speedtest app.

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You aren't meant to.

The idea of the provided 1.14Gb is that the potential bandwidth is shared by multiple devices. It is possible to use all that bandwidth if you had enough devices simultaneously caning the connection.

If Hub 4 supported port aggregation my router could take advantage of two ports at the same time. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
Apparently it is possible with 2 lan cables from the Hub 4.0 feeding into a router running RouterOS or pfsense configured to aggregate the two inputs. Obviously requires a >1Gbe output port on the device.

https://forums.servethehome.com/inde...54/post-249734
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

I was chatting to someone in Customer Service yesterday at Virgin and they claimed that Swansea will see Gig1 during first quarter of 2021. I doubt this very much as there are larger cities with bigger uptakes that Virgin will invest in first.
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I was chatting to someone in Customer Service yesterday at Virgin and they claimed that Swansea will see Gig1 during first quarter of 2021. I doubt this very much as there are larger cities with bigger uptakes that Virgin will invest in first.
I have been trying to find out when it may come to Bournemouth but so far havent been able to get any info. Assuming it will also come here later too but we will see
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Bournemouth will probably see it way before Swansea.
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I doubt this very much as there are larger cities with bigger uptakes that Virgin will invest in first.
It doesn't work like that. Bigger cities need more work. Southampton and Reading got it first, and neither of them are large cities. It happens where the network is ready.

That said, I'm not aware of any announcement about Swansea yet. Nor Bournemouth.
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