ISP to offer 1.5G symmetrical (Even higher speeds in the future)

  • So, as the topic says ... ISP will be offering 1.5G symmetrical connection (PPPoE).

    Right now having 1G symmetrical running on:
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31225 \ 8GB RAM \ 2x120GB SSD.

    What would you recommend, adding which NIC to accomplish 1.5+G WAN (PPPoE) speeds?


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Unless they are going to provide you with a 802.3bz (2.5-5gbs) connection which I doubt since it is fairly new and not many options available that support it your only way would be with a 10ge nic.

  • @damir
    Did you ask your ISP what he suggests (or if he offers IEEE 802.3bz)?

  • uh, good questions :) Let me confirm that and get back.

    Thank you both for jumping in.

  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    I would for sure get the details of what device they are going to put in to provide this connectivity... Or its just like wifi router marketing hype... You know the ones that say N300, but only have 10/100 interface..

    And your like where exactly does the 300 come in? ;)

    Or how they currently add up the 2.4 and 5ghz bands to give you some number like 1200 or 1750.. All marketing nonsense.. No client can use that together so you should clearly label with the 2.4 can do PHY and what the 5 can do PHY..

    And if you were going to be really honest - what can the user actually expect in real world speeds because users do not understand what PHY is..

    Sure are system can do 1.5 but we only have a 1ge physical interface for you to connect too -- DOH!!!