It's hard to do real service testing, unless you have a hookup at an isp that runs their iperf3 server on a 10gbe+ nic.  The web ones are meh, I could only test most to around a gig or less, and somewhat unreliably even on a 10gbe service.  A few in speedtest we could throw a 10gbe server against being in LA for more, but only get roughly under 2gbps max.

Using CL, I just know I see congestion issues with upstream peering even on my lowly dsl here, but I imagine they probably oversubscribe the hell out of the network as it is.  Why I was wondering how the gig service holds up.


On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 9:37 AM Stephen Partington <> wrote:
I am not seeing any performance degradation from ppoe vs not. I used this same device with Cox Fiber gigablast and the speeds and rates are nearly identical.

I chose the ERLite specifically for its ability to shove lots of packets. And while that is not the true measure of performance it was a metric that I am not regretting that I used.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 8:14 AM Michael Butash <> wrote:
Do you see any performance issues with having to use pppoe there with gigabit rates?

I ask because some devices, even my home Fortigate unit tend to have performance issues because of pppd having to run in userland to shuffle packets then, and has been an issue in various vendor devices over time.  My fortigate is large enough (100D) I don't see issues with my 150mbps bonded dsl here, but a buddy with one step down in a fortigate (90D) said he had to replace it on the same service.  I'd imagine if I could get gigabit and use it, I'd need a new box.

One thing I really liked about cable modems, is they figured out how to handle security outside your client, so no pppoe weirdness at the modem or firewall.  I can't believe CL still forces that even on their fiber...


On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 10:33 PM Stephen Partington via PLUG-discuss <> wrote:
I am running this config right now. Specifically edgerouter lite.

Left the ont unchanged. Carried over the vlan config and the PPPoE config. Was freakishly simple and smooth. 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

On Mon, Aug 24, 2020, 10:19 PM Carlton Brooks via PLUG-discuss <> wrote:
Does anyone out in PLUG land have a Unifi USG gateway and Century Link
fiber installed.

There are many discussions on the google machine each person has a
slightly different setting.

I am an experienced amature, but usually muddle my way through things.

If someone who has done this and can walk me through it I would be grateful.

Mush appreciate

Carlton Brooks

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