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Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

Herein lies the question. They're much cheaper than competitors around my neck of the woods but I have a very good router and a Unifi AP I'd like to use instead of their box.


Can I extract the SFP module from their box and pop it into my MC220L media converter? Or do I have to buy my own SFP module to plug into the media converter?


Anyone with Wingo fiber? Are you satisfied with the service? I don't care about TV or phone, I just want internet.
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Old 14.08.2019, 16:29
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Re: Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

According to themselves it should work for fibre (except fixed line phone), few settings to adjust.
https://www.wingo.ch/de/kann-ich-fue...uter-verwenden
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According to themselves it should work for fibre (except fixed line phone), few settings to adjust.
https://www.wingo.ch/de/kann-ich-fue...uter-verwenden

Thanks, I read this page but I don't understand if I have to buy the SFP module or if it's extracted from their box and re-used in the media converter.
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Re: Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

Well. As far as I can see, there are 2 models of the wingo router, which is a kind of castrated swisscom router. Wingo is owned by Swisscom.
Both have an SFP slot and a common and regular, removable SFP module. My guess is this is a common 1Gbit module that will work also with other routers or your TP-Link MC220L.

They mention it would work in any case with a "TP-LINK TL-SM321B" in your TP-Link MC220L.
This is a very affordable module for just 30CHF, so not a major obstacle:
https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product...behoer-2754319

https://community.swisscom.ch/t5/Rou...le/td-p/552978
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Re: Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

I have quite the strange experience with WINGO. I switched to them from Swisscom. The internet and TV box if not identical, are extremely similar...so much so that I am using the old power cable.

The strange part though is that while the TV works flawlessly, the internet is a lot slower than with the swisscom modem. I have copper but rated for 525MB. Swisscom would regularly clock in at 420-500MB/s and even the VPN speeds in the US were 250MB/s.

Now I am getting 100-140MB/s with the same socket and theoretically same service. Any ideas why before I call them up?
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I have quite the strange experience with WINGO. I switched to them from Swisscom. The internet and TV box if not identical, are extremely similar...so much so that I am using the old power cable.

The strange part though is that while the TV works flawlessly, the internet is a lot slower than with the swisscom modem. I have copper but rated for 525MB. Swisscom would regularly clock in at 420-500MB/s and even the VPN speeds in the US were 250MB/s.

Now I am getting 100-140MB/s with the same socket and theoretically same service. Any ideas why before I call them up?
Are you talking Mbit/s or Mbytes?

I’m not all that surprised, Wingo being the cheaper Swisscom, that they’d have worse routing or lower priority traffic on Swisscom’s backbone.

FWIW, Swisscom raised the price from 45 to 160.- a month for the same subscription. So I left and went with GGA Maur on the municipal fiber optics network. Very happy with the change and still using my own router with the supplied SFP.
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I have quite the strange experience with WINGO. I switched to them from Swisscom. The internet and TV box if not identical, are extremely similar...so much so that I am using the old power cable.

The strange part though is that while the TV works flawlessly, the internet is a lot slower than with the swisscom modem. I have copper but rated for 525MB. Swisscom would regularly clock in at 420-500MB/s and even the VPN speeds in the US were 250MB/s.

Now I am getting 100-140MB/s with the same socket and theoretically same service. Any ideas why before I call them up?
If you had around 400-500Mbit at Swisscom, then you were set on the so called "g.fast" profile. That around 100mbit sounds like the "lower" profile, VDSL with "vectoring".

But Wingo als offers that profile. https://www.wingo.ch/de/kann-ich-mit...en-profitieren
Maybe it was not set up/switched properly? AFAIK g.fast needs the appropriate device to work, a module plugged into the SFP fiber slot, is this your case?

Same here: https://community.swisscom.ch/t5/Int...st/td-p/600096

Well, better address wingo directly, should be the only instance able to give clear answers.
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Re: Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

I had an intro price to swisscom for 45 per month for one year, (then it reverted to 119) then i cancelled and also took advantage of wingos 50 chf per month offer with tv, its valid indefinitely

I have fiber on my street but copper to my apartment. On both the swisscom and wingo website, they list the same max download and upload speed. (525/100)

I will play around with the settings in the box though, see if I can do something before calling them.
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Re: Can you extract the SFP module from the Wingo box?

So I contacted them over the online contact board, no reply but today received an email that they are sending a "G-Fast Module" that will increase the speed up to 5x.
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