I am Richard W.M. Jones, a computer programmer. I have strong opinions on how we write software, about Reason and the scientific method. Consequently I am an atheist [To nutcases: Please stop emailing me about this, I'm not interested in your views on it] By day I work for Red Hat on all things to do with virtualization. I am a "citizen of the world".
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4 responses to “FTTH!”
Richard what kind of bandwidth are you getting (up/Down)?
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Official speed is 160 down / 30 up. Actual speed to this Bytemark mirror seems to max out around 100 Mbps (tested from the router). I suspect there is another limit here – my router connects to the BT NTE using a USB 3 ethernet dongle (yes, “reasons”), and that could be limiting things. Not to mention the router itself is some ancient Celeron.
If it’s exactly or close to 100Mb it could be an interface at 100Mbps. Then again via 2 routers /gws or what ever of under powered could have effectively the same issue The only way to confirm would be to run the test on the router or a laptop right nest to it …all a bit of hassle. For Interest I’m using Virgins 350mbps and actually getting it so not too bad although it can kangaroo about when contended
Even if I fix the router, the other problem is all the wiring in my house tops out at 100 Mbps. This is because of the lengths of runs and that they need to run parallel to mains electricity cables. The solution to that is going to be fibre within the house and to the office, but that requires major structural work, pricey switches and trench digging so it’s not likely to happen any time soon.