10g residential CPE

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Dec 29 20:25:19 UTC 2020

> On Dec 25, 2020, at 09:45 , Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:
> On 12/25/20 4:52 AM, Mark Tinka wrote:
>> For the home, if you're looking at shipping 10Gbps-based CPE's for under 
>> US$200, I can't think of anything other than the Tik:
>>     https://mikrotik.com/product/rb4011igs_rm
> That has 1 10g port.  How can that be a 10g CPE?
>> They claim:
>>     - 2.6Gbps forwarding for 64-byte packets.
>>     - 7.8Gbps forwarding for 512-byte packets.
>>     - 9.7Gbps forwarding for 1,518-byte packets.
> so, not 10g :)
> Add in some services and I bet it goes down from there.
> The bigger question in all this if you're doing 10g to the residential user,
> what are they going to use for their home router/NAT device?  Even 60 ghz wifi
> routers top out at like 5 gbit/s, and NAT at this speed means a powerful CPU.

Sounds like a great reason not to do NAT… If you run IPv6, who needs NAT?

For the rest, there are relatively cheap 2x10G+rest 1G switches coming available and there’s this weirdness with 2G/5G RJ ports now appearing to try and eke out additional wifi performance over cat5e I guess.


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