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My ISP upgraded internet to 2 gig but My R2 will only put out 1 gig speeds?


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So my Internet provider upgraded my Internet today  from 1 gig to 2 gig download speeds. My net duma router will only give me about 800 Mbps when my Ethernet is routed through it. But when I connect my modem with a orange 2.5G LAN Ethernet port directly to my pc with what I assume is also a 2.5G LAN port or better I get almost my complete 2000 Mbps. This leads me to believe that the LAN ports on the best gaming router are insufficient enough to actually run my full Internet speeds through… Why?

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Because the ports on the router are 1Gbit.

 

You need a router with 2.5Gbit ports to run 2Gbit internet, or something that supports link aggregation.

 

Also probably the CPU's can't do QoS at 2Gbit speeds.

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11 hours ago, MathewP said:

So my Internet provider upgraded my Internet today  from 1 gig to 2 gig download speeds. My net duma router will only give me about 800 Mbps when my Ethernet is routed through it. But when I connect my modem with a orange 2.5G LAN Ethernet port directly to my pc with what I assume is also a 2.5G LAN port or better I get almost my complete 2000 Mbps. This leads me to believe that the LAN ports on the best gaming router are insufficient enough to actually run my full Internet speeds through… Why?

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As above, the ethernet ports on the R2 are gigabit so they wouldn't be able to support the full speeds I'm afraid!

@BIG__DOG makes a good point, it's not very common for devices to support these speeds, the industry hasn't caught up yet.

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Your options are rather limited for routers that have a broadband port that is above 1gb. There are some, but not many, and they are going to cost you. The only one I know of is the ASUS RT-AX89X. It has a 10G wan port. But I am afraid that is going to cost you around £400. There are probably other routers around with a 10G port but I have not heard of them. They are as rare as hens teeth.

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2 minutes ago, Harley said:

Your options are rather limited for routers that have a broadband port that is above 1gb. There are some, but not many, and they are going to cost you. The only one I know of is the ASUS RT-AX89X. It has a 10G wan port. But I am afraid that is going to cost you around £400. There are probably other routers around with a 10G port but I have not heard of them. They are as rare as hens teeth.

Mikrotik RB5009

 

2,5Gbit WAN and 10Gbit LAN via SFP+

 

Many routers have 2,5Gbit or 10Gbit ports but the challenge is having both so you can route WAN to LAN at multi gigabit speeds.

 

The XR700 has 10Gbit SFP+ but really you have no way of getting 2Gbit out of the router. Ideally the LAG on ports 1 and 2 should be able to function as WAN.

 

For most people it's also not the router that is the issue but they don't have the rest of the infrastructure, 2,5 or 10Gbit switches etc.

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