I'm running a number of BT Homehubs (2a, 2b, 5a).
Although I really like the hhv5a for LEDE, the lantiq ethernet drivers do not allow ethernet frames > 1500, and I want to use a LEDE based router to run against a huawai HG8240 GPON using PPPoE with mini-jumbo frames of 1508 bytes, so that I get the full 1500 mtu to the internet on a BT FTTP/FTTH fibre connection.
Does anyone have a concrete recommendation for a cheap router with 2 or more wired ethernet ports which can support mini-jumbo frames on (at least one of the) ethernet ports; or even just a recommendation on chipset with driver support for this purpose?
on any gigabit router you should have possibility to set 1508 MTU, search the ToH list for gigabit supported routers, tl 1043wd is quite cheap, but depends what speeds do you need, for the moment it can't do wirespeed (gigabit routing) on LEDE
It's so difficult to find information on this topic - e.g. my fttc connection had a BT VDSL modem - reports indicated it should support 1508, but when I eventually retired it, opened and accessed the serial, I found it to have the same lantiq chipset and limited drivers as the bthhv5... so limited to 1500 on the wire (BT 'ECI b-focus V-2Fub/r Rev.B').
Are there any hints that BT can configure the HG8240 for some other mode to get the full 1500 byte packets (e.g. just as a router)? I beleive it's fairly locked down from user access, as I think it's the point where the bitrate limiting is done - they don't want individual customers enabling the fill 330mbits!
The FTTH connection is in my business partner's premises - I'll try to test the HG8240 at 1508 from a laptop if possible.
Mmh, that is a GPON ONT device? In that case yes, it is involved in bitrate limiting (by honoring the transmit time slots assigned from the OLT). As far as I can a specification conformingt ONT will never allow the local user to exceed the transmit grants from the OLT as that would lead to collisions on the fiber that would ruin the experience for all users sharing the same fiber. I guess in theory one could parse the grant map to find the empty slots and try to use those, but I am not sure whether the OLT will actually accept packets sent without an explicit grant...
We installed a USB gigabit ethernet adaptor on the BTHHV5 LEDE router.
Test Successful; with the gigabit ethernet set to an MTU of 2000, and the PPPoE on LEDE set to 1508, we're getting the full 1500 bytes to the internet via the HG8240 on BT Business FTTH/FTTP. We also see an IPV6 address (but not exactly sure how to interpret this)...
Just to be absolutely clear.
Huawei HG8240 connected to fibre (UK BT Business near IP14; debenham exchange).
BT Homehub 5 Type A with LEDE 17.01.3 installed.
USB gigabit ethernet (ASIX) plugged into the LEDE router with driver installed, connected to HG8240.
PPPoE using the BT business username and password as given in connection email.
All working at MTU of 1500 (i.e. ethernet at 1508 between LEDE and HG8240).