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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.


  • 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 →


  • 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 →


  • 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 →