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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

niwat
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RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

My ISP provide 2G ethernet speed connect to RAXE300 Multi gig internet port, i want to use lan RJ45 aggregate port lan3 and 4 to 10G ethernet port of mac mini m2 (has only one lan), Can I do that ? If can how to do that?IMG_2126.jpeg

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schumaku
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

You can consider adding a Plus or Smart Managed switch offering the ability to configure two 2.5GbE ports in a LAG and a 10 GbE port for connecting the Mac mini M2 port 10G Ethernet - this will provide you with an aggregated bandwidth of almost 5 Gb between the Mac mini, the wired LAN, the Wi-Fi, and the Internet.

 

A Netgear XS512EM or XS724EM for example would ready the path for your Mac mini M2 system and the router to the Multi- and 10GbE world.

 

Should you look for a K.I.S.S., just connect the Mac mini M2 port 10G Ethernet port to one one the 2.5 GbE ports of the RAXE300 - wonders of the configurable to Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ-45 connector.

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niwat
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

whai i under stand is i have to buy a special switch, such as 

Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (MS108UP)IMG_2132.png

 

then connect lan 3 and 4 from raxe300 to this switch after that connect lan rj45 from this switch to mac mini lan port 10G ethernet......am i correct ?

 

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schumaku
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

Well, you can't take any advantage of higher bandwidth available with just one 2.5GbE link.

 


@niwat wrote:

whai i under stand is i have to buy a special switch, such as Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (MS108UP)


Well, you can't take any advantage of higher bandwidth available with just one 2.5GbE link. No aggregation possible on the unmanaged switch, and not more ...

 


@niwat wrote:

then connect lan 3 and 4 from raxe300 to this switch after that connect lan rj45 from this switch to mac mini lan port 10G ethernet......am i correct ?


Again, with the unmanaged switch, you can neither get an advantage of the 10 GbE port on the Mac nor configure a lag aggregating two 2.5 GbE ports. Your Mac will be forever limited to the 2.5 GbE link speed. I've not suggested the two 1G/2.5G/5G/10GbE MultiGig switch for no reason. 

 

The only no-cost solution I can suggest is just a single network link connecting the Mac to one of the two 2.5 GbE ports making a 2.5 GbE link. 

 

 

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schumaku
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet


@niwat wrote:

then connect lan 3 and 4 from raxe300 to this switch after that connect lan rj45 from this switch to mac mini lan port 10G ethernet......am i correct ?


nope, sorry.

 

With two links connecting the LAN 3 & 4 you will end in yet another loop, even if configuring the two aggregation ports as a static LAG. 

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niwat
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

very...very complicate, raxe300 has one port for input multi gig internet why dont they design has one port for output multi gig (same as they have 5 lan port 1 Gig) which can connect to another device which has 10G port, for example mac mini port ethernet 10G. If I have to buy a new switch and very complicate to set up i should stop this idea. (i already pay extra 100$ for this 10G ethernet port)

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schumaku
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

Sorry, yes, you are correct. There is only one 2.5G port (#5) available. #1...#4 are Gigabit Ethernet ports only.

 

Said that, the aggregation speed can't exceed 2 Gb.

 

You could go the MS108EUP (the 8-Port Ultra60 PoE++ Multi-Gigabit (2.5G) Ethernet Plus Switch) for to operate a 2*1GbE LAG (static or LCAP) to link up an aggregation pair with the RAXE300.

 

Alternate, ISP connection device allowing, think about a 2*1GbE LAG for the Internet uplink, and keep the 10G port as a faster data path for the three concurrent active Wi-Fi bands, to build a 10 GbE based LAN covering whatever you plan to connect mid-term (Mac mini M2, NAS, more Wi-Fi AP, ...).

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

Other options would be to get into a different router systems that supports higher WAN and LAN speeds. 

Currently Orbi 9 series has a 10Gb WAN and 1 2.5Gb LAN port. 
Slated out later this year is supposed to be the RS700 with both 10Gb WAN and LAN ports. 

Possible some later version of Orbi could have same thing. 

 

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niwat
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

thank you every guru, i give up and lost 100$ for 10g ethernet port for apple mac mini m2.

 

you are correct easy option to wired ethernet >1g to mac is buy New Orbi model.

 

i wonder why orbi has> 1g lan input/output port but nighthawk have only input no output.

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: RAXE300 connect ethernet to Mac mini M2 port 10G ethernet

Currently Orbi 9 series has a 10Gb WAN (input) and one 2.5Gb LAN (output) port.

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