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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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It must depend on the current setup in your house. Do you mean you only have 3 sockets overall in your house or 3 sockets in various rooms throughout the house?
I have the following sockets:
FTTH: 1, in the lounge
ISDN: 4, in the lounge, study, and in 2 bedrooms
Telephone: 6: in the lounge, study, and in 4 bedrooms
Cable: 6: in the lounge, study, and 4 bedrooms

Of course, you add sockets as you wish to the rooms of your choice

Some may be existing (all mine were), or if not existing, you need to add the sockets

With FTTH, it's a little bit different: the FTTH must terminate on one router. You cannot "split" the signal to different sockets like you can with ISDN, Telephone and Cable.

But you can certainly add extension cables to the fiber and fit another socket somewhere else.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

I found a page on the EWZ site that makes things a bit clearer. (for me, at least)
http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ewz/de/i...rkabelung.html
If one is renting, it looks like you are most likely at the mercy of what the landlord decides in terms of having the apartment recabled.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Phil, how are you find this still? Speeds ok and stable? Upload speeds really the same as your download?

I am looking to cancel my Cablecom internet subscription and am interested in changing to one of the synchronous glass fibre connections. The 100/100 for 92chf per month is pretty damn badass...

EDIT - Agg Init7 appear to only be in Winterthur not in Zurich... doh.
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Old 23.05.2014, 17:49
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Good news. I just saw today that Init7 are now offering 1000/1000 for the same price as the previous 60/60 offering (what I have).

I just wrote them an email to see if they will upgrade me.

Check it out: https://www.fiber7.ch/

1000/1000 for CHF 777 a year!

EDIT: I guess I was a bit slow, Fibre7 launched yesterday

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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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Good news. I just saw today that Init7 are now offering 1000/1000 for the same price as the previous 60/60 offering (what I have).

I just wrote them an email to see if they will upgrade me.
This is their Fibre7 offering. Quite unbelievable IMO
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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EDIT: I guess I was a bit slow, Fibre7 launched yesterday

[Image of a totaly assymetric up- and download link]
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Somehow the word fibre reminds me of being constipated.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Holy crap that is unbelievably fast.. and I just signed up to another year of Cablecom because Init7 told me it wouldn't be available until later in the year ,arrgh!

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Umm yeah, right.
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Old 14.06.2014, 16:12
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

cool, but are there any sorts of bandwidth caps on these connections?
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

It says it's unlimited, only downside is price of static IPv4, it's 240 for 1 ipv4 per year and 720 for 8 ipv4 addresses per year... this is doubling whole connection price pretty much.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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It says it's unlimited, only downside is price of static IPv4, it's 240 for 1 ipv4 per year and 720 for 8 ipv4 addresses per year... this is doubling whole connection price pretty much.
yup. charge is annoying, but on the other hand, you do get a /48 IPv6 subnet for free.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

I'm just about to apply for fiber7, but reading this thread, there seem to be some problem about IPv4 static vs dynamic. I don't know what that means - If I am just a regular internet user (browsing, email, downloading, zattoo,etc.) should I be worried?
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Old 15.03.2015, 14:47
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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I'm just about to apply for fiber7, but reading this thread, there seem to be some problem about IPv4 static vs dynamic. I don't know what that means - If I am just a regular internet user (browsing, email, downloading, zattoo,etc.) should I be worried?
if you don't know what it means, you don't need to worry. cablecom doesn't even offer static IP unless you are a business customer.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Hey Phil, can I ask you what router you use?

I've got Fiber7 working since yesterday evening and get up to incredible 950 Mbps (sick!)

However, I'm stuck trying IPv6 getting to work.
I have the new Netgear R8000 as a router and while it *should* support IPv6, it apparently has troubles with DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation.

I don't know if I should
a) wait for a newer firmware and hope they support DHCPv6-PD in the future
b) switch to an alternative firmware such as DD-WRT and hope that DHCPv6-PD is better supported there without breaking any of my current advantages
or c) just get another router. I originally wanted to get the ASUS RT-AC87U but I've read so many people complaining about the current ASUS firmware and trouble holding the 5GHz network

So, what's your setup and how happy are you? Maybe your experience could help me make the right decision for me...
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

I had problems getting an Apple Extreme to work (it seems the IPv6 is a bit broken).

After tearing my hair out, I configured a linux box as a router which worked simply and easily.

I doubt many consumer routers can handle this properly - it will probably end up a crap shoot. Though perhaps DD-WRT could do it? I think Init7 also suggest a couple of routers.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Yeah, Init7 suggest ASUS routers (which is why I originally wanted the RT-AC87U). But after reading that people were frustrated with the 5Ghz network and even returning the router, I decided to go for the Netgear R8000 instead.

Everything works great, stable and without troubles so far. But on the other hand, "only" with ipv4.

Guess I'm gonna ask in the Netgear forum for help and otherwise flash the DD-WRT firmware next week and see how it performs...
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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Yeah, Init7 suggest ASUS routers (which is why I originally wanted the RT-AC87U). But after reading that people were frustrated with the 5Ghz network and even returning the router, I decided to go for the Netgear R8000 instead.

Everything works great, stable and without troubles so far. But on the other hand, "only" with ipv4.

Guess I'm gonna ask in the Netgear forum for help and otherwise flash the DD-WRT firmware next week and see how it performs...
I seem to recall them suggesting RouterBoard based ones.

EDIT: https://www.fiber7.ch/fiber7-technol...ber7-hardware/

I'm no longer with Init7 (I moved and out of range ) but if I were to have it, I would probably go with one of the RouterBoards, or possibly try one of the Ubiquity routers and have a separate WiFi AP.

EDIT 3: also, test with linux router first to make sure that EWZ haven't messed anything up along the way and the ipv6 is working properly.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Hi guys, I have ordered Fiber7, due to go live end of June, and am wondering what else I need to get up and running. I have a Netgear 6300 v2 and I hear it will work in conjunction with some kind of fiber converter kit? Does anyone please have any links to good examples of what I need that I can buy separately?

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Yeah, Init7 suggest ASUS routers (which is why I originally wanted the RT-AC87U). But after reading that people were frustrated with the 5Ghz network and even returning the router, I decided to go for the Netgear R8000 instead.

Everything works great, stable and without troubles so far. But on the other hand, "only" with ipv4.

Guess I'm gonna ask in the Netgear forum for help and otherwise flash the DD-WRT firmware next week and see how it performs...
What average upload speeds do you get in MB/s? Does it drop off in terms of sheer throughput on weekends?
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Well, you need a media convertor and a transceiver in order to attach your router to the fiber network.

You can actually just get this package from digitec:
https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product...behoer-2759248

You connect your router with a normal ethernet cable with the media convertor which connected with your "OTO-Dose" with the yellow glass fiber cable, that's it!

I get in average 950 mbits up- and down, stable during all days and times.
Of course, when downloading from a server you might not get that download speed bc the server is just too slow for you but when downloading peer2peer, you easily get high download rates.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

I'm due to go live on the 20th Rich, will report back my findings. I'm using all the hardware that Fiber7 recommend, so fingers crossed.

For Johnny Layman here, I am a bit confused by the IPv4 issues - Fiber7 didn't mention anything in our chats (and my correspondance with them was extensive, great cust service) - I am just planning on a home network with ~15-20 devices connected, am I likely to run into issues?
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