Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

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tyreman
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

I also have my router set to iPV4 and iPV6 to work together selected from the drop down tab

sm30
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

Does anyone know what the orange/red mark means on port 4 of the XB7 modem?

 

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tyreman
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

isn't that the 2.5 gigabit connection

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@sm30 @tyreman that port is a 2.5 Gb/s port.  So, you would need a router or switch, depending on your network layout, that has a mult-gig port capable of running 2.5 Gb/s.  Some of the newer Asus routers have a 2.5 Gb/s port.  there are switches out now that run 1/2.5/5/10 Mb/s.  Note that these are built under a new ethernet standard, so, you can't run a mulit-gig 10 Gb/s port into a traditional 10 Gb/s port. 

 

Here's a couple of new Trendnet 2.5 Gb/s switches as examples:

 

https://www.trendnet.com/products/2-5g-switch/5-port-unmanaged-2-5g-switch-TEG-S350

 

https://www.trendnet.com/products/2-5g-switch/8-port-unmanaged-2-5g-switch-TEG-S380

 

Netgear also has multi-gig switches out but I believe that the Trendnet switches are the lowest cost multi-gig switches on the market today.  

 

https://www.netgear.com/business/wired/switches/multi-gig/



Mrcanada1968
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

Isn’t Rogers top tier internet speed only 1 Gbps currently though?

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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

Yes but I've seen a post where a PC with a multi-gig ethernet port was running up to 1.2Gb/s on a speedtest instead of the 940 Mb/s that you see thru a gigabit port.  So it looks like Rogers does overprovision the top gigabit tier but you won't see that thru a gigabit port.

 

The XB7 would allow Rogers to compete with Bell's top 1.5 GB/s plan, at least until Bell rolls out their 5Gb/s plan which they have indicated they will do this year from what I remember reading.



sm30
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

Strange you would think port 1 would be the 2.5 Gb/s.

 

I currently have the XB7 in bridge mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Would you recommend or would it make sense I switch from port 1 to port 4?

tyreman
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Re: Ignite WiFi Gateway Modem XB7 (Gen 2)

I would stay 1
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@sm30 wrote:

Strange you would think port 1 would be the 2.5 Gb/s.


The 2.5 GigE port on the XB7 gateway can also be configured as an Ethernet WAN port and used for high-speed connectivity to an external ONT with a FTTH service.  It is numbered as Port 4 and has a distinctive mark since it is a special-purpose port that is a bit different from the others, not just due to its higher speed.

 

I currently have the XB7 in bridge mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Would you recommend or would it make sense I switch from port 1 to port 4?


If the R7000 only has GigE ports, you won't gain anything with this change.