Recent content by Samir

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    Looking for a Cisco RV340 / RV340W

    It is for everyone, and if you need this specific router I'm sure someone has one. But it's just not the best at doing the job.
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    Looking for a Cisco RV340 / RV340W

    Yeah, I would look at alternatives unless you need that exact router. Used fortigates can run circles around the rv-series in terms of features and uptime.
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    Need advice on buying a router

    If you're going to be flashing it anyways, it won't matter if it is new or not, just that it is in working condition. Also, to find out which models are best for your use case, I would check with express vpn and their recommendations since they will know which hardware works best. ps...
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    Is there a reason BB code can't be disabled?

    That seemed to do it. :) There may be a bug in the parsing of bbcode in xenforo.
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    Antenna upgrade for RT-AC68U ?

    Ahh, a millenial who thinks the law of gravity has shifted where they are now the center of the universe! :p Laws can be challenged, except those of nature, physics, biology and other hard sciences. Actually, you can challenge them, but I'm sure that the chances of you succeeding are probably...
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    Antenna upgrade for RT-AC68U ?

    Those are probably fakes that look the part and work worse than what you have stock. The only thing I have ever seen that has improved the ability for a router was something like this...
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    Intel SS4200-E Lives Again

    Yep, FlexATX is the style that fits, although you need to make sure it has enough amps on each of the voltages to match what is in the tech manual on the ss4200-e as most don't. Yep, it's actually quite easy to do so since the stock power supply does have a big enough hole. Yes, that plastic...
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    Can only sustain 1gbps for a while - then Ethernet driver drops it to 100

    Yeah, most anything cheap like that on amazon will be fake/marginal. If the brands made cables they would be more expensive and the chinese have trained consumers that cheap is better than good, so they would never sell unfortunately. But the route of buying locally is great for a number of...
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    Intel SS4200-E Lives Again

    The only power supplies I found that were decent were ones that are now discontinued by Seasonic. I can post the model number once I get back to where the power supply is (I haven't installed it yet). Another alternative that seems like it should fit are 1u server power supplies. The hard...
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    Intel SS4200-E Lives Again

    You're welcome! It's so great to see so many people still have this great unit and are sharing their experiences to rebuild all the knowledge that was once available on these things. Don't give up on it, and whenever you are ready to be done with it, I can give it a happy home with my units. :)
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    USB ethernet adapter versus PCI-E card

    At this point, I think you're just a troll. Post reported.
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    Can only sustain 1gbps for a while - then Ethernet driver drops it to 100

    This probably points to marginal termination in the walls which figures because most electricians are idiots to think they can wire ethernet and yet are contracted to do it almost all the time and think they know what they're doing until they cause an issue like this. Good thing those switches...
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    Can only sustain 1gbps for a while - then Ethernet driver drops it to 100

    It's the new cable being standard fake crap from china being sold on the chinese crap market aka any place that has a 'marketplace' they can exploit aka amazon, ebay, et al. If you want a good cable, literally going to a store and getting one will be the best--because if they had a bunch of...
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    USB ethernet adapter versus PCI-E card

    Good to know. I know most people don't recommend any usb nics for pfsense because the realtek based ones aren't great.
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    Ethernet via Phone Jack Installation - Which type of Company?

    You can even run 100Mbs over old phone grade wiring with vdsl ethernet adatpers. (I've used the ones from netsys-direct with great success on 30 year old water logged cat-nothing pots wire well over 100ft long.) These can use the telephone wire to simultaneously run ethernet and still have the...
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