Which router for 10GB fibre connection

Depends what your requirements are. RPi4b or ERx wouldn't satisfy the requirement of as little devices as possible. The user seems willing to lose SQM but keep WG.

Whats your opinion RPi4b vs ERx?

The edge router X is a nice and decent device (even for OpenWrt), but with its old MIPS cpu it is not really that well equipped for 200/200 Mbps let alone 10/10 Gbps.
@jeff created a nice performance comparison for different architectures including SQM and WG numbers, the erx's CPU should be slightly above the best ath79 result since it is clocked at 880Hz, so this does not look like its able to saturate the 200/200 with WG traffic?

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Any background info about the project?
How "official" is this project?
I not like installing software from random GitHub repos.
Do I receive support for this build in this forum?

SFE builds are fine unless you have bufferbloat and need SQM QoS

I think the issue now is that the C7 cannot handle 200 mbps wireguard traffic and the solution is a different router like Linksys ea6350V3 (I guess only second hand available now) or some other router with ARM SOC

I've been looking at the GL.iNet MV-1000 myself (sans the wireless though, since the version with wireless has only a meagre 2,4 GHz radio and lets you add a separate 5 GHz radio at your own expense).

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nice - 280 mbps wireguard performance :+1:

In general I'd say RockPro64 + dual Intel NIC however that would require you to get a switch and AP separately (or use a router as AP with its integrated switch) however I don't know how well it works on OpenWrt.

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Sorry very stupid question.

Why I can't buy a consumer router with a higher price tag (high-end or gaming) and flash OpenWrt?

Lots of linked products are for companies. I am just a home user.

what is bufferbloat?


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10Gbps fiber is between 10 and 100x the entire bandwidth available to a typical small college with a few thousand students here in the US as of say 5 years ago.

These days bandwidth has gone up a lot, but it's still the case that it requires very much higher powered routers than what was state of the art 10 years ago (ie. an archer C7).

For your 200Mbps symmetric connection I recommend an inexpensive managed switch, a RPi4 with UE300 USB dongle, and a wifi access point (your existing C7 would be fine for wifi access point).

That will handle the required Wireguard and SQM with lots to spare. For proof see my thread on routing/shaping speed

For a home user, an SG108e from TP-link or the Zyxel GS1200-8 are good choices for managed switch.


thank you @trendy.

This looks what I am searching. But I search the forum, and those products seems not popular:

8 results forteklager

Can you write a little bit more?

So, being swiss and all, maybe directly contact pcengines (https://www.pcengines.ch/) first?
Their APU2 devices should be quite decent for your current 200/200 plan, at least for SQM....

Thanks. I am not Swiss, I live in Swiss.

I am not a guru, this stuff looks too complicated. I need some easy setup.

This the problem in this forum: I love Open Source, but I need easy and understandable stuff.

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Ah, sorry, thanks for the clarification. I should have been more clear, "being in switzerland" instead of being Swiss, my point was that price & VAT issues might be least by buying locally.

Ah, that is what all/most of us wish for; interestingly, along the way one typically picks up enough knowledge and admin skills that tasks that looked daunting initially get more and more manageable :wink:

One thing to keep in mind in the understandable quest for simplicity, sometimes reality is simply complex and so solutions that allow for generality and options will not be simple or they will not be general.

As an example, take SQM, this aims at having few knobs and toggles (and yet its documentation is anything but short), but at the same time it does not allow all of the configurations people actively search for and request. For SQM that was a conscious decision to built an AQM/QoS system "for the rest of us" instead of aiming for perfection, as most users would be helped quite a lot with a generic AQM framework that aims for both "do no harm" and "good enough".


too expensive if you ask me.

I am not Swedish :neutral_face:

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I use the forum search for the term "forteklager" and got only 8 hits


It will take a lot of CPU oomph to reliably route 10GbE. Also, with that kind of connection, buffer bloat is not an issue. There were couple of guys that tested running OpenWRT on relatively quick x86 hardware and I believe they reached around 6-7Gbit/sec.

That being said, trying to utilize 10GbE connection in home environment is vain. For such routing needs, network cards themselves will use 10's of Watts, with CPU cooling etc on the top of it. As long as you are content with 1Gbit/sec, you can route that with 8 years old Archer C7 with stock firmware (or around 800Mbit with OpenWRt using HW offload). Or you could get a fanless mini PC running Intel Atom and it will route 1Gbit all day long without breaking a sweat and draw 10W at most.