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2Gb and 5Gb connections - Which gateway is used with those?

I recently received an offer to upgrade my internet speed from my current 1Gb connection to a 2Gb connection, but I have the Nokia gateway in passthrough mode, and the connection to my router is a 1Gb ethernet over twisted pair.  It would make no sense to pay extra for faster speed with this uplink to my network.  Can anyone tell me if they have different devices for higher speed connections?

Thanks, Paul

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browndk26

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The bgw320 is the only gateway that supports 2 and 5g. In order to get over 1 gb, you need to connect your router to the 5g port of the gateway. Your router and every device behind it need to support speeds over 2g. All this would be at your expense by buying new switches, network cards,etc. so unless you want to upgrade all the devices in your home, upgrading is a waste for you. 

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The BGW320 supports the new 5GBase-T ports (Also known as IEEE 802.3bz or Multigigabit Ethernet) for 2.5 or 5Gbit/sec speeds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.5GBASE-T_and_5GBASE-T

Some routers are starting to add support for that. https://itigic.com/best-routers-with-2-5gbe-and-5g-nbase-t-multigigabit-ports/

And, of course, Wi-Fi 6 supports higher than gigabit speeds.

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browndk26 and phillipremaker, thanks for the info, I was not aware that the supplied gateway had a 5Gb port.

I currently have a BGW320-505 Gateway, so all I really need is a sfp+ module with a rj45 connector capable of 2.5, 5 and 10Gb and I would be set.  My equipment can easily handle 2Gb, part of my lan runs 10Gb fiber.  Any Idea where I can find the specs for the BGW320-505?

Thanks, Paul

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browndk26

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You should already have an sfp connector. All bgw320’s are installed as fiber to the gateway. Fiber connects to the sfp and that connects to the gateway. An internal ONT converts the fiber signal to copper. Upgrading to 2 or 5g would require a tech visit to swap the sfp for a 2 or 5g one. Then switch your line to a different fiber splitter at the PFP. SFP port at bottom right 

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The BLUE port (Port #1) is 5Gb/sec capable, which means it will run at 1, 2.5 or 5 GB/sec if attached to a device that supports that speed. That's what the "5Gb" notation next to it means. No SFP needed.

tonydi

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Well, not really, Phillip.

If @Paulrp1 has a BGW320 and doesn't have an SFP at all (some customers were given 320's and still use them with the old 011 ONT) or he just has the 1Gbps SFP then it doesn't matter what he plugs into the 5Gbps port.

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Whoops, thanks for the correction. I was only looking at the photo and didn't realize there were all those different combos.

In my neighborhood, AT&T's fastest speed is 25 Mbps.

tonydi

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😟  My sympathies. 

Juniper

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I remember when I was so relieved to get 20Mbps afer having 1.5Mbps for so long. The more devices, or intensive usage from one user in the home, and those double digits start to strain for what is needed.

Nationwide baseline (minimum bandwidth and stability) improvements are what is needed these days. Gbps is a dream for where I live. Though a new provider in the state is starting to make headway, but still far off for us rural folks.

browndk26

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Add uverse TV and internet use became almost impossible. Even with over provisioning.  

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I should have been more specific about the placement of the SFP+ I will need.  It will go into the 10Gb WAN port on my router to connect it to the blue 5Gb port on the BGW320.  Once again, thanks for all the input.

browndk26

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Im not familiar with 2.5/5/10 gb routers. Why would an SFP be needed at the router? Ethernet from the gateway 5g port to the Ethernet ports on the router wouldn’t pass 2 and 5g past the router?

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browndk26 - My router has 2 wan ports, a 1Gb ethernet (rj45), and a 10Gb SFP+ Cage.  To utilize the higher speeds offered by ATT fiber (2Gb or 5Gb) I would need to connect to the 10Gb WAN port.  They make a SFP+ that has a rj45 jack, and that is what I would have to use.

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Glad to see our ACEs providing insightful information for your gateway inquiry @Paulrp1

 

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