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Michael Stapelberg

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Anything fiber-related, be it internally within my home network or about my Fiber To The Home (FTTH) internet connection.

2022-May

  • Now that I recently upgraded my internet connection to 25 Gbit/s, I was curious how hard or easy it is to download files via HTTP and HTTPS over a 25 Gbit/s link. I don’t have another 25 Gbit/s connected machine other than my router, so I decided to build a little lab for tests like these 🧑‍🔬 Read more →

2022-Apr

  • My favorite internet service provider, init7, is rolling out faster speeds with their infrastructure upgrade. Last week, the point of presence (POP) that my apartment’s fiber connection terminates in was upgraded, so now I am enjoying a 25 Gbit/s fiber internet connection! Read more →

2021-Jul

  • init7 recently announced that with their FTTH fiber offering Fiber7, they will now sell and connect you with 25 Gbit/s (Fiber7-X2) or 10 Gbit/s (Fiber7-X) fiber optics, if you want more than 1 Gbit/s. While this offer will only become available at my location late this year (or possibly later due to the supply chain shortage), I already wanted to get the hardware on my end sorted out. Read more →

2021-May

  • init7 recently announced that with their FTTH fiber offering Fiber7, they will now sell and connect you with 25 Gbit/s (Fiber7-X2) or 10 Gbit/s (Fiber7-X) fiber optics, if you want more than 1 Gbit/s. This is possible thanks to the upgrade of their network infrastructure as part of their “lifecycle management”, meaning the old networking gear was declared as end-of-life. Read more →

  • After adding a fiber link to my home network, I am upgrading that link from 1 Gbit/s to 10 Gbit/s. As a reminder, conceptually the fiber link is built using two media converters from/to ethernet: Schematically, this is what’s connected to both ends: Read more →

2020-Aug

  • Motivation Despite using a FTTH internet connection since 2014, aside from the one fiber uplink, I had always used network gear with 1 Gbit/s links over regular old rj45 cat5(e) cables. I liked the simplicity and uniformity of that setup, but decided it’s time to add at least one fiber connection, to get rid of a temporary ethernet cable that connected my kitchen with the rest of my network that is largely in the living room and office. Read more →

2014-Sep

  • Ever since I moved to Zürich, I wanted to get a fiber internet connection. I’ve lived with a 6 Mbps DSL line at my parent’s place for about 10 years, so I was looking forward to a lot more Megabits and a lot less latency. Read more →

2014-Aug