Connectivity Requirements


For maximum speeds of 2 Gbps on a single computer, you will need the following:

  • A desktop computer with available PCIe expansion slot, or a desktop or laptop with a Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 port and a Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 Expansion box
  • A 10G PCIe network interface controller (NIC) adapter with a Copper 10G ethernet port or a small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) cage
    • 10G NIC with a small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) cage required an installed SFP+ 10G 10GBASE-T RJ45 Transceiver
  • A Category 6A (CAT6A) Ethernet patch cable

To achieve maximum speeds of 2 Gbps on more than one of your devices connected to the fiber handoff, you will need a compatible router or firewall with throughput of 2 Gbps (or greater) along with the following:

  • A 10G router or firewall with a 10G port capable of serving as a WAN/ISP port
    • 10G router WAN/ISP port must be either a RJ45 Copper 10G ethernet port or a small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) cage with an installed SFP+ 10G 10GBASE-T RJ45 Transceiver
  • Each additional device that requires 2Gbps speed will require an additional 10G RJ45 port on the router
    • All of the additional equipment from the single computer requirements for each connected computer to reach 2 Gbps from the router or firewall. The actual number of devices and configurations supported varies by the brand and model of the router or firewall.