The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro supports 802.3ad or LACP, but the issue is that you're not running off loading the routing onto the silicon, but rather running in the processor, which is much slower. Plenty of articles cover the fact that at routing, it's really used for failover, not true link aggregation.
Other issue with Cat6 is that Comcast isn't giving you a copper handoff for the 2Gb connection. You could terminate the fiber to a MMF SFP and then use a SFP+ to 10GBaseT adapter.
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The reality is that unless you buy a 10 gig adapter for your computer you won't get two gigabit to a single device. I have been really impressed with the Ubiquiti gear, but it isn't meant for the notice. I spent a couple grand on the 48 port Poe managed gigabit layer 3 switch and the 8 port pro router. Without buying a 10 gigabit router ($3000) you could split your hosts into two vlans and route one out each handoff they give you. Happy to help in any way I can.
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For those of you searching for questions about the Gigabit Pro service and what to expect, I'll try to answer as much as I can about my experience.
I first inquired about whether Gigabit Pro service was available in my area in the beginning of Aug 2015. As you might image the training for the customer service rep on this product is very light, if not non existent. Many have posted issues about this. If you're interested in the service and its available in your area, just call up the 800 number and ask a ticket to be created for someone to call you back...they will within 24 hours. HANG ONTO THIS TICKET NUMBER. It's the only way you can call to get a status update.
The first part of the process is fairly painful if you you're overly excited for the service (me) or you're used to ordering business circuits (me). All communication about your order will occur through a premier care agent, but not directly. Any questions or call backs occur through the 800 #, open a ticket, and 24 hours you get a call back. If you miss their call, repeat the process or wait till tomorrow for a call back.
During this process of dealing with the care agent they are doing a few things. They'll very quickly be able to pre-qualify you for the service based on how close you are to the nearest fiber splice point, what their documentation says for available fibers, and a rough estimate of how difficult the run will be. I got lucky... my splice point was all of 500 feet from my house and entirely arial. If you end up being too far, would have to go underground (say for a street, etc), or start to deal with rights of way, it's unlikely you'll qualify.
Next up - they dispatch a walk-out team to verify everything they see on their maps is accurate. This means they physically check whether there are actually enough spare fiber at the splice point for you and that the route is clear. They won't knock on your door, and you'll probably never even see them do this.
Up to here, it will probably have taken about a 4-6 weeks of complete silence. After this, they should have a on-or-before date of another 8 weeks out.
At about 4-5 weeks out from that date, you'll get a call from a project manager handling the fiber installation. During this process, they'll be running a brand new 12 strand cable from the splice point into your home wherever you decide and are able to mount the router (more on this later). In my case, I already had a conduit run from the utility pole to the back of my house, so that made the process a fair bit easier. For those of you who know nothing about fiber optic outside plant installation, this cable is about an 3/4" thick and doesnt bend all that well.
The installation contractor that did my install was amazing, but they are experienced installing Metro-E circuits for businesses. This means they're usually able to come in through drop cielings or existing conduit. Most homes don't have this. Since I have experience in this area, I had mapped out exactly what I thought was the best path to get from the back of my house to my 48U rack in my house that houses the entire network. In the end, they did an absolutely amazing job with zero interior repair work necessary, and the fiber cable was not visible at all. Not an easy job!!
I will say that if you need zero repair work (drywall and painting) and dont want to see that huge black wire in your house, then you should consider hiring someone who specializes in this work to place a conduit for them to run it in. Sure, it will mean you spending some additional money here, but it will save you any aggrevation and your fiber install will go smooth.
The whole fiber install job took a couple weeks for me, but that was partly because I was on vacation. The same day the fiber installation was done, the same contractor had his splicing crew terminate the fiber in the house. They have a 1 rack unit (RU) or wall mount option for this.
Next, equipment install and turn up! The next available slot was a week away, but I asked if they could slide it up the same week and they were able to! I had my time slot for 8am-12pm, and they didnt show. But at 6pm I got a call from the networking supervisor in my area explaining that they ran into a provisioning problem the day before and needed to put the circuit back into the design queue and have it rebuilt. I know how this process goes, and if you dont heavily manage it through the queue, it's a few day process. He went the extra mile and made sure it got rebuilt. He then asked if I still wanted it installed today since it was getting late. There was no way I was waiting till Monday!!! The supervisor and two technicians got to my house around 7pm, spent about an hour doing the installation, and I was up and running!!
The router they terminate the circuit to is a 1RU Juniper Router. They also provide a Netgear R8000 802.11ac router.
My speeds via wired GigE connection to the R8000 - 950mbit UP, 952mbit DOWN. At times, a hair more, a hair less.
A few technical notes:
1. They provide two hand offs. A GigE copper handoff and a 10Gig handoff. The two circuits are throttled to a combined 2Gigabit.
2. The R8000 will take the GigE hand off.
3. If you want to take the 10 Gig hand off, you'll need either a 10 GigE card for your computer with appropriate 850nm multi-mode optic AND a LC-LC OM4 MMF jumper cable (aqua colored).
4. You get one static IP address on each of the hand offs. I didn't ask, so I dont know if additional IPs are available. My advice - get up and running - don't complicate things, and then ask.
5. There aren't any caps as far as I am aware.
6. The support process it not your standard comcast internet team. It is supported by the Business-class MetroE NOC. They are well trained and highly responsive.
7. You get 4 hour support if you go down. You really shouldn't go down. Your fiber is a straight shot all the way into their head end. If you're down, some MAJOR incident is going on.
8. Get a decent battery backup. Not only does it condition for power spikes, but it's just good practice.
9. They do deploy IPV6 and the R8000 is provisioned ready to go with it. Pretty cool.
10. They don't manage any of the video/tv service over this circuit like Google and Verizon do. This is straight up super fast IP!
Ubiquiti Edgemax 48 Pro - Terminate the 1G and 10G into a L2 VLAN.
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro - Two outside 1G interfaces to Switch.
Same Edgemax switch - House, Guest, Management VLAN.
I do source based routing for my desktop PC to go out the 10G link, and then all other hosts go out the 1G link. You could just as easily break it out by Guest vs Home or LAN vs WAN. Unless you have a 10G router ($3000 for a decent but non brand name one) or decide to terminate directly to your computer, you're not going to get more than one gig up and down from a single wired connection.
To wrap - While the process took a bit of time, I couldn't be happier with the service!!! The team that did the work was amazing all the way through. If their manager sees this, pat them on the back!!!!
If anyone has an questions about my experience. I'm happy to answer them here.
Edits for typos.
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