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  Reply # 1647284 7-Oct-2016 13:32
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BarTender:

 

Talkiet:

 

Sounddude:

 

We have found the citylink (Wellington) speed test server to be very bad. 

 

The spark one seems to be good.

 

 

And I'm going to make them even better shortly. All you jokers running speedtests on your shiny new gig connections have nearly pushed one of them up to 10% average utilisation :-)

 

Just jealous that I can't get fibre yet so can't play :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

Lucky no one has upgraded the Auckland and Christchurch servers to the latest version.

 

 

 

 

Really? I could swear I saw a Permit To Work fly past earlier... :-)

 

 

 

CHeers  -  N


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  Reply # 1647349 7-Oct-2016 15:14

 

Seen higher upload and doesn't seem to get much higher, guessing limitation of hardware of my router or chorus considering nothing I change effects it. Could be a lot worse :P

 

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  Reply # 1647366 7-Oct-2016 15:38
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Talkiet:

 

 Really? I could swear I saw a Permit To Work fly past earlier... :-)

 

 CHeers  -  N

 

 

 

 

You will find it will all turn to sh*t when you do. The only reason the Spark ones are running so well is that its not using the new Ookla web server.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1647394 7-Oct-2016 17:24
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Mikek:

 

Well after doing some research due to the fact my old modem was sh*t house.

 

I purchased a D-Link DIR-885L

 

Tested to Spark Server

 

Chorus / Auckland

 

 

Pretty happy with new router

 

 

Thank you for your research. much appreciated.

 

 

I'm very happy.

 

 


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  Reply # 1647467 7-Oct-2016 19:59
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sbiddle:

 

nitrotech:

 

sbiddle:

 

RmACK:

 

Hmm, I might need to do some investigating. Fastest I've seen is 650Mbps.

 

 

Mikrotik RB2011, hardwired CAT6.

 

Fastpath is enabled for established & related connections. Will do some iperf across VLANs this weekend to test what sort of throughput the router can handle.

 

 

RB2011 is no good a good solution for Gigabit. It's not powerful enough to be usable even with Fastpath/Fasttrack

 

I'd never deploy one for anything faster than 100Mbps if it's required to do anything too complex as they're far to easy to bog down if you start adding rules of any sort.

 

 

 

 

I totally agree with Steve - in our testing the 2011 series has 100% cpu usage at 200mbps and i'm surprised that you're getting the speeds you are.

 

The 3011 is a great upgrade 1.4ghz dual core processor 1gb ram - it uses about 30-40% CPU to route 1g PPPoE

 

 

With Fastpath you'll get better performance, but you really need to understand what Fastpath does and doesn't do.

 

IMHO Mikrotik's biggest failing is that they've stuck with older gen CPU's for way too long. These are fine for slower speeds, but not for high speed connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I picked up the RB2011 a year or 2 ago on Trademe barely over $100. Topped out around 110Mbps before I enabled fast path, which worked great on 130MBps cable. But fibre arrived in my street last month, so that's irrelevant now. 

 

I plugged in to the guest network and ran iperf across the vlans. Getting around 530-550Mbps and seeing 70% CPU. Interestingly I also see about 70% reported when using speedtest.net. Comparing specs of the RB2011 and RB3011, it seems like the RB3011 would be perfect match for my set up. I'll consider it as a potential candidate in the long term. Steam games, Apple & MS updates are probably the only things that are likely to come from near enough, fast enough servers to max it out anyway so there's no urgency.


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  Reply # 1647476 7-Oct-2016 20:55
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bigpipe 

 

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linksys EA8500 , stock firmware

 

 





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  Reply # 1647477 7-Oct-2016 20:59
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also noticed bigpipe website says ufb elite plan is 700-900 down and 400-500 up,  a better advertisement would be 700-999 down and 400-499 up.

 

 

 

just my 2c.





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  Reply # 1647484 7-Oct-2016 21:24
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EA6700 running Advanced Tomato.

 

On one hand, upload is disappointing... on the other, I didn't think it could do more than ~700Mb/s.





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  Reply # 1647489 7-Oct-2016 21:45
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Detruire:

 

 

EA6700 running Advanced Tomato.

 

On one hand, upload is disappointing... on the other, I didn't think it could do more than ~700Mb/s.

 

 

 

 

415Mbps upload disappointing? SMH...

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1647493 7-Oct-2016 21:46
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R7000

 

Wellington

 

BigPipe

 

 

 

Did a full factory reset, configured for maximum speed

 

still no improvement, hovering around ~580 down and ~480 up

 

Direct connection laptop to ONT gets to around ~850 down

 

 

 

may have to look into a new router at this stage


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  Reply # 1647501 7-Oct-2016 22:05
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Orcon, Auckland, North Shore, Albany.

 

Running a pfSense router made up of an i3, 8GB memory and a quad port Intel Pro/1000 PT server NIC.

 

CAT6 from the ONT to router, CAT6 from the router to my PC running a PCI-E Intel 1340-t2 server NIC.

 

 

 

I was getting between 200-500 up and down on the Orcon supplied fritzbox.. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1647513 7-Oct-2016 22:40
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Detruire:

 

 

EA6700 running Advanced Tomato.

 

On one hand, upload is disappointing... on the other, I didn't think it could do more than ~700Mb/s.

 

 

You'll be lucky to get more than 700 Mbps upload as it's meant to cap at around 500 Mbps :D





www.bigpipe.co.nz

 

https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ

 

https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

 


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  Reply # 1647518 7-Oct-2016 23:01
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Detruire:

 

 

EA6700 running Advanced Tomato.

 

On one hand, upload is disappointing... on the other, I didn't think it could do more than ~700Mb/s.

 

 

You'll be lucky to get more than 700 Mbps upload as it's meant to cap at around 500 Mbps :D

 

 

 

 

The 700Mb/s was about the download speed. wink The router was hitting ~30% CPU usage at 200Mb/s.





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  Reply # 1647553 8-Oct-2016 02:21
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@lagbort before you buy a new router could you please try the following:

 

1) Download Advanced Tomato and flash it on your router.
2) Set it up as normal then go into Advanced -> Miscellaneous to enable Hardware NAT (can't remember what it is actually called), reboot.
3) Test again over Ethernet - see if you see any improvement.

 

This router has the capability to do Gigabit with Hardware NAT enabled so will be interested to see if you see any changes.





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  Reply # 1647590 8-Oct-2016 08:18
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@lagbort before you buy a new router could you please try the following:

 

1) Download Advanced Tomato and flash it on your router.
2) Set it up as normal then go into Advanced -> Miscellaneous to enable Hardware NAT (can't remember what it is actually called), reboot.
3) Test again over Ethernet - see if you see any improvement.

 

This router has the capability to do Gigabit with Hardware NAT enabled so will be interested to see if you see any changes.

 


It's cut-through forwarding.





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