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  #1950023 1-Feb-2018 12:23
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Behodar:

 

I don't recall the exact thresholds etc but I think the plan is to keep overall utilisation below 70% at all times, with over 70% being a "fix this now" scenario, and over 90% considered failure.

 

 

 

 

yup that's spot on!

 


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  #1950072 1-Feb-2018 13:08
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Chorusnz:

 

There's no question in my mind that Fibre is the superior product. ...

 


I'd just ask them these question. 

 

1) Will I need to be provided with a new cable modem to get the new speeds?

 

2) Do/Can I keep my static IP when it changes?

 

3) How much down time will the process take?

You'll be able to make a more informed decision once you've got those questions answered.  As I've said though, when it comes to out and out performance and future proofed technology, we do think Fibre is the way to go! ^Mike

 

 

As somebody who has recently changed from VF cable 100/10 to "FibreX" 200/20 cable, I can answer these questions:

 

1) Will I need to be provided with a new cable modem to get the new speeds?  Yes  (A docsis 3.1 cable modem)

 

2) Do/Can I keep my static IP when it changes?  No  Unlike the older cable system, FibreX uses dynamic IP addresses which change every few days. You can pay extra for having a "Static" DHCP address.

 

3) How much down time will the process take?  In my case, a 30-minute visit from a tech who swapped out the cable modem and router.

 

I would urge to to move to "real" fibre instead, as it is superior in every way to any cable product. I know this from personal experience.





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  #1950095 1-Feb-2018 13:26
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As somebody who has recently changed from VF cable 100/10 to "FibreX" 200/20 cable, I can answer these questions:

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1) Yes  (A docsis 3.1 cable modem) - this a modem, not a router?

 

2) No  Unlike the older cable system, FibreX uses dynamic IP addresses which change every few days. You can pay extra for having a "Static" DHCP address. - Will get it for free if I stay I was told. Will it effect my domain/sub names? I understand I have to change DNS records, from my old IP to a new IP where I host my domain name. But this "Static" DHCP address and I'm not sure how it different from the normal static IP.

 

3) 30-minute visit from a tech who swapped out the cable modem and router. - I have my personal router, I don't need their router, right?

 


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  #1950106 1-Feb-2018 13:42
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01EG:
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As somebody who has recently changed from VF cable 100/10 to "FibreX" 200/20 cable, I can answer these questions:

 

...

 

1) Yes  (A docsis 3.1 cable modem) - this a modem, not a router?

 

2) No  Unlike the older cable system, FibreX uses dynamic IP addresses which change every few days. You can pay extra for having a "Static" DHCP address. - Will get it for free if I stay I was told. Will it effect my domain/sub names? I understand I have to change DNS records, from my old IP to a new IP where I host my domain name. But this "Static" DHCP address and I'm not sure how it different from the normal static IP.

 

3) 30-minute visit from a tech who swapped out the cable modem and router. - I have my personal router, I don't need their router, right?

 

 

Re (3), as long as your router supports vlan10 packet stripping, you're good. If you need voip from Voda though... messy





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  #1950109 1-Feb-2018 13:46
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antoniosk:

Re (3), as long as your router supports vlan10 packet stripping, you're good. If you need voip from Voda though... messy

 

I think it does support vlan10. Hmmm, yes I do have VoIP from WorldxChange(now Vodafone), why it messy, its just port forwarding or something more?

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