[olug] Centurylink "Gigabit" my ass....
roberson at bstc.net
Mon Jun 16 23:51:13 CDT 2014
Just to firm up my technical details - in case you don’t want to use their POS modem, it is setup just like vdsl. using pppoe on VLAN 201 (yes, your firewall needs to support 802.1q tagging).
zyxel -> now gone! Still only ~200Mb down / 50Mb up though….
On Jun 16, 2014, at 8:53 PM, Brian Roberson <roberson at bstc.net> wrote:
> So I finally bit the bullet and signed up for gigabit CL service to test the waters since I haven’t heard a peep from anyone’s feedback regarding it. I made sure I was setup on a month-month contract just in case it was bs.. not impressed so far, the tech was cool enough, and tried his best to contact the right people, but for whatever reason I was only getting 150Mbps down / 50 Up… clearly a cap somewhere, duh!
> Anyways, the technical details for the geeks: its GPON, one fiber, and a passive splitter on the wall. the goofy part, they make you use “their” modem, a zyxel fx1000r and it’s setup for pppoe! I took 5 minutes trying to figure out how to just plug it right into my pfsense, but I think they are setup for 802.1q tagging like on vdsl, and I don’t have the right laptop to troubleshoot what vlan it needs to be, maybe I’ll throw wireshark on this one just to probe around.
> In any event, after being on the phone with support, and almost throwing my phone at the wall, I reminded myself thats why I signed up month-month… It’s now up to 200~Mb down, but still not symmetrical. I’ll give them a day or three to “finish the provisioning” before I raise a stink.
> anyone else have CL gig in west omaha? care to share your trials?
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