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Tue, May 18, 2021 3:02 AM

How do I configure multi-gigabit internet?

If I were to put my XB7 gateway in bridge mode and then connect port 4 on the back of it it to my RAX200 router's multi-gigabit WAN port, how would I get a 2.5G connection back to my PC from the router? AFAIK, the LAN ports are only 1Gb. The router can be configured to use the 2.5G WAN port for internet, but AFAIK that would only work with link aggregation, and the XB7 doesn't support that. What other options do I have? I just want to have my gateway in bridge mode with the RAX200 router, and bypass the 1Gbps Ethernet limitation.

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jlavaseur

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Try this, Xb7 in regular mode not bridge, connect two of the 1 gig Ethernet ports to your router, if your router supports dual wan mode use that, configure lan port to be 2.5 gig, if your router supports it, I sometimes use this setup and can achieve 1400 Mbps, i have the asus rt-ax86u, interesting part I still have the red 2.5 gig free to do things I won’t mention here

EG

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FWIW and AFAIK you will have a double NAT condition that way. You can Google double NAT for it's potential pitfalls.

jlavaseur

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@Eg absolutely you will, it’s not ideal, but with the Xb7, that’s the only way I found to achieve the speeds the original poster wanted, that being said, if your creative that can be overcome

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I was able to bypass the ethernet limitation by connecting the 2.5gbps port on the back of the xb7 to my pc. I am also using ethernet port 2 on the xb7 for the router. It seems redudant having two routers though. I don't like having the comcast gateways in normal mode  because then I can't change my IP address if someone finds out what it is and DDoS me. How are people with 2.5g cable modems achieving multi gig speeds with their routers? A lot of those new voip modems only have 1 ethernet port. 

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