Sg-2100 and 1000base-BX20
I noticed the new SG-2100 Appliance have a Dual identity RJ45/SFP WAN port.
My Fiber to the Home solution runs 1000Base-BX20 to a bridged ISP device (acting as a media converter) to allow for a 1000base-T (RJ45) connection to my SG-1100.
Does Netgate have a list of supported 1000base-BX10/20 SFP’s for the SG-2100? Would be sweet jo just drop the bridged device altogether and terminate my FTTH in my firewall directly.
I don't believe we do. I'll do some digging....
@stephenw10 Maybe I ought to follow up on this thread.
I got hold of and older 3Com BiDi BX-20 SFP, and it works perfectly in the SG-2100. The performance is exactly the same as using the RJ45 port (maxing out the SG-2100 @ 700-800mbit in single session downloads)
Ooo nice. Thanks for the follow up.
Also you have a better memory than me. I actually bought some generic BiDi modules to test and they also worked fine. They are very generic (cheapest on ebay!) so it's great to hear it works well with something more official.
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@keyser Were you really able to push 800Mbit/s through your SG-2100? I have 3 of them now and haven't really been able to push more than ~650Mbit (copper). I wonder if the SFP port has anything to do with that?
Anyway, hope there will be a "V2" of this exact unit one day that can saturate a 1Gig connection. Damn near perfect device!
Yes and no - It max’es out (average) on about 680mbit in single session downloads. It does have spikes above 700mbit.
But depending on the situation i can get it to hit about 720mbit with spikes of 760mbit if I have 2 or 3 effective sessions downloading.
I achieve exactly the same numbers using the RJ45 port, so there is no difference between them as far as I can tell.
But => 800mbit can only be done without pffilter active (router only).
I agree that it is the perfect device if only it had a more powerfull CPU. Size, ports (especially SFP). Memory and powerconsumption is outstanding for homeuse.