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Engr Zain Raza

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Nov 26, 2018
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I have it near commercial market.
I wanted to see if someone has it near Sadiqabad, because the fibrelink guy told me its available but it will take 1 month which kinda made me lose interest. How is the speed to European servers on speed test? plus can you please tell me ping to "logon.warmane.com" , "www.facebook.com" and "www.youtube.com"
Plus one more question is 4k easily streamable?
 

Lord Ammar

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I wanted to see if someone has it near Sadiqabad, because the fibrelink guy told me its available but it will take 1 month which kinda made me lose interest. How is the speed to European servers on speed test? plus can you please tell me ping to "logon.warmane.com" , "www.facebook.com" and "www.youtube.com"
Plus one more question is 4k easily streamable?
It took a month for me too. That's normal. In other cities it takes 3-4 months.

I have a 250mbps connection so 4K isn't an issue. Ping to Facebook is 106ms, 110ms on YouTube and 157ms on warmarine.
 

Engr Zain Raza

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It took a month for me too. That's normal. In other cities it takes 3-4 months.

I have a 250mbps connection so 4K isn't an issue. Ping to Facebook is 106ms, 110ms on YouTube and 157ms on warmarine.
Thanks Bro :) Pretty decent compared to PTCL where on facebook is 135ms, youtube is 150ms and warmane is 175ms.
 

goldfish

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hey i need help , anyone with fiberlink connection can ping paladins sea sever ? i play this game online and really want to see ping in that game , specially lahore users.

ping 209.58.160.1 in cmd

its paladins server ip for sea

waiting for kind reply.
 

wAnxTa

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hey i need help , anyone with fiberlink connection can ping paladins sea sever ? i play this game online and really want to see ping in that game , specially lahore users.

ping 209.58.160.1 in cmd

its paladins server ip for sea

waiting for kind reply.
C:\Users\hasan>ping 209.58.160.1 -t


Pinging 209.58.160.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
 

goldfish

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Sep 5, 2013
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C:\Users\hasan>ping 209.58.160.1 -t


Pinging 209.58.160.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.58.160.1: bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=55
wow 77 ping omg i never get less than 150 on any other isp like ptcl jazz or zong

whats your location btw? Lahore?
 

aman480

Newbie
Oct 19, 2017
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Lahore
anyone in Model Town Lahore using FiberLink? Can you comment on how the connection is for you? Downtime and all. It seems that this thread has died down but thats cause of the whatsapp group. I do not know now what the current situation is for FiberLink users is and from the past posts it seems that they're real bad.

If any current user can shed light on this, id be grateful. Thank you.
 

sladis

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Nov 14, 2008
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Model Town, Lahore
I'm in Model Town Extension and had Fiberlink till December... They are inconsistent. Sometimes you get full speeds, sometimes not.... It's down once a month at least, especially around the billing cycle...

I switched to StormFiber and they offer less speed and cost more but there's 0 down time...

Depends on what you care about more ...
 

ahub1988

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Apr 10, 2015
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hello everyone

Just a quick question.
I wanted switch ISP, fiberlink is available in my area (Karachi), is the service good?
 

aman480

Newbie
Oct 19, 2017
11
0
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Lahore
Internet setup Progress Report 1/4

Thought I’d give everyone an update on my internet situation/setup in Model Town, Lahore.

I have been using StormFiber for over a year and a half now and I am very happy with them. Zero downtime (at least not while I’m using it) and their HD cable is amazing!

I decided to get the FiberLink 50mbps connection even though its down for almost 20 days out of the year. This downtime analysis is based on information I’ve read on different online forums. My want of getting FL was based on their low monthly rates along with super high speeds of course.

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Internet setup Progress Report 2/4

One-year payment for FiberLink was made on March 2, 2019. Team was deployed and connection was installed on March 14, 2019. Currently I’m running a 50mbps (FiberLink) and 30mbps (StormFiber) connection at my house. I will be downgrading my current SF connection to 10mbps and use it as backup for whenever FL goes down.

I bought a TL-ER5120 (Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Router). See link for details: https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-4910_TL-ER5120.html

This helps me integrate both my ISP connections into a single one, but there is a catch 22. It only boosts your browsing and P2P (torrent) speeds. If you want to download a single file off the web or something then it won’t use both connections to download it, just the one will be utilized. But that being said having an integrated 50mbps + 30mbps = 80+mbps connection speed is amazing.

Best thing about the Load Balancer is that it becomes the sole DHCP provider and you don’t have to worry about the other two routers interfering with IPs or subnets with the load balancer. It was very easy and fast to setup as well!

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Internet setup Progress Report 3/4

The Dual Wan router will automatically switch to a single connection if any one of them goes down which is very convenient aka a fail-safe. This way I can ensure I am fully utilizing both my connections to the max without worrying about wasting any money. Also, there is always a plus of having two connections as your reliability of staying online goes up.

Here is a screenshot of a random file I put for downloading using Vuze P2P: https://i.imgur.com/SLumq37.png


Here are the online speed test results from early morning and evening today:


  1. Between 2:30am to 9:00am you get double the speed hence the super high speed.
https://www.speedtest.net/result/8120395251.png


  1. This is the regular day speed I get.
https://www.speedtest.net/result/8122021162.png


I am using multiple wired TP-LINK Archer C1200 gigabit routers around my house as Access Points for wireless connectivity. The APs have the same SSID and password but different channels so there is no interference and it does a decent job of seamlessly roaming. I have zero complains honestly. See router link for details: https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C1200.html

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Internet setup Progress Report 4/4

I have an all gigabit setup as I have multiple devices, a network attached storage (NAS) and IP cameras that even when idle use over 50mbps of my internal network bandwidth. Hence the need for 1000mbps devices as the 10/100mbps would choke all the time. And with such an internet speed I’d never be able to achieve it on a conventional router. One needs to use a 5Ghz Wi-Fi to get such speeds.

I hope this was as informative and fun to read as it was for me to write! Though my FL days have just begun, I am optimistic that it won’t bother me too much given I have a dual wan setup. Fingers crossed.
 

murtaza12

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[MENTION=140637]aman480[/MENTION]

Great setup.

Few questions.

1) How much was the load balancer?

2) Which device assigns private IPs within your network? Does the load balancer do DHCP for you?

4) Are PPPoE sessions for both your WANs dialed on the load balancer?
Last I heard FL doesn't give ONTs, so that one probably is, but what about SF?
 

aman480

Newbie
Oct 19, 2017
11
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Lahore
1) 23,000 for the gigabit load balancer.
2) The load balancer does the DHCP. See screen shot here for WAN1=FL AND WAN2=SF. https://imgur.com/SJhv0bV basically the WAN2's ONT has its DHCP activated but it gets stopped by the load balancer so i didnt need to touch anything. My internal IP is 192.168.100.1 for the loadbalancer but for SF it is 192.168.10.1 and i can still access it without fail. its very convenient.

3) From the screenshot above you can see that im using PPPoE for WAN1 which is fiberlink and dynamic for WAN2 which is storm fiber. The balancer just auto detected the SF information.

FL is just a fiber optic modem so you need a router to get devices online. where as the ONT given by SF has all the features of a router. but its detected by the loadbalancer in dynamic mode so no issues there either.


Hope this helped.
 

hatim

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Jan 10, 2010
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Karachi
1) 23,000 for the gigabit load balancer.
2) The load balancer does the DHCP. See screen shot here for WAN1=FL AND WAN2=SF. https://imgur.com/SJhv0bV basically the WAN2's ONT has its DHCP activated but it gets stopped by the load balancer so i didnt need to touch anything. My internal IP is 192.168.100.1 for the loadbalancer but for SF it is 192.168.10.1 and i can still access it without fail. its very convenient.

3) From the screenshot above you can see that im using PPPoE for WAN1 which is fiberlink and dynamic for WAN2 which is storm fiber. The balancer just auto detected the SF information.

FL is just a fiber optic modem so you need a router to get devices online. where as the ONT given by SF has all the features of a router. but its detected by the loadbalancer in dynamic mode so no issues there either.


Hope this helped.
What I've done is bought one of these from Aliexpress for $120 and paid Rs 3200 duty. I've installed Untangle UVM (you can use Sophos/Pfsense etc). I haven't yet bought another ISP to go with Stormfiber but this setup provides commercial grade stability and features including WAN load-balancing, webfilter, application control (to prioritize certain traffic), and OpenVPN.

I also asked SF to switch my ONT device into bridge mode so that I'm able to get an external IP on the UVM through PPPoE. Your setup might cause with double NAT which could cause issues with hosting servers on your internal network.

Do let us know of your experience with FL over a few weeks--the 500mbps connection looks very tempting. Please also post your speed results using an international server. Do you get full speeds?
 
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