we just had fibre x installed (cable) The supplied HG659 which is an MIP's based router is way underpowered for this service.
I am able to only push 355mbit and 80mbit through the layer3 forwarding path on these devices. I also have several other ar7xx chipset based routers and confirm that this is about the extent their dual mips CPU's can do at layer3.
The service when connected to a fast cpu capable of gigabit + speeds (in this case a xeon v4) is able to forward at the cable modem rate - and achieve close to the advertised 900/100 service offering.
Does Vodafone have an alternative Router option available to replace the HG659 as currently it is bottleknecking the service.