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# 257387 30-Sep-2019 14:25
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I am running an old GA-P67A-UD4-B3 with my new fiber 1000 connection.

 

Speed test is great running through the motherboards normal socket wired to my computer.

 

 

Do you think I could get more speed getting a dedicated card like this ? https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/components/expansion-cards/network-cards/tp-link-tg-3468-32-bit-gigabit-pci-e-network-adaptor 

 

Also, the new white fibre box. Is that the modem and is the other box just spreading the wifi/lan or does it use two modems/

 


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  # 2327126 30-Sep-2019 14:36
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For a P67 CPU, that's not a bad result.

 

 

 

the Chorus ont, is just a Ont. the router does all the other things.





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  # 2327143 30-Sep-2019 15:13
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Those are some pretty good numbers. I doubt you would get anything bigger with a dedicated card, If the motherboard port is already gigabit+ capable. On older machines the processing power required to handle that much data in a short time period can cause a bottleneck and produce a slower result on the speedtest.

 

Make sure no other processes (programs) are running on the device and try using the ookla app. Also make sure no other devices are connected to the network. That should get you the most accurate result.

 

 

 

As hio said, the white box is an ONT, which is not the same thing as a modem. You couldn’t, say, plug your computer directly into the ONT to get a broadband service. However for simplicities sake you could think of the ONT as a modem and the modem/router (usually given by your broadband provider) as just a router. Not technically correct, but close enough for the everyman 🙂 ^Richard


 
 
 
 


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  # 2327187 30-Sep-2019 16:18
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That seems to be alright to me. You could try nperf instead but at those speeds you’re much more affected by things like TCP overhead.

FWIW, my new Z390 system gets similar results with the Speedtest app (on 2degrees however)




 


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  # 2327240 30-Sep-2019 18:07
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Which router are you trying to push it through or have you managed to hook it up directly?

 

I have the same network controller(RT8111E) and saw results like that with a netgear r8000. Now with a pfsense box and intel chipset as my router.

 

 

 


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  # 2327346 30-Sep-2019 22:41
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You might like to try booting a live Linux from DVD or USB and see what speed the hardware is really capable of.  Windows generally does not give the best results - the Linux network code is significantly better for most jobs.  I think your motherboard should be fine for getting full speed out of a gigabit fibre connection.


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  # 2327348 30-Sep-2019 22:53
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shrub:

 

Which router are you trying to push it through or have you managed to hook it up directly?

 

I have the same network controller(RT8111E) and saw results like that with a netgear r8000. Now with a pfsense box and intel chipset as my router

 

 

 

 

It wont be the chipset itself, it will be a combination of the lower powered CPU and everything else that's likely running on there, along with windows and it's ever growing temperamental drivers/stack. 

 

 

 

Truth be told, getting full gbit can be taxing.





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  # 2327829 1-Oct-2019 15:27
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Chorusnz:

 

You couldn’t, say, plug your computer directly into the ONT to get a broadband service.

 

 

Unless things have changed this is possible i.e. you can connect your wired ethernet directly to the ONT - and is in fact a great way to test because you eliminate other variables e.g. router performance, others using the connection etc.

 

For long term use a direct connection isn't the best - for usability or for security.


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