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  1. kevink817


    Ah. In that case: Modem -> Wi-fi Router (WAN port) -> PC (or Modem -> Wi-fi Router -> Switch -> PC, if you need the extra ports)
  2. kevink817


    Try using one of the LAN ports (and not the WAN port) when connecting from your wifi routers to the switch. Also, ensure DHCP is disabled on the wifi routers if it's already enabled on your modem.
  3. I would recommend a powerline adapter that has Wi-Fi built in. The device you're looking for to go from ethernet to Wi-Fi is called an Access Point. You can turn a regular router into an access point by just using the LAN ports (and ignoring the WAN port). Connect the LAN port from a router with WiFi to the ethernet port on the powerline adapter. Ensure you disable DHCP if it's already being provided by your main router.
  4. I second this... It's hard to beat the reliability and supportability of intel NICs. Also, make sure your switch is capable of configuring LACP (802.3ad) or it's not going to do you any good...
  5. Were you using any sort of Dynamic DNS to access your Plex media server from the internet? If so, and it's still active, it's basically gives someone an internet roadmap to your router no matter what your external IP address is. Also, check your router to see if there is a 'release/renew' option somewhere in the WAN/Internet Provider settings, or possibly on the status page for your WAN port. That can be used to request a new IP from your ISP's DHCP server.
  6. Even a seperate wi-fi access point wouldnt help, since the 'guest' would still be on the same subnet and see all the same traffic You could use a firewall appliance and seperate VLANs to segregate the 'guest' PC traffic to the internet, but that is an advanced configuration, and requires business level hardware. If your wi-fi router/access point supports it, some offer a feature called 'client isolation' where connected devices can't talk to any of the other devices on the network except the gateway (to the internet), but you can't enable that only for the 'guest' PC - it would affect all of your wireless devices. In reality, if there is someone you don't trust enough to not hack your network while they are connected, don't let them connect. Also, make sure you are using WPA2 authentication on your Wifi, don't leave it open (no password) or use WEP.
  7. Also, keep in mind that while your 'Internet speed' is advertised in Mbps (Megabits per second), actual download speeds are usually measured in MBps (or MB/s, Megabytes per second). There are 8 bits in a byte, so the theoretical max download speed on a 10Mbps connection is 1.25MB/s. Your router is capable of much higher speeds than this, so I don't believe that is the problem. I would ask your ISP what your upload speed is supposed to be. Also what media is your internet service provided over (ex. Cable modem, DSL)?
  8. If you'd take a used switch, plenty of used Cisco hardware on ebay (ex. 3750G-24TS) that have been pulled out of datacenters. These will easily outclass any low end 'smart' or 'managed' consumer switch that you can get, and for around the same price. You won't get a warranty though, or support from Cisco if the thing dies, and likely it will have A LOT of hours of run-time on it already, but I've used these for years both in the datacenter and at home and they run forever.
  9. Cat-5e is rated up to 330ft (100m) for a gigabit connection, thats what I'd recommend.
  10. I had the same A2 code once when my DP cable wasn't fully seated in my Graphics Card. Try reseating it or using a different port/cable. Check the monitor end too. Also, try booting with either one or the other monitor connected, see if anything changes.
  11. If it's on this list, Gigabyte says it will work: http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Document/mb_m.2_support.pdf
  12. <destination_path> is where you want the file to be copied to. 'IP.text' is the name of the file you are copying (in this case, the one in your example). You can also use /E to copy everything in a directory. /R:1 - retry one time on copy failure /W:1 - wait one second on copy failure before retry again, i'd suggest using a scheduled task to run this command every 10 minutes rather than a looping batch file. If you must do a loop, try this (replacing the bracketed statements with your desired directories and files): :start robocopy "<source_path>" "<destination_path>" "<filename_to_copy>" /R:1 /W:1 sleep 600 goto start