Any chance if you could please have a look whether the Hub 4 has byte counters for inbound / outbound traffic either via the web interface, web SNMP proxy or direct SNMP?
On the SH2/SH2ac this was available via the web interface but it was not retrievable in any way from the Hub 3. I find the feature quite useful for monitoring, and would very much like to know if it is available on the Hub 4. It is one of the several reasons why I am still sticking with a SH2ac.
Why did VM only put a 1Gb network port on the SH4. They should have at least put a 2.5Gb network port on the back.
No one is ever going to get 1Gb connection on there network. Most will max out around 900Mb/s.
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having a 2.5Gbps port on the hub would be pointless unless the client devices also had such ports. and whilst they are available (mostly as standalone cards/adaptors) they just aren't widely in use enough to warrant the extra cost in adding it to the hub.
most customers will be using WIFI anyway.
in my opinion the gigabit product isn't about supply the full 1Gbps to any one device, it's about having enough bandwidth the supply multiple devices without any device noticing a drop.
It’s all down to cost. Why put a higher speed port on the hub when it would cost more for the chipsets and not even be used by the majority of users. Why an RJ45 port? Should be a fibre one, 10G SPF+ ones, as on my router.
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There is nothing cable broadband specific that makes it more prone to latency spikes than any other kind of broadband technology (e.g. ADSL). The problem is the home hub. SuperHub 2 and 2ac were perfectly fine. Hub 3 was a crap piece of hardware that was in every consumer-relevant way a massive downgrade compared to a SH2ac. It remains to be seen whether Hub 4 continues on that path, but both H3 and H4 are, AFAIK, made by Arris, while SH2ac was made by a more competent manufacturer of networking equipment.
According to Ofcom's surveys latency depends a great deal on how broadband is delivered with the best to worse as follows.
3. Cable (VM)
At peak times (8pm-10pm) even a slow FTTC product such as BT Superfast Fibre had a latency of 13.75ms that comprehensively out-performed VM's VIVID 50 of 20.5ms. However, DOCSIS 3.1 brings lower latency through Active Queue Management (AQM) and now a new specification called Low Latency DOCSIS (LLD) should reduce round-trip latency to about 1ms. It will be interesting to see if VM will introduce LLD.