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Old 19.06.2015, 13:32
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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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?

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did you order the OTO installation yourself? i'm just wondering what the process is for this as i would like to get it installed too.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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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 :-)
Thank for your reply. I understand this. Of course I will never get the 900mbs over wlan, as far i know it is not possible yet. But i will wire my xbox, ps3 and probably my macbook pro for getting the full amount of speed. Tablets and smartphone will go over wifi.

In my post I didn't made it clear. I'm looking in buying the new nighthawk netgear r7000 cause it seems you can get the full 950mpbs. I like the netgear software. But i read that they have issues with ipv6. So question here: do I need ipv6? And what is that? Would you recommend to get another router?
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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did you order the OTO installation yourself? i'm just wondering what the process is for this as i would like to get it installed too.
Na. You just fill out the order form on the fiber7.ch page. I did that yesterday and today they called me that the installation will take place in 3 weeks. Nice support inmo and fast!

The called the owner of the house and checked everything with him first.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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In my post I didn't made it clear. I'm looking in buying the new nighthawk netgear r7000 cause it seems you can get the full 950mpbs. I like the netgear software. But i read that they have issues with ipv6. So question here: do I need ipv6? And what is that? Would you recommend to get another router?
IPv6 is the next generation internet plumbing, being slowly rolled out around the world. Swisscom users are already using it without knowing. It's going to be increasingly necessary to have it but even in 2015 we're still managing with IPv4. At least so far
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IPv6 is the next generation internet plumbing, being slowly rolled out around the world. Swisscom users are already using it without knowing. It's going to be increasingly necessary to have it but even in 2015 we're still managing with IPv4. At least so far
thanks Noth!

So the nighthawk netgear r7000 is not an alternative then as it is not working with DHCPv6-PD.

Does anybody know the asus line? Like the ASUS RT-AC68U? Are they easy to manage?
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thanks Noth!

So the nighthawk netgear r7000 is not an alternative then as it is not working with DHCPv6-PD.

Does anybody know the asus line? Like the ASUS RT-AC68U? Are they easy to manage?
I have the RT-AC68U. It has a nice interface that you access via a web browser on any computer connected via ethernet. I just followed the wizard and haven't touched it since. The wizard seemed very straight-forward at the time, although I am good with these things.
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Am also using the Asus RT-AC68U and on 5Ghz network getting speeds of around 450Mbps - how's it looking for you Tormund.

I tried using a wired line from the back of the Asus, but bizarrely couldn't get speeds above ~250Mbps, so Wireless is almost twice as fast! Is that normal?
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Old 22.06.2015, 11:12
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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Am also using the Asus RT-AC68U and on 5Ghz network getting speeds of around 450Mbps - how's it looking for you Tormund.

I tried using a wired line from the back of the Asus, but bizarrely couldn't get speeds above ~250Mbps, so Wireless is almost twice as fast! Is that normal?
Have you enabled jumbo frames?
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

As Phil said you may want jumbo frames going, this is often called 'MTU' and should be 9000 (bytes) for jumbo frames. Basically this increases the size of individual packets, and should be done on the router and your network card.

You can also check the quality of your cables to see if that's a problem. The standard LAN speed test solution on linux/windows is iperf, which is command line. I don't know if it's possible to iperf direct to the router (tried SSHing into it?) but alternatively if you have two computers you can individually connect cables and run speed tests.

One side is the server:

iperf -s -u -i 1 -t 5

And then you run the other as the client:

iperf -c 192.168.0.1 -b 1000M -i 1 -t 5 -l 32000

Note that -l 32000 is the data chunk size to send. Keep increasing this up to about 4 million or so to see if you get improved UDP statistics. The IP address is whatever the local LAN address of the server is (which is seen via ipconfig in Windows and ifconfig in Linux).
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Old 22.06.2015, 11:51
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Could the harddisk become a bottleneck?

Is this the same laptop/ PC wired+wireless

Eventually you'll reach the disk limit, a SSD may help.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

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Have you enabled jumbo frames?
I will check for this too. For the record, I get the same results as StirB when using ethernet.

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Could the harddisk become a bottleneck?

Is this the same laptop/ PC wired+wireless

Eventually you'll reach the disk limit, a SSD may help.
SDisk speeds have little to do with internet speeds, any modern hard disk will be fine writing the data it receives. If it is faster over WiFi than ethernet then something else is wrong.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Sounds like you have a bad quality ethernet card. The Asus RT-AC68U should handle 750Mbit/s WAN-to-LAN if you use the ethernet ports.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wirel...-ac68u?start=2

If you have a stationary computer then a good Intel card should suffice for you. E.g. this one

If you have a laptop with Thunderbolt then the Gigabit adapter from Apple will suffice. It is about 35 franks.
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SDisk speeds have little to do with internet speeds, any modern hard disk will be fine writing the data it receives. If it is faster over WiFi than ethernet then something else is wrong.
Not really true, most 5400 rpm drives will write at about 60 MByte/second sustained, or 480 Mbit, which is half of your theoretical bandwidth. Since they all have big caches now-a-days, the burst write speed is much faster.

However this shouldn't affect speed-tests, which are all done with fake files in RAM.
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Sounds like you have a bad quality ethernet card. The Asus RT-AC68U should handle 750Mbit/s WAN-to-LAN if you use the ethernet ports.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wirel...-ac68u?start=2

If you have a stationary computer then a good Intel card should suffice for you. E.g. this one

If you have a laptop with Thunderbolt then the Gigabit adapter from Apple will suffice. It is about 35 franks.
I doubt it, any on-board NIC card in the past 5 years should be able to handle 1 Gbit without any trouble. Bad cabling or incorrect configuration is much more likely to be the source of the problem. Even jumbo frames shouldn't be necessary to achieve 1 Gbit (but frame size _does_ have to be the same everywhere in the network!).

Do update your NIC driver if it's never been done.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Just FYI guys I am absolutely loving my fiber thus far. Torrenty download at around 20MB/s, and the whole responsiveness of the internet in general is so much improved with the increased upload speed. Not to mention streaming services like Netflix etc are now noticeably quicker to load.

I may consider a new router to maximise signal strength and throughput, but all in all it was a great decision to get this service.
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Just FYI guys I am absolutely loving my fiber thus far.
I love the super low latency, if you get one package above Vivo light (reported as 1ms).

This makes more of a difference than high bandwidth for me as I am a bit of a lightweight. Best though is the really cool installation hardware, which was for free. If you own your own place, and Swisscom offer to do the infrastructure installation work for free while "renewing infrastructure", it is well worth it. You are not obliged to take a subscription. I waited a couple of years before taking them up after installation. Swisscom dug up half the street, went through the garden, there is now a cool junction box in the basement full of fibres, stainless pipework through the keller wall into the underground junction box.
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Re: My review of Fibre in Zurich (FTTH/Init7/EWZ)

Speed test from today... http://www.speedtest.net/

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Who needs fibre?

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

Here is my test. When I have a thousand windows open, Safari slows down significantly or crashes. Chrome is worse. (Thanks, Richdog.)

I've read that Cluj, Romania, has the fastest internet in Europe. I'm envious.

(Thanks, Tom1234.)

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