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Re: 1GB fibre but not getiing 1GB

How is it setup?

Is the Hub 4 in router mode?

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Re: 1GB fibre but not getiing 1GB

Yep it is router mode with 3 cables connected to the ports at the moment.  They are bonded so get one IP address from the SH4.

I still need to try and work out if it will work like this in modem only mode.  Suspect not but it is on the to-do list, as is putting that IP in DMZ and disabling FW etc.

I can see the different traffic going down each of the 3 wire cables on a random round-robin config at the moment. 

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If the SH4 works similarly to the older hubs, only one Ethernet port is available in modem mode. It would be pretty awesome if they allowed lag groups in modem mode on the new hub to get around that issue but I’m not getting my hopes up.
I still have to wait for gig1 to come to my area too though so no opportunities to play with it for a while.
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Erm, ok just tried it in modem only mode and it worked with all 3 connections...

All 3 were seeing different traffic levels going across it and with 2 disabled it speedtests hit the expected 930 or so.  Enabling the other two pushed it back up to the max 1.1Gbps or so.  I put 3 connections in as in testing with just 2 it tended to stick to one connection.

I know the behaviour of the SH3 is only one port, however I wonder if this is really the case.  Not sure how my new router is presenting itself as it has a single IP address across all 3 connections in all cases either a 192.168.1.x address or the public IP address in modem only mode.

More testing to follow as I want to check my new routers firewall is working as expected.

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Hmm. I wasn’t expecting that!

if you do figure out any more about how it’s presenting in modem mode, please do let us know!

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The Mikrotik router config establishes the bond between the 3 and gives out the same MAC address to each port in both router and modem only mode.

Random round-robin is configured on the bond and during a speedtest typically you can see the bandwidth split between 2 of the 3 connections usually with around 2/3 to 1/3 split.  This varies but in normal use you can see different levels of traffic going through each of the bonded ports in the router menus.

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Hello

One of the issues I see is the default Gigabit Ethernet has a potential frame throughput of 81000 per second and therefore a high throughput for actual data (about 118 MB/s), giving efficiency of 94%, or 940Mbps. So in your case with a round robin each port will only get approx 940mbs.

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Which is why you need more than one gigabit connection to the SH4 to an external router if you want to be able to use the full 1.2Gbps bandwidth VM provide.

By doing this in either router or modem only mode you can ensure that you don’t lose the nearly 300Mbps due to the 940Mbps.

My speed test from before is hitting over 1.1Gbps consistently on speed test.net and dslreports.

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I’m testing wireless which I understand will affect my speeds but 22mbps download and 20mbps upload doesn’t seem right.

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Testing via wireless can be intermittent and will generally not get you full speed. You need to test wired with a machine that can actually cope with it.

Also, you need to give more information like how far you are away? If you are in the same room their might be a problem but who knows.

I can get 22Mbps a second down the bottom of my garden but that is to be expected and working properly. With the same device in the same room as my Wireless AP I can get north of 600Mbps 🙂
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