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  Reply # 1712553 30-Jan-2017 07:12
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@DarkShadow Only a basic HG659 for now, I don't think it has that feature... Do the other routers mentioned in here have that feature? We're looking to upgrade the router since some parts of the house are getting patchy signal.


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  Reply # 1712554 30-Jan-2017 07:15
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The 659 supports Gigabit and will deliver you a full speed 1000/500 connection.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1712563 30-Jan-2017 08:04
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@sbiddle I know it supports gigabit but we don't have equipment (PC/laptop) to test the speeds yet so I asked if the router can test it. @DarkShadow mentioned there are some routers that can do that (I'm not sure the HG659 can; checked the dashboard) so I asked what routers may have the speed test thing.

 

 


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  Reply # 1712565 30-Jan-2017 08:10
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@sbiddle I know it supports gigabit but we don't have equipment (PC/laptop) to test the speeds yet so I asked if the router can test it. @DarkShadow mentioned there are some routers that can do that (I'm not sure the HG659 can; checked the dashboard) so I asked what routers may have the speed test thing.

 

 

 

 

I guess my question is what you're trying to achieve with a test. Your connection will be working perfectly, but as you don't have any hardware capable of testing that speed you're not going to benefit from those speeds unless you have a large number of devices all saturating their 100Mbps ports which simply isn't going to happen in the real world.

 

Very few routers have speedtest capabilities build in - the ones that do are typically iperf or similar which will connect to another iperf server which you'll typically need to run via SSH or similar to a public iperf server.

 

 


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  Reply # 1712652 30-Jan-2017 10:46
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@DarkShadow Only a basic HG659 for now, I don't think it has that feature... Do the other routers mentioned in here have that feature? We're looking to upgrade the router since some parts of the house are getting patchy signal.

 

 

HG659 doesn't have that feature. I got to ask though, is it worth buying a router with this feature specifically, just so you can get a few speedtests? Especially when you can't actually take advantage of the speed?

 

You could also try to borrow a capable laptop if you really want to run a speedtest, that might be easier for you.


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  Reply # 1712655 30-Jan-2017 10:48
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allune:

 

@DarkShadow Only a basic HG659 for now, I don't think it has that feature... Do the other routers mentioned in here have that feature? We're looking to upgrade the router since some parts of the house are getting patchy signal.

 

 

HG659 doesn't have that feature. I got to ask though, is it worth buying a router with this feature specifically, just so you can get a few speedtests? Especially when you can't actually take advantage of the speed?

 

You could also try to borrow a capable laptop if you really want to run a speedtest, that might be easier for you.

 

 

This. Allune is better off spending the money on making their equipment capable for a full gigabit rather than on a router that can test to see what speeds they are getting.




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  Reply # 1713291 31-Jan-2017 14:23
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DarkShadow:

 

allune:

 

@DarkShadow Only a basic HG659 for now, I don't think it has that feature... Do the other routers mentioned in here have that feature? We're looking to upgrade the router since some parts of the house are getting patchy signal.

 

 

HG659 doesn't have that feature. I got to ask though, is it worth buying a router with this feature specifically, just so you can get a few speedtests? Especially when you can't actually take advantage of the speed?

 

You could also try to borrow a capable laptop if you really want to run a speedtest, that might be easier for you.

 

 

This. Allune is better off spending the money on making their equipment capable for a full gigabit rather than on a router that can test to see what speeds they are getting.

 

 

This x 1000. Get some gear that can actually make use of Elite before you worry about speedtesting it. (Incidentally, our team can see the speed to your ONT, so seeing as we've confirmed you to be on Elite you may just want to take our word for it :) Also, you should be absolutely fine with the HG659 for Elite, and if the house is getting patchy reception you may want to invest in some signal boosters rather than getting a brand new / more expensive modem, which may just duplicate the problem. Your walls are still going to be there no matter what sort of router you get, unless you feel like investing in a sledgehammer and a bit of open-plan living while you're at it. Our guide to WiFi might help you out a bit too. 





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  Reply # 1713298 31-Jan-2017 14:53
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Only asking if speed testing on the router was possible. =) As I said before @sbiddle, I acknowledge it may be not for our needs (for now bec of the lack of the gear).....................

 

Re: wanting to test it now before the gear with Gigabit ethernet arrives = curiosity. Can't I be curious? Thanks @DarkShadow for the suggestion to borrow.

 

Came from a country with negligible internet speeds so I am so sorry if I get excited with the fact we now have gigabit -___-

 

And if I wanted to buy a new router @JoshBigpipe, I'll do my research on what equipment (router with better signal or router + APs) to buy so I would avoid 'duplicating' a problem. I may be a noob but I can read and learn. Thanks for the sledgehammer idea!

 

 


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  Reply # 1713310 31-Jan-2017 15:15
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JoshBigpipe:[snip] Your walls are still going to be there no matter what sort of router you get, unless you feel like investing in a sledgehammer and a bit of open-plan living while you're at it. 

 

 

Thanks @JoshBigpipe. It's not often that you spontaneously actually LOL reading a post - this made me do itlaughing


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  Reply # 1722455 18-Feb-2017 21:17
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Just switched to 1Gbps today.

 

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  Reply # 1722469 18-Feb-2017 21:39
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I'm beginning to think Bigpipe could change it's slogan to "Baby got back(haul)" with all of these full rate 1Gbps connections.


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  Reply # 1722692 19-Feb-2017 15:32
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A bit of an upgrade to my Sophos UTM x86 router (I'm happy to test 10Gbit UFB :) )

 




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I'm beginning to think Bigpipe could change it's slogan to "Baby got back(haul)" with all of these full rate 1Gbps connections.

 

 

Nice one. I lold. If only more than 5 percent of our users would know what we were on about.





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  Reply # 1730182 4-Mar-2017 23:59
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Managed to get this directly connected to the ONT from my PC - Auckland CBD based. It's possible my NIC is not great.

 

 

My router is the limiting factor at the moment though. I can only get a max of 380/380 using my WNDR3700.

 

 

 

@cr250bromo:

 

Haven't tested direct into the ONT yet but around 910 down/460 up at present, it blows my mind I can have these sort of speeds at home!!

 

Using Ubiquiti Edgerouter-X - I got it when I was still on 200/200 and was initially worried since it was using 40% CPU to do 200mbit.  But then found hwnat offload is turned off by default - enabled with "set system offload hwnat enable" and it's all good now!

 

 

 

 

Curious as to what your settings are? (ports bridged? separate networks?) Do you have any port forwards etc. on your router?

 

Looking at getting a ER-X myself for my Gigabit connection, just wonder if its up to the task. Doesn't appear to be a lot of information out there about the actual throughput achievable for these little boxes, with a lot of mixed feedback as well. Many people saying they can't achieve over 500mbps. Obviously not entirely accurate and is dependant on settings, which is why I'm curious :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1730270 5-Mar-2017 10:18
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Nice, 

 

You can buy a router for $99 NZD to go from 380mbps -> 900ish.

 

If the last 30~40mbit are a deal breaker for you, then you can spend twice as much on a router $200ish, I don't see how its gonna change your life much though if you already got 900mbit.

 

Yeh it could be your PC's CPU or your network card, or software/drivers you run on your machine. I wouldn't really be expecting anything higher than about 950mbps. As the layer2 restriction over gigabit ethernet is only gonna pull about 950mbps. 






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