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iapple

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#259828 24-Oct-2019 10:21
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Just bought an edge router X to replace my 2degrees modem box, read some instructions on this forum and have it working but just wondering the speed of  700Mbs Down/450Mbs up is the highest its can reach on a Gig plan?as I compared to the provided router from 2degrees i get  higher like 800Mbs/400Mbs up

 


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  #2342868 24-Oct-2019 10:31
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As I've stated on here multiple times. While the Edgerouter X can reach Gigabit speeds, it isn't as fast as the Edgerouter Lite or Edgerouter 4.

 

What are you attempting to achieve by replacing the Fritz!Box? The Fritz is actually a very good router which you should be using unless if you have a very specific reason not to.





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  #2342907 24-Oct-2019 11:06
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that's definitely low for the download speed - testing a wired client against my er-x on the same plan was getting 800+ down with the old edgeOS 1.10.x firmware (was never silly enough to try 2.x.x) and got up over 900 when I reflashed it with OpenWRT (this is on a spark connection too - so includes PPPoE overhead)

 

main issue with the er-x is total link speed internally is limited to 1gbs (due to them stealing the other 1gbs link cpu link for the sfp port on the er-x sfp) - so whilst you can get close to the full gig download speed, you'll get much lower if you test full duplex (simultaneous up/down). For a lot of people that's not a big issue - for others it's a show-stopper

 

what version of edgeOS do you have installed - I'm guessing if it's new it's probably come with v2.x.x? There's been lots of problems with the hw offload on er-x with v2 (and without hw offload the er-x is quite slow) - could be worth reverting to the current 1.10.x release

 

the fact you only got 800 even with your original ISP router does make me wonder if you're also running into issues with the 2degrees speedtest server....what are speeds like against other test servers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


iapple

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  #2342988 24-Oct-2019 12:54
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bignose:

 

that's definitely low for the download speed - testing a wired client against my er-x on the same plan was getting 800+ down with the old edgeOS 1.10.x firmware (was never silly enough to try 2.x.x) and got up over 900 when I reflashed it with OpenWRT (this is on a spark connection too - so includes PPPoE overhead)

 

main issue with the er-x is total link speed internally is limited to 1gbs (due to them stealing the other 1gbs link cpu link for the sfp port on the er-x sfp) - so whilst you can get close to the full gig download speed, you'll get much lower if you test full duplex (simultaneous up/down). For a lot of people that's not a big issue - for others it's a show-stopper

 

what version of edgeOS do you have installed - I'm guessing if it's new it's probably come with v2.x.x? There's been lots of problems with the hw offload on er-x with v2 (and without hw offload the er-x is quite slow) - could be worth reverting to the current 1.10.x release

 

the fact you only got 800 even with your original ISP router does make me wonder if you're also running into issues with the 2degrees speedtest server....what are speeds like against other test servers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you,i upgraded to the latest V2.. firmware from the beginning,Just tried your advice to flashed back to the V1. firmware and i think i got fullspeed from it now

 


iapple

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  #2342992 24-Oct-2019 12:56
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michaelmurfy:

 

As I've stated on here multiple times. While the Edgerouter X can reach Gigabit speeds, it isn't as fast as the Edgerouter Lite or Edgerouter 4.

 

What are you attempting to achieve by replacing the Fritz!Box? The Fritz is actually a very good router which you should be using unless if you have a very specific reason not to.

 

 

Yes totally agreed, but may be i read too much on this forum so just like to experiment on the new stuff,Thank you


bignose
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  #2342994 24-Oct-2019 12:57
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iapple:

 

Thank you,i upgraded to the latest V2.. firmware from the beginning,Just tried your advice to flashed back to the V1. firmware and i think i got fullspeed from it now

 

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/138108889

 

 

 

 

that number is more like what I'd expect

 

 

 

Guess you can hope they eventually get v2 stable/usable, stick with 1.10 (which is still fully supported), or you can flash openwrt (18.06.4 is stable and reliable on er-x, and flashing it is trivial)


iapple

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  #2343037 24-Oct-2019 14:27
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bignose:

 

iapple:

 

Thank you,i upgraded to the latest V2.. firmware from the beginning,Just tried your advice to flashed back to the V1. firmware and i think i got fullspeed from it now

 

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/138108889

 

 

 

 

that number is more like what I'd expect

 

 

 

Guess you can hope they eventually get v2 stable/usable, stick with 1.10 (which is still fully supported), or you can flash openwrt (18.06.4 is stable and reliable on er-x, and flashing it is trivial)

 

 

Cool,Thank You


iapple

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  #2343560 25-Oct-2019 16:15
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decided to head back to PB Tech where i purchased the router  to exchange the Edge router X to an edge router lite:) Happy...happy with the speed now..just wanna get the most of it...lol

 

 

 

 

 


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