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Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

CrazyLittle posted:

1) Move your media server next to the modem/router/switch. Do this regardless of the other steps. Servers should be a the center of your network, not on the edge. If your media server is too big/ugly/bulky, get a better one.
2) Disable wifi on the fritzbox. If it doesn't support 5ghz, it's not even worth entertaining leaving it around. Get proper APs or a wifi mesh product (google wifi etc) that actually supports a proper back channel separate from the client-facing channels.
3) Don't use wireless bridges or "wifi extenders" if you absolutely can avoid them.

I've got 3 drops in the apartment, one next to the TV that I've got the ps4 and other things going into via a gigabit switch. The other two are in the bedrooms so putting the media server in there isn't much of an option (and there's no place near the TV). The landlord said I can have additional drops installed but must be removed when I leave (apartment must be in original condition) so that's out.

The fritzbox is super lovely and I'd toss it out if I could but for the time being I'm stuck with it (fiber is coming to my neighborhood and I'm switching as soon as it's available). The wireless bridge is being done with an Archer C7 router that I was using previously as the central hub.

I've got my desktop plugged into the C7 so 90% of the time I'm accessing the data on the media server over LAN (primarily photo editing/design work). The other use is Plex which typically isn't much of an issue.

I've been toying with doing the following:

1) Move C7 to one of the drops and use it for Wifi
2) Turn off Wifi on fritzbox
3) Run a ridiculously long LAN cable from C7 to gigabit switch for desktop/media server (pretty much opposite end of apartment).


I've also been seriously considering wifi mesh but the options I've looked at are over 200 and I'm not quite ready to drop that much.

Ashex fucked around with this message at 21:04 on Jun 20, 2018

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Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

CrazyLittle posted:

Synology 4-disk boxes are nearly silent except for the drives themselves.

Have you considered using the coaxial cable as a network run using MoCA?

There's only one connection in the apartment so MoCA isn't really an option (I was considering powerline ethernet but apparently that comes with it's own problems) . It's also a custom built media server I'm not planning to replace anytime soon.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

H2SO4 posted:

Unless you have excessively lovely wiring, new powerline gear is generally better than making GBS threads up the wireless spectrum with repeaters.


Fortunately this apartment was built right before we moved in so the wiring should be solid, are there specific kits I should consider or are all major brands pretty solid?

I dug through the settings on the C7 and NAT was enabled, after turning it off speeds increased to 10MBps but the 5Ghz network doesn't connect anymore (which makes sense I guess but sucks as now I gotta use the 2.5Ghz for everything) .

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

Rexxed posted:

He's using it as a bridge so it doesn't need NAT, it's just acting as a switch and WAP plus wireless uplink.

Pretty much this. Diagrams are fun so this is a lovely mockup of the setup:




Network1 is configured to bridge with Network2 but I have my laptop connected to Network1 so that the data transfer to the media server doesn't go over the bridge.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

Thanks Ants posted:

If you do a transfer from your laptop to the media PC and turn off the Shitbox, does it break?

As long as it's connected to Network1 and has an IP address, no. Shitbox is handling DHCP so everything goes to hell in a hand basket if it stops working. DNS is pointed to the media server (with secondary being shitbox) as I'm doing some internal DNS voodoo for plex.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

It currently tops out at 10MBps, I'll need to test from the desktop when I get home now that NAT is disabled (previously I was experiencing an annoying issue where the whole network slowed down when I was doing huge transfers) to see what sort of speed I get.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

IOwnCalculus posted:

WDS bridge? Is that really how you have it set up? Isn't WDS the old school and lovely method of extending wifi, that tends to cut your performance in half at best?

I never said it was a super amazing setup

5Ghz Wifi connection is working again so I did a quick test of copying a 1GB video file from and to the media server:

Media Server to Laptop over 5GHz Wifi: ~15MBps
Laptop to Media Server: ~17MBps

With the desktop that is plugged into the same router as the media server (I've verified that both have a link speed of 1000Mb/s):

Media Server to Desktop over LAN: 80MBps
Desktop to Media Server over LAN: 110MBps


This tells me everything is peachy via LAN but there's a huge Wifi bottleneck which continues to mystify me. I was convinced that I would be able to bypass the WDS performance issues by leaving the 5Ghz wifi network up and connecting to it directly.

Reviewing the route tables on my laptop, everything is going to the default route which points to the shitbox (fritzbox) so I suppose data may be routed through that somehow but then why do transfers continue to move at the low speed when shitbox is turned off?

Maybe I should break off a /28 block outside the dhcp range then setup reservations for the desktop and media server inside the /28 block and add a static route with the Archer C7 routers IP?

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

I switched to fiber and my isp is only giving me a ipv6 address now which completely trashed all my port forwarding and dynamic dns configurations. I've got a Fritz!box 7582 and I setup ipv6 port forwarding but I can't seem to get external connections to work.

On top of that, connecting to my media server with its ipv6 address isn't working either :/

Is there some sort of dummies guide to ipv6 networking at home that I can go through to figure out all this stuff?

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

SlowBloke posted:


most dynamic dns hosts don't support ipv6 so that's the reason your fritz might be on the fritz The ones i know that work with ipv6 are cloudflare, noip and dynv6.

Usually you get a ipv6 class not a single ip so port forward is not necessary, you need to set up the fritz to receive the wan ipv6 and propagate that class to devices, most boxes won't have ipv6 enabled for security reasons so you will need to do some tinkering before it works.

I've started trying a few out but they all seem to cost money (one is just $6/year so maybe I'll go for it). I did get a ipv6 class assigned and I configured the router to assign addresses from it but for some reason I can't access my media server remotely when I add its address to a AAAA DNS record and try hitting it from my phone (I did configure ipv6 port forwarding in the router). It's just plain Fedora Server and I verified it's got a single ipv6 address from that class as opposed to a ULA.

Ashex fucked around with this message at 15:42 on Apr 8, 2020

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

H110Hawk posted:

You might try calling your ISP and asking if they filter inbound requests to your home. They might be doing the firewall thing for you. Make sure you can access your service via its IP6 address while on your home network but not on the fedora box. Might be the firewall on your server itself blocking it.

Oh geez, calling my ISP is a nightmare with minimum hour long waits but I'll give that a shot.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

SlowBloke posted:

Registering your own domain and running cloudflare is about the same price and a lot more flexible, take that into account too.

This are the basic steps for setting up ipv6

https://en.avm.de/service/fritzbox/...-the-FRITZ-Box/

Did you follow all of these steps?

Yep although those steps set it up to hand out local addresses, I set it up to assign from my prefix. I'm going to email my ISP and hope they reply but there's a chance I'll have to pay up for a ipv4 address.

Edit: I've already got a domain setup for this, I guess I could delegate it to cloudflare as that's its only use.

Ashex fucked around with this message at 16:11 on Apr 8, 2020

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

SlowBloke posted:

If you could share the isp maybe we could help more, i've found a belgian isps that shows how to configure his services with a similar model of yours here https://www.edpnet.be/en/support/in...-fritz!box.html

I've got M-Net (The German telecom not the south african tv channel). The lovely thing is that the ISP disabled the IPv6 tab (I was messing with it before I called them the activate the router). It's using DS-Lite for the IPv4 connection and the monitor view shows that I do have a prefix assigned though.

H110Hawk posted:

Or aws is $6/year for r53.


I'm already using namecheap for my domains, I'm only really looking for a service that has dynamic dns built in (I could build something myself with aws but ) as namecheap only does ipv4.

Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

SlowBloke posted:

If the articles i found are true ( https://klaus.hohenpoelz.de/mnet-ip...tzbox-7430.html ) you are behind some nasty carrier grade NAT, i would strongly recommend a chat with their support.

drat, I'd spotted that and tried just exposing my address but didn't have any luck. Time for a chat :/

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Ashex
Jun 24, 2007

These pipes are cleeeean!!!

Tangentially related to my ipv6 issues. I got namecheap to enable API access for me only to discover that I have to whitelist IPs to access it which only supports ipv4

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