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mervincm
Friendly Neighbour

I am wondering what the right path is to take advantage of this new enhanced service I was offered at my renewal. both short term and long term. 

 

I was told the only required step was to wait 10 minutes then restart my gear and it would be re-established at the new rates. That does not appear to be the case as I see 942 d /941 from my desktop. I know the 1Gb NICs will not allow me to see the full 1.5 .... but I seem to be stuck at the prior 940 mbps throttle value. Short term I would expect to at least max out my 1Gb ethernet

 

longer term, I want to max out the 1.5g to a single device. 

I have a non standard hookup, the 3200 fiber router they gave me is not even used.

My telus fiber is terminated to an SFP (or an SFP+) that is connected to my pfsense router wan port (1gbe NIC.) Its WAN port is then connected to a 10Gig switch. PC/NAS connected to switch 10Gb fiber. 

 

My hope is to replace the NICs in the router and that will be all that is needed.

If the fiber transceiver is SFP+ then I should get 1.5

if it is only SFP, then I am not sure what to do next. She checked that my telus supplied gear was fully capable of 1.5 before I agreed to the service agreement.

   

 

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@mervincm  Wrote: I saw a pic of a nokia device on another thread elsewhere that was in front of the telus network hub, it seems to me that this is all I need.

 

Indeed you are correct, however, the original question was related to utilizing and working with the 1.5Gbps service with the T3200M Telus supplied router/modem.

 

Now, you have raised the question of how to do this perhaps in a different hardware upgrade. This process is indeed possible, and preferable to just slapping a Gpon into a pfSense router, and kludging that system working.

 

This method entails having Telus upgrade your router to either the Arcadyan NH20A Router, or the Nokia XS-250XA. 

 

Both of these devices have a 10Gbps output port that you can indeed connect to another 10Gbps device, and have your full bandwidth utilization.

 

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xray
Hero

If your pfsense router WAN port is limited to 1 Gb then that's your max regardless of the capabilities of any other device.

mervincm
Friendly Neighbour

I can replace it with 10g card quite easily.

dgstevenson
Ambassador

@mervincm Wrote: I am wondering what the right path is to take advantage of this new enhanced service I was offered at my renewal. both short term and long term. 

 

This is possible to achieve with a little configuration... The following link to the video will help to guide you through the process... Cheers.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzk69kHLu1o

 

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Getting full speed out of my Telus 1.5 gbps connection using pfSense and a Broadcom 10gig ethernet card. Telus provides the GPON SFP module which normally plugs into their own supplied router. In my setup I have removed the module from their device and am running directly into pfSense. The ...

This was helpful thank you. I would rather not use a hacked NIC/driver in a security appliance. Is there not a telus supplied media converter that can take this GPON and output 10GigE? I saw a pic of a nokia device on another thread elsewhere that was in front of the telus network hub, it seems to me that this is all I need.

 

@mervincm  Wrote: I saw a pic of a nokia device on another thread elsewhere that was in front of the telus network hub, it seems to me that this is all I need.

 

Indeed you are correct, however, the original question was related to utilizing and working with the 1.5Gbps service with the T3200M Telus supplied router/modem.

 

Now, you have raised the question of how to do this perhaps in a different hardware upgrade. This process is indeed possible, and preferable to just slapping a Gpon into a pfSense router, and kludging that system working.

 

This method entails having Telus upgrade your router to either the Arcadyan NH20A Router, or the Nokia XS-250XA. 

 

Both of these devices have a 10Gbps output port that you can indeed connect to another 10Gbps device, and have your full bandwidth utilization.

 

If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Kudo", or mark as "Solution", if it solves your problem, thank you very much.

 

 

Ideally I would be able to pop the gpon straight into my pfsense WAN NIC. Since that isn’t possible, I will still keep my pfsense router and upgrade its NIC to 10gig. What I would want from Telus would need to have a bridge mode for the 10g port. If it had some 1gig ports that I could not bridge, that would be a bonus. I have a tech coming on Friday as despite my best efforts, and multiple hours with support, I can’t seem to get more than about 950 dl (single device or aggregate of multiple) despite my bump from 1gig to 1.5g. Hopefully he has these options available for me.

mervincm
Friendly Neighbour

I forgot to follow up. Indeed my service was provisioned incorrectly. The on-site visit was required. They gave me a NH20A and reprovisioned 1.5gbps I was then functioning correctly.