Fibre Pro (950/500Mbp/s) is insanely fast, it's been the best NZ'ers can get for 4 years. Hyperfibre unleashes the potential of what optic fibre is capable of with speeds to the ONT up to 4000Mbp/s depending on your plan.
Getting the Most out of Hyperfibre
Hyperfibre is great for enabling a higher bandwidth across multiple devices, not necessarily to one device. The majority of routers and devices (like laptops and computers) on the market have a 1G capable network card. The normal CAT5E cable only supports speeds up to 1000/1000.
With Hyperfibre offering speeds well above this, you may want to invest in 10G capable hardware and cabling if you want a higher bandwidth rate to one device.
Please note that Voice is not deliverable through the ONT.
The ONT that is installed alongside Hyperfibre has one 10G port, along with 4 1G ports. Plugging in a 10G capable router will allow the full bandwidth rate to be routed to your Local Network. If you do not have a 10G router, then a 10G capable device can be plugged directly into the 10G port. The other ports can then have a standard router plugged in to connect your other devices like normal.
In addition to a 10G capable device/router, appropriate cabling is required as well. CAT6 cables support 10G up to 50 metres and CAT6A up to 100 metres.
If you plug a non-10G router or device into the 10G port on the ONT, then it will only receive a maximum of 1G. However, multiple devices plugged into the other LAN ports mean they will get a share of the remaining bandwidth up to 1G per device.
You will also need to ensure the server you are connecting to has the capability to send/receive data at 10Gp/s.
If you are experiencing issues with you Hyperfibre connection, please visit this guide.