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1Gig Service - Tips for best service?

Hi All,

One for the community at large.

I will be getting the 1Gig service next week and I am wondering what configuration changes etc...you made to get the best out of the service.

I will have around 10 devices on Wi-Fi and 4 on a wired connection

Thanks in advance

Stephen

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The default settings are the optimal so nothing u would reccomend changing on a hub 4

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If you want the best from a 1G service it’s best to get your own router and wireless access points. You are paying a lot for the speed and this is the best way to realise your investment. 


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What routers and AP's should I be looking at Tudor?

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Whilst I agree with @Tudor on this, it is worth knowing that if you connect your own router then you will be constrained by the 940 Mbps port speed of the Hub 4's ethernet ports, so against an expected speed of 1140 Mbps you'll only ever be able to access 82% of it.  If you leave the Hub 4 in router mode and add an access point that would still be 940 Mbps constrained but you'd theoretically be able to utilise the remaining 200 Mbps via the other ports on the Hub 4.   

Speaking as somebody who probably never maxes out a 200 Mbps connection I can't see this being a hardship, but YMMV. 

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I use all Ubiquiti/Unifi kit, router is USG 4 Pro (it’s just a proper router, nothing else), 2 x WAP AC Pro’s (one upstairs, one downstairs), 3 x PoE network switches, CloudKey 2+ and 4 x Unifi cameras. Plus 5 x Raspberry Pi, 2 running Pi-Hole, 1 print server, 1 garden watering system and 1 FlightRadar ADS-B receiver.


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It's possible to get the full bandwidth available however it's not that straight forward for a novice:

https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/how-to-make-the-most-of-a-1-15gbps-gig1-virgin-med... 

Personally I would suggest that 900Mbps ish is more than enough for one wired device leaving some spare bandwidth for the other wired & wireless devices!

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