[Guide] What equipment to buy for Sonic 10 Gigabits Fiber

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by rsingel » Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:18 pm
mabruce wrote:
My understanding is that the 1 Gbe port on the ONT is inactive. Only the 10 Gbe port should be used.


I just tested this and both ports are active for me. So I have the 10Gbpe port direct to the Mac Mini, getting 8Gbs down and 7 up, while the 1Gb port feeds into my wireless router. I was getting 500Mbps down on wifi on my phone simultaneous with the other test.

That means I can wait for a nice deal on a Wifi 6 or 7 router with dual 10 Gb ports, while still getting a ridiculous speed on the Mac Mini.
by artakamoose » Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:00 am
rsingel wrote:
mabruce wrote:
My understanding is that the 1 Gbe port on the ONT is inactive. Only the 10 Gbe port should be used.


I just tested this and both ports are active for me. So I have the 10Gbpe port direct to the Mac Mini, getting 8Gbs down and 7 up, while the 1Gb port feeds into my wireless router. I was getting 500Mbps down on wifi on my phone simultaneous with the other test.

That means I can wait for a nice deal on a Wifi 6 or 7 router with dual 10 Gb ports, while still getting a ridiculous speed on the Mac Mini.


That's really dangerous since the ONT doesn't have a firewall. Your Mac Mini is getting a public IP and (assuming you have it turned on) you're relying on the Mac's built in software firewall to secure the machine. I'm no security expert; but from all I've ever read, that's a really bad idea.
by rsingel » Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:17 am
I did turn on the Mac firewall, which is more than enough safety for me. MacOS has a very solid surface level.

But yes if you're going to try to replicate my model, which is plugging in a Mac mini or similar computer that has 10 Gbpe port into the Sonic ONT 10 Gb port and then connecting your home wireless router into the 1 GB Sonic ONT port, the computer plugged directly in should have a firewall turned on or otherwise be safe by not having software running on that computer listening on ports.

Also FYI for anyone trying this, I also connected the Mac mini by Wi-Fi to the Wi-Fi router (e.g. both on ethernet and on Wi-Fi). That allows it to be on the local area network (for example to connect to a media server on your local network) but that connection appears to be over Wi-Fi so transfer speeds to and from the computer connected to the 10 GB port are sub 1 gigabit locally.
by mkobb » Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:00 pm
erwincoumans wrote:
This was going through the infrastructure (router, switch, nic). I just ran a speed test using direct connecting the network card to the sonic modem, and results are similar, so there isn't much overhead.

Yeah, your upload speed going through your infrastructure was faster than your direct-connect upload. But it was still roughly the same order of magnitude. The weirdness in my case is that my direct-connect upload was extremely slow while my upload through my infrastructure was significantly faster, but still a bit less than half of my download speed.

Relatedly, I'm actually kind of disappointed in my real-world downloads. I frequently download very large files from a service that is hosted on Akamai's CDN. On my AT&T fiber, I would get ~800 Mbps from the CDN. I was expecting great things from my Sonic fiber (although I knew I would be limited to ~1Gbps by the hardware doing the actual download on my end.) But my downloads measured only about 550Mbps on Sonic. I ran speed tests to verify that there wasn't some sort of temporary issue with the connection, but I was able to max out my UDM-SE's internal speed test at 6 Gbps. So the raw connection is fast; it seems like there's some kind of limitation where Sonic's connection to Akamai is not as fast as AT&T's was.
by ngufra » Mon Feb 13, 2023 12:09 pm
For those willing to use Chinese equipment, Xiaomi released a 10 G router aptly named Xiaomi Router 10000
It sells for $399 on bang good (shipped from China.)

https://www.banggood.com/XIAOMI-10-Giga ... 79726.html
by virtualmike » Mon Feb 13, 2023 2:13 pm
How high will it float?
by artakamoose » Mon Feb 13, 2023 7:08 pm
virtualmike wrote:
How high will it float?


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by dane » Wed Feb 15, 2023 10:18 am
laikitso wrote:
keithah42 wrote:
I use SpeedTest++ compiled on my Mac and here are some of the tests I've ran: (for some reason, it doesn't always give me speed result urls that I can link)
https://www.speedtest.net/result/14017136089.png
https://www.speedtest.net/result/14019101464.png
https://www.speedtest.net/result/14026820841.png

Interesting. It looks like taganaka's speedtest client is more optimized than the official one.

Code: Select all

root@f1911de6fa8a:/SpeedTest# ./SpeedTest --share --test-server speedtest.sjc.sonic.net:8080 --output verbose
SpeedTest++ version 1.14
Speedtest.net command line interface
Info: https://github.com/taganaka/SpeedTest
Author: Francesco Laurita <francesco.laurita@gmail.com>

IP: 0.0.0.0 ( Sonic.net, LLC ) Location: [0,0]
Selected server: speedtest.sjc.sonic.net:8080
Ping: 2 ms.
Jitter: 0 ms.
Determine line type (2) ........................
Fiber / Lan line type detected: profile selected fiber

Testing download speed (32) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................
Download: 9893.10 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed (12) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................
Upload: 10742.25 Mbit/s


Loving all of this. Smoking fast internet! Please tell a neighbor to switch. =)
Dane Jasper
Sonic
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