Recent content by Mark M

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    Need to extend network cable around 20 feet - Which method should I use? (For PoE access point)

    I wish, But the previous owner used some sort of insulation foam around the edges in basement. The wire goes through that foam. I tried pulling/wiggling it to no avail
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    Need to extend network cable around 20 feet - Which method should I use? (For PoE access point)

    It is an unfinished basement and not open to outside air. There's actually a huge dehumidifier in there (also a heater that kicks on if it gets too cold). It's probably better humidity controlled then a normal room, haha.
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    Need to extend network cable around 20 feet - Which method should I use? (For PoE access point)

    I got extremely lucky and discovered a Cat5e run in basement crawl space originally used for Telephone. Unfortunately on the end I pulled back (was going to outdoor telephone box) is not long enough to go where I need it to go in the crawl space. However, the other end of the line goes to the...
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    AiMesh recommendations for Wired backhaul and 100-200MBPS Internet Connection

    Yeah, at this point I'm leaning towards a Dream Machine + Extra AP, or a PfSense Box + two AP's. Unifi has been rock solid for me, but it's more of a time constraint at this point when I'm at the cottage. AiMesh I could probably set up and configure within 20 minutes give or take...
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    AiMesh recommendations for Wired backhaul and 100-200MBPS Internet Connection

    I agree. I like to hear both sides and look into my own facts. Funny you mention. My first thought I was thinking of doing another UniFi system. Considering I want to upgrade my every-day home's NanoHD to a U6-LR, and I could bring the NanoHD up to the pocono house... I originally thought...
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    AiMesh recommendations for Wired backhaul and 100-200MBPS Internet Connection

    Hey Guys, I took a look at the dongknows AiMesh Router Combos that was updated on April 20th. Now I'm looking for input and opinions here. We got a new house in the poconos (ranch style) and I'm going to need two units based on how wide the house is. Key Points: -Internet connection is...
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    UniFi Network Install Complete - Are there optimizations?

    I've finally completed most of my Unifi Network. I have a two floor house + basement. So far I have a NanoHD on the 2nd floor and a AC Mesh outdoor in my back yard. I have the Controller Software on my Server. So far so good. I will be adding a 3rd sometime this week. All are hard-wired...
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    At the same pricepoint - Netgear X10 R9000 or RT-AX88U?

    Gotcha. I'd say the Ubiquiti's are a lot easier to set up than Cisco though, no? One of the reasons why I'd prefer it over a Cisco WAP. Plus, I don't have a Cisco controller either. Would I need an additional controller for the Ubiquiti?
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    At the same pricepoint - Netgear X10 R9000 or RT-AX88U?

    May be a stupid question but... Do you know if I Can I use AI Mesh if all of the Asus devices are all in Access Point mode, or does one of them need to be in Router mode (as the primary)? I ask because I’m sort of finalizing my setup. I have my pfSense router and TP Link switch. Im deciding on...
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    General Question: Performance differences between Managed/Unmanaged?

    I did a couple hours comparing switches last night. For me, It seems like all paths lead to the SG108E regardless. The price is a no brainer, I can use it as an unmanaged switch, while having the ability of the extra managed features. Plus, the 8 port is only $5 more than the 5 Port. I...
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    General Question: Performance differences between Managed/Unmanaged?

    Haha that was a perfect explanation! Thank you!
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    General Question: Performance differences between Managed/Unmanaged?

    I may just do that. Just out of curiosity... Does all LAN data/transfers that goes through a switch on same network have to go to the router first, then go back to the switch to the other local device? Or are local transfers able to occur device-t0-device on the switch level? If the first...
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    General Question: Performance differences between Managed/Unmanaged?

    It makes perfect sense, thank you! The R7800 is in my office right now. the pfSense box is in my basement with my fiber terminal. I notice no issues with the R7800 but was just curious on that CPU usage. It does seem like it is doing some Co processing for the switch throughput. The...
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    General Question: Performance differences between Managed/Unmanaged?

    I'm a dummy and didn't do my full research on pfSense. I got a 4 port i350 NIC thinking I could use the unused card ports as a switch. I then DID my research... and figured out I'd have to bridge ports which equates to a performance loss. I have FiOS Gig (symmetrical), I am a gamer, and...
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