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Google Fiber Thoughts

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#1 blarg2


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:36 AM

Hey Guys,
I am a student in Utah, and I happen to / picked an apartment complex with Google Fiber. I thought I would let you guys know what my thoughts are. Now I am not talking about the free Google Fiber service but the gigabit service that they advertise. Of course I never expected to actually hit 1 gbps because as we all know there is lots of little bottlenecks and overheads that just don't allow that. So I decided to hook up my desktop with a gig nic on the back and get to work. I have tried steam and several other downloaders along with the standard speed tests. I never really got much about 50-60 MBps. Don't get me wrong that is screaming fast compared to almost all service providers I had ever used. As that is a 400-500 mbps rate. Of course the standard wifi that comes in their box is atrocious and should be used as scrap, but with a little tweaking it services most of our small apartment without the need of a wireless AP. I have now been on it for a few months, and have only had to reset the box a couple of times, and honestly more out of habit then need. I have been incredibly impressed, then the other night I was downloading BF1 again after wiping my PC and I got this beauty.


P.S. Port forwarding, DynDns, and some other features work great but, modem/router has somewhat limited functionality. 

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#2 Trikein


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

Can you give specifics on hardware? What model router/gateway did you get from them? What are the PC's specs? 


In general, what was the point of your post? Was it FYI or were you looking to troubleshoot?

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