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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 11 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall


@meaple wrote:

So no option for having backup either,  like with old copper ones... Oh well, then there is just a hope ONT will not pack up.


Its mainly the mains power units that have been failing, so having a spare compatible PSU may be prudent.

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Message 12 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

@Keith_Beddoe  good shout! Once I'll get my one I'll check what PSU is needed and what I got in my storage 😉

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 13 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall


@meaple wrote:

@Keith_Beddoe  good shout! Once I'll get my one I'll check what PSU is needed and what I got in my storage 😉


See https://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Fibre-broadband/Echolife-HG8110H-20-has-died/m-p/2194444#M331441

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meaple
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Message 14 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

Just to update, It was straight forward.  Unplug network, reboot pfsense, plug network from ONT and it worked. Tere is but, atm I'm getting(down/up) ~530/105Mbps. When trying BT Smart HUB2 #920/50Mbps. Any idea what I could try to get SG-3100 to runn #900Mbps 

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licquorice
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Message 15 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

You would need to ask that on a pfsense forum. Possibly the hardware isn't capable of higher speeds.

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meaple
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Message 16 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

Thank you. I'll give it a go as well, thought that I will ask here, just in case any of sg-3100 users here came across smth similar.

brookheather
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Message 17 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

The problem is PPPoE is single threaded on BSD and a pfSense firewall with a slow cpu isn't going to achieve gigabit PPPoE throughput.  If you want to use pfSense for gigabit speeds then you will need a machine with a faster cpu like an i3-6100.

meaple
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Message 18 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

It's interesting that this model was advertised as 2.44Gbps and it's struggling with 1Gbps.
So if this issue is related to BSD, would other models like 5100/6100 be able to lift 1Gbps (as they have better CPUs), or they would be to slow?
I've tried my old Asus RT-AC68U and it is maxing it out 950/109 as soon as pfsense is connected (IPv4 static) it's back to ~530/105, so not sure if this is only PPPOE issue.
Any idea if HP620 with NC364T would run 1Gbps PPPOE? I'm trying to find something low power allowing to utilize full bandwidth.
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.
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Message 19 of 19

Re: FTTP connecting sg-3100 pfsense firewall

The advertised 2.44Gbps does not relate to PPPoE throughput - I can't see any reference to the PPPoE performance.  Rather than look at more expensive Netgate appliances you would be better off just buying a cheap second hand SFF desktop PC such as the HP ProDesk 600 G3 SFF with i5-7500 for £100 (plus a cheap Intel dual core network card) and install pfSense yourself.