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Offline louis-m

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Alix 2D13 with 80/20 fttc
« on: April 02, 2012, 09:12:06 pm »
Hi,
I'm about to trial 80/20mbps fttc with an alix 2d13. i'm about 10m from the cabinet so i anticipate full speed. there will only be about 5 users concurrently on this connection.
however, i imagine the wan will be hammered at 80mbps and the poor old alix will start to get hot and bothered. has anybody used an alix near these speeds and if so, how did it perform?
also, what's the next stage up from an alix bearing in mind that low power consumption is important?

thanks
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Re: Alix 2D13 with 80/20 fttc
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 06:51:19 am »
The Alix should be good for ~85Mbps routing/NAT so you may be OK. Not much headroom though.
An Atom based box will be good for around 500Mbps but even that is quite a step up in power consumption compared to the Alix. 5W vs 25W or there abouts.
Use a VM as you have suggested if you need to.

Steve

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Re: Alix 2D13 with 80/20 fttc
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 07:05:40 am »
The Alix should be good for ~85Mbps routing/NAT so you may be OK. Not much headroom though.
An Atom based box will be good for around 500Mbps but even that is quite a step up in power consumption compared to the Alix. 5W vs 25W or there abouts.
Use a VM as you have suggested if you need to.

Steve

That's true, but only in one direction.  If you're downloading at 80Mbit/s you won't be seeing 20Mbit/s back in the other direction.

The next step up would be an Atom box, mine have been able to push about 300Mbit/s TOTAL (upstream + downstream), though an i3 has about the same power consumption (if done right) and is a LOT faster (as in, wire-speed on Gig-E with a high-end i3).
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