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CrazyLittle
Sep 11, 2001







Clapping Larry

CopperHound posted:

That 600Mbps speed was a direct test between two computers on the lan. It was 8-10 years ago on the only consumer grade gigabit router I was able to find at the time. I think it was a d-link. Can we get past this hangup now? I don't need a backplane that can handle full speed on every port at once.

no no we need to drill deeper and discuss the merits of SoC switch-chip based routing vs discreet interfaces.

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Lutha Mahtin
Oct 10, 2010

Here I post;
I can do no other.


CrazyLittle posted:

discreet interfaces

i got a discreet port for ya right heah buddy *points to networking closet*

CrazyLittle
Sep 11, 2001







Clapping Larry

Mommy told me to never take uplinks from strangers

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005



Oven Wrangler

The Home Networking Megathread - Network Admins Gone Wild!

CopperHound
Feb 14, 2012



I just ordered a used Actiontec C2000A for $35. Hopefully I can make it handle any sort of dsl the ISP tries serving up even if I decide upgrade to a bonded line.

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

fair warning, those Actiontecs absolutely suck. I suggest getting another router and putting that POS in bridge mode.

1gnoirents
Jun 28, 2014

ASK ME ABOUT MY MICRO PENIS


I'm using a spare Dell alienware computer as a media server of sorts. It's using built in wifi which isnt ideal and slow as poo poo maxing out at about 10 MB/s. But wiring it will require running cable under carpet so I just bought a TP link Archer T4U usb adapter because it was $15 at the time and should be fast enough for what I need. All I really do is use Servio and network share a few drives and folders.

However I cannot access network shared drives and folders at all with the stupid thing. Servio and everything else seems just fine. I can ping the computer but I cannot map the drives or directly access them. This is driving me nuts, I have a feeling I'm missing some very basic thing here, does anybody know how I'm messing this up? There is nothing I can see setting wise thats off or wrong

All machines are running Windows 10

edit: Woops I did finally find a sign or symptom of something wrong, if I run the automatic network diagnosis after I fail to connect to a network share I get the message "file and print sharing resource (alien) is online but isn't responding to connection attempts."

1gnoirents fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2018 around 02:38

CopperHound
Feb 14, 2012



redeyes posted:

fair warning, those Actiontecs absolutely suck. I suggest getting another router and putting that POS in bridge mode.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll buy a non-poo poo router if I can get it to sync with my ISP. I just couldn't find a modem only device that claimed to support PTM.

Grump
Jun 18, 2012

surprise, dad. while you were witnessing the pennsylvania state lottery i tried on all your work gloves and they looked very handsome on me

Where is the most ideal place to put an Access Point in a 900 sq ft, 2 floor row home?

Iím assuming at the top of the staircase so it can hit the second floor well along with everything the floor below?

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Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



Fun Shoe

Don't try and pull tricks with a single AP to give you mediocre coverage in every room. Focus on where you want Wi-Fi, put the AP in a position to cover that area. If there's places without coverage then add a second to fill in the gap. If your deployment is planning to put at least one wall and/or a floor between the AP and the client then you're going to more or less ensure everything runs at 2.4GHz and be limited to 802.11n speeds.

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