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#1351 January 6

Toufic
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Re: Feedback for IDM

Tech Guru wrote:

I have Fiber Sakiat  Al Janzir ( 200m from Ogero CO)

ISP: IDM

Heavy User too , 300 GB is not enough at all. Switched to 1TB ( 1000 GB Plan) with unlimited nights.

Average Speed ~ 100Mbps

100Mbps = 0.0125 GB/sec

1000 GB/0.0125 = 80000 sec

80000 / 3600 = 22 hours (regular day usage without unlimited nights)  the 1000 GB will be finished on a 100Mbps Speed.

If i activate some limiter on the traffic or control the speeds allowed for some devices, will that help me manage 300GB on fiber ?

I projected 10Gb per day would be more than enough and i reduce some downloading and some streaming.

This is largely discouraging and i'm pondering the idea of sticking to ADSL hoping maybe the speeds might increase when fiber is fully deployed and operational (or ADSL speeds won't improve/get affected at all?)

Any input is appreciated

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#1352 January 7

Tech Guru
Member

Re: Feedback for IDM

Toufic wrote:
Tech Guru wrote:

I have Fiber Sakiat  Al Janzir ( 200m from Ogero CO)

ISP: IDM

Heavy User too , 300 GB is not enough at all. Switched to 1TB ( 1000 GB Plan) with unlimited nights.

Average Speed ~ 100Mbps

100Mbps = 0.0125 GB/sec

1000 GB/0.0125 = 80000 sec

80000 / 3600 = 22 hours (regular day usage without unlimited nights)  the 1000 GB will be finished on a 100Mbps Speed.

If i activate some limiter on the traffic or control the speeds allowed for some devices, will that help me manage 300GB on fiber ?

I projected 10Gb per day would be more than enough and i reduce some downloading and some streaming.

This is largely discouraging and i'm pondering the idea of sticking to ADSL hoping maybe the speeds might increase when fiber is fully deployed and operational (or ADSL speeds won't improve/get affected at all?)

Any input is appreciated


There is no consumption limiter mate. Actually Ogero's FTTC Cabinets are 1Gbps but Ogero limits it ( Only few residential buildings @ Zaytouna Bay Area , Beit Mesik Residential Compounds , commercial banks , and some public sector entities like the airport have the full 1Gbps access.

I am having

Downlaod speed = 12.5 MB/sec , each 1GB is downloaded at 80 Sec ( 1000 / 12.5)  on 100Mbps speed. The nice about fiber no signal deterioration regardless of whether Ogero or any ISP ( Common FTTC Cabinet each 800m) with no heat lose or single to noise interference like DSL network noise interferance and heat lose due to copper wire transmission ( increase as you go further from the Ogero CO whether Ogero or any ISPs that act as a mediator only in DSL or Fiber Optic and Ogero is the mother feed of all).


Fiber on the other hand needs regular maintenance ( more frequent than the DSL insfrastructure). Hopefully it will continue like that with no lucklaster  maintenance performance on the long future that might affcet the fiber optic network throughput.

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#1353 January 8

Toufic
Member

Re: Feedback for IDM

Tech Guru wrote:
Toufic wrote:
Tech Guru wrote:

I have Fiber Sakiat  Al Janzir ( 200m from Ogero CO)

ISP: IDM

Heavy User too , 300 GB is not enough at all. Switched to 1TB ( 1000 GB Plan) with unlimited nights.

Average Speed ~ 100Mbps

100Mbps = 0.0125 GB/sec

1000 GB/0.0125 = 80000 sec

80000 / 3600 = 22 hours (regular day usage without unlimited nights)  the 1000 GB will be finished on a 100Mbps Speed.

If i activate some limiter on the traffic or control the speeds allowed for some devices, will that help me manage 300GB on fiber ?

I projected 10Gb per day would be more than enough and i reduce some downloading and some streaming.

This is largely discouraging and i'm pondering the idea of sticking to ADSL hoping maybe the speeds might increase when fiber is fully deployed and operational (or ADSL speeds won't improve/get affected at all?)

Any input is appreciated


There is no consumption limiter mate. Actually Ogero's FTTC Cabinets are 1Gbps but Ogero limits it ( Only few residential buildings @ Zaytouna Bay Area , Beit Mesik Residential Compounds , commercial banks , and some public sector entities like the airport have the full 1Gbps access.

I am having

Downlaod speed = 12.5 MB/sec , each 1GB is downloaded at 80 Sec ( 1000 / 12.5)  on 100Mbps speed. The nice about fiber no signal deterioration regardless of whether Ogero or any ISP ( Common FTTC Cabinet each 800m) with no heat lose or single to noise interference like DSL network noise interferance and heat lose due to copper wire transmission ( increase as you go further from the Ogero CO whether Ogero or any ISPs that act as a mediator only in DSL or Fiber Optic and Ogero is the mother feed of all).


Fiber on the other hand needs regular maintenance ( more frequent than the DSL insfrastructure). Hopefully it will continue like that with no lucklaster  maintenance performance on the long future that might affcet the fiber optic network throughput.

I guess this is good news and bad news at the same time.

I found something on my router that allows me to limit speeds on each device.
Once installed in a couple of months, i will update you on whether or not switching to fiber was a good idea.

Thanks a lot for the feedback and for the detailed explanation.
Cheers

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#1354 January 13

RandomMemory
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Re: Feedback for IDM

Toufic, if you have an old PC lying around I recommend installing pfsense. It is a beautiful masterpiece and I run one at home to load balance 2 microwave internet connections for 60mbps. Pfsense is a firewall/router OS that lets you do anything you want with very strong features for power users.

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#1355 January 14

Toufic
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Re: Feedback for IDM

RandomMemory wrote:

Toufic, if you have an old PC lying around I recommend installing pfsense. It is a beautiful masterpiece and I run one at home to load balance 2 microwave internet connections for 60mbps. Pfsense is a firewall/router OS that lets you do anything you want with very strong features for power users.

Will give it a chec. Thanks dude

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#1356 last month

kfc
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Re: Feedback for IDM

I got a call today from IDM informing me that GDS is deploying fibre to the home in my area within the coming 2- 3 months and asking if I am interested in this. Cost is $220 for installation and modem and one month free but since I'm already an IDM subscriber the price will be reduced to $193.

The lady told me that the speed will become up to 300 megabits per second. When I told her that I am happy with speeds up to 100 megabits per second that I should get without paying any installation fee once Ogero upgrades to FTTC, she told me that this is impossible and that there is no FTTC in my area and that I will not get any automatic speed improvement without FTTH and without paying installation fees.

Please advise me whether what she's saying is correct or she is trying to bluff me. Thank you!!

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#1357 last month

Toufic
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Re: Feedback for IDM

Got the same call about 6 month ago (early January)
Nothing happened yet since i payed a deposit but early april, there was drilling/construction like near the building i live in and the ones working said they were installing the fiber related equipment.

I'll post something here if anything new comes up but at the time, they said in 3month so typical lebanese ETA

As for if she's telling the truth or not... from my end, no way of telling in this country because i got the same answer when i asked the same question. From a marketing perspective, it would be counter productive to say yes i guess.

kfc wrote:

I got a call today from IDM informing me that GDS is deploying fibre to the home in my area within the coming 2- 3 months and asking if I am interested in this. Cost is $220 for installation and modem and one month free but since I'm already an IDM subscriber the price will be reduced to $193.

The lady told me that the speed will become up to 300 megabits per second. When I told her that I am happy with speeds up to 100 megabits per second that I should get without paying any installation fee once Ogero upgrades to FTTC, she told me that this is impossible and that there is no FTTC in my area and that I will not get any automatic speed improvement without FTTH and without paying installation fees.

Please advise me whether what she's saying is correct or she is trying to bluff me. Thank you!!

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