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StirB: No, you will probably not notice that.
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Thanks - any chance of an explanation of why/what it is (/what the issue is) for people who aren't network specialists?
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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 have the Asus router at home (2 of them). The problem with 5ghz network was fixed about 2 firmwares ago or so..
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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.
Excellent, thanks for the heads up!

EDIT - Wait, is the LDL cable a simple TOSLINK optical cable like you use for Hi-Fi's?
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Thanks for the write up. I will consider adding the IPv4 option. Still way cheaper than the other 2 providers.
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I just got an email today to say my line is ready - a week ahead of contract schedule - I really like the customer service so far (unless they bill me this extra week, boo!).
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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I just got an email today to say my line is ready - a week ahead of contract schedule - I really like the customer service so far (unless they bill me this extra week, boo!).
I already have the TPLink220L, any idea what other accessories I need for this?

Please do post a speedtest screenshot I'm starting to get excited.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Does anyone know when they invoice you? Is it at the end of the year? I ask because I got one for the setup costs and gear but nothing for the service itself.
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Does anyone know when they invoice you? Is it at the end of the year? I ask because I got one for the setup costs and gear but nothing for the service itself.
Do you perhaps have a list of the gear you got?
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Do you perhaps have a list of the gear you got?
A single-channel fibre-optic line, about 3 meters long and a TPLink220L along with its power adapter. I don't think I got a Cat6 cable, that you have to buy yourself.

I also bought the Asus wireless router from Digitech but it's not entirely necessary. If you just have a single desktop you can connect it straight to the ethernet port on the TPLink220L.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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I just got an email today to say my line is ready - a week ahead of contract schedule - I really like the customer service so far (unless they bill me this extra week, boo!).
Mine now ready too almost 2 weeks early! Need to order the stuff asap...

EDIT - Ordered the stuff, roll on Wednesday...

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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?

For newly built settlements or ones undergoing renovation, Swisscom seem to offer the ultimate solution with their Fiberspot package. They stick a fibre node in the basement, (re)cable the building, put new 'multimedia' sockets in the rooms and introduce an Ethernet network within the apartment.
See http://www.swisscom.ch/content/dam/s...berspot-de.pdf.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience of EWZ doing anything like this or at least something more complex than a single master socket (OTO) in the house?
In short no, but I did take a free Swisscom offer.
Swisscom offered to installed a new fibre TTH master distribution connection to my small block in Adliswil free of charge when they were modernising their infrastructure in Adliswil 2 years ago. This required them to dig up the garden and fit a master box in the keller. When a new tenant decides to take cable for the first time, they pull fibre through the old phone wiring channels, again free of charge. There is no standing charge for the one socket on the wall in each apartment. 4 months ago I switched to Swisscom and the first connection in the house was installed. Just one socket, but while modernising the house I have installed flexible plastic conduit and have several wired data paths.

Being cost concious I take the cheapest option, 5/5 for 54chf per month including a TV package I don't use. I get 4ms latency reported by Speedtest.net. When I was using their 65chf per month option (one month free trial offer), I was getting reliable 1ms ping times. Very impressive as latency was what I cared about most.

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

No one chooses the "1 + 3 months free" providers from EWZ website?

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ewz/de/...tangebote.html
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No one chooses the "1 + 3 months free" providers from EWZ website?

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ewz/de/...tangebote.html
There is no better offer than Fiber7.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Grr, I have all my stuff connected but my router doesn't appear to be getting an internet connection! Can't figure out why it's not working...

Media converter has every light lit except the "RX" light... sure I have it in the right socket on the wall as one of the lights goes off when I use the other one.

EDIT - Working, seems it needed a wee bit to synch!

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Grr, I have all my stuff connected but my router doesn't appear to be getting an internet connection! Can't figure out why it's not working...

Media converter has every light lit except the "RX" light... sure I have it in the right socket on the wall as one of the lights goes off when I use the other one.

EDIT - Working, seems it needed a wee bit to synch!
what setup did you endup getting (router..etc) was it include in the offer from the provider or not?

Also can you post speed test.

thanks
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Grr, I have all my stuff connected but my router doesn't appear to be getting an internet connection! Can't figure out why it's not working...

Media converter has every light lit except the "RX" light... sure I have it in the right socket on the wall as one of the lights goes off when I use the other one.

EDIT - Working, seems it needed a wee bit to synch!
It's most likely you had to wait a bit to get an address from the DHCP server.
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what setup did you endup getting (router..etc) was it include in the offer from the provider or not?

Also can you post speed test.

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I got the Digitec package, already had a Netgear 6300v2 router.

Speed currently limited by my laptop wireless card but getting 416Mbps (52MB/s) download and 280Mbps (35MB/s) upload... basically around 5x faster download than my Cablecom and over 10x faster upload speed.

Will try with direct cable connection later.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Hello Guys

I ordered the fiber7 as well. They will install the OTO at 10th of July. Until then I need to find out which hardware i need. The Mikrotik Routers from fiber7 are limited to 600mbps. So I really want to get the almost 1gbps. Which hardware should i use? I love netgear put I don't know if I should buy a new router cause of the IPV6 issues at the moment. Is ipv6 really important?

What else can you recommend?

Thx
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Hello Guys

I ordered the fiber7 as well. They will install the OTO at 10th of July. Until then I need to find out which hardware i need. The Mikrotik Routers from fiber7 are limited to 600mbps. So I really want to get the almost 1gbps. Which hardware should i use? I love netgear put I don't know if I should buy a new router cause of the IPV6 issues at the moment. Is ipv6 really important?

What else can you recommend?

Thx
Remember the speed is not dependent on the router/wifi only but also on your desktop/laptop network card (be it wired or wireless). So have a look at the max speed your equipment (desktop/laptop) can receive via wifi and go back from there!

ie my laptop has a wifi card that has a max speed of 300Mbps even with a router speed of 1300Mbps I would only be able to use 300Mbps.

I hope my point is clear, sorry if it is not :-)
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