Re: USG / Century Link Fiber Set up

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Author: Michael Butash via PLUG-discuss
To: Stephen Partington
CC: Michael Butash, Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: USG / Century Link Fiber Set up
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 <>

> 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...
>> -mb
>> 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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> Stephen

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