Robert Enger - NANOG
nanog at enger.us
Thu May 27 19:22:39 UTC 2010
Sadly, I have only the 50/20 FiOS service. I would love to get 100/100. Where do I sign up.
My initial installation used MoCA. It would not reliably deliver 50Mbps on tcp-based download tests. (coax network brand new, very small). Test results were erratic, typically between 30 and 40Mbps. Technician told me to put up with it (not making this up).
I fought with VZ and had them re-provision me to 100BaseT connection on the ONT. I immediately observed reliable, consistent download speeds at 51.8Mbps. (Since dropped to 49.2 after their speed re-provisioning a few months ago.)
MoCA is a half-duplex channel with sophisticated MAC (e.g. BW reservations and so forth). The MoCA diag displays show that the STBs see each other and the Actiontech at speeds over 220Mbps. I doubt the issue is inadequate phy connection. I assume the interplay between the MoCA MAC and TCP yields poor performance. But, I did not research this. I had them take my Internet off the MoCA path and it has worked fine since.
So, how I go about getting 100/100?
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