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  1. schizznick

    Access web interface on 3com AP9152

    Provided it's in a default mode this manual should help.
  2. schizznick

    Would I get a better connection? Help please!

    A repeater is a terrible idea, all that will do is cut airtime in half and reduce throughput even further. Repeater's should never be used unless you have no other option to get wireless to an area, then you should use one with a dedicated transport radio operating separate from the client radios. For the OP: As was already stated advertised speeds are a far cry from reality. Often they are advertised based on both bands together and in an ideal no interference location. I will let you know that even with high end equipment in ideal circumstances I've rarely seen speeds above 600. I think your money would be better spent running a wire and getting your gig If you need those speeds.
  3. If you can put the ISP modem in bridge mode then use Dynamic IP on the TP-link. If you cannot put the ISP modem into bridge mode then as was suggested you could turn your Router into an AP. This will only improve wifi and not enhance your router throughput or performance.
  4. schizznick

    VPN, Dual Stack NAT, IPV6

    The smallest network which should be used in IPv6 is a /64, which is 65535 IP's. The main reason for this is NAT does not exist in IPv6 and so IP's need to be adequate for every device in the home. Your router should get a single IPv6 IP and then route to a /64 of IP's in your home. Every single device in the house is reachable from the internet. If you go to an IPv6 IP lookup site (https://www.whatismyip.com/), every device should have a different IP. What may be happening is your lease for DHCPv6 or router advertisement is changing every 24 hours which causes the IP on the router to change. This would be unusual considering it would invoke network routing changes but it is not impossible. IPv6 is a whole new beast and many carriers are avoiding it or improperly implementing it because of the considerable changes in how you have to deal with it. Ultimately if you don't see the IPv6 IP of your PC when you go to https://www.whatismyip.com/ then your are not really using IPv6.
  5. schizznick

    Need help with small home network

    Fiber is a little more complicated than you might realize. For example the ISP I work for uses ActiveE and GPON. Both are fiber but one (ActiveE) can use generally available SFP's the other (GPON) is often proprietary and may require vendor specific ONT's. We also do allow bridging in certain instances, but for 99% of our customers a 4 port ONT works great. Using switches solves the port density issue. For the few that require a different option bridging solves most of those.
  6. I think at this point we'd need more info as was asked. What is the site?
  7. MAC addresses are not used for routing it is a layer 2 mechanism and only visible/usable on that layer 2 network. Every routing hop changes the MAC to it's own MAC through the routing process. For the internet the original MAC is no where to be seen by the time it reaches the end, unless the protocol or datagram uses it for something else. Most likely they are using some sort of fingerprinting to ID your connection.
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    Cable length would add latency, but in such insignificant amounts you wouldn't have to worry. Other than RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) or EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) as long as you keep under the recommended length you will see no difference in performance.
  9. schizznick

    Locate network host...

    You state you are using MPLS, I am guessing you are not running the MPLS cloud and are instead the customer? If you are, is it a VPLS, VLL , VPRN or something else?
  10. schizznick

    [Question] In-Motion Satellite Internet for an RV

    There is a big difference receiving a satellite transmission... TV is one way everything is broadcast out by a high power transmitter on the Satellite. Internet being bi-directional has to have a similarly powerful transmitter to send it back to the Satellite. Even if you got it to work, your performance would be terrible as keeping the dish pointed to receive is much easier than to transmit. Let me explain why, when the Satellite transmits it can send a signal out in a wide area allowing everyone to receive it, it doesn't have to transmit to you specifically. This gives you a decent margin of error to align the dish. When you transmit back, you don't have that ability. You must transmit direct to the satellite which is a small point hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Early Satellite internet used DSL or even dialup for upload and the satellite only handled download. As technology got better we were able to do handle both upload and download over satellite, however the accuracy of the dish is important. When you are at a fixed point this isn't too hard with modern tech, but moving on the other hand is quite a bit different. Your best bet is cellular using something like wifi ranger.
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    Routers and routing

    I guess my question is how in depth does your answer need to be? As a real generalized answer it's pretty good. I would maybe add something about Connected then Static Routes. It's possible to manage a network without a routing protocol using just static routes. But routing protocols can definitely make it easier in larger networks. Maybe also mention Route Specificity that when cost is equal and multiple routes are available the decision is based on how specific the route is. The smaller the network the higher priority.
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    10Gb a Standard

    Because a large amount of 10Gb networking is fiber with SFP's, it will be a while. The complexity of fiber has diminished over the last 5 years but it is still beyond most normal users. Until it is more user friendly it will not be as widely adopted in consumer homes. Even copper based 10Gb ethernet is dependent on the type of Cat cable you are using. For the foreseeable future it will remain prosumer or SOHO.
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    Test suite for routers?

    True it all depends on the OP's usage. If he is concerned with LAN or WAN throughput.
  14. schizznick

    Test suite for routers?

    That will test only the switch mechanism of the Router not the actual routing. Most modern routers handle switching in a switch chip which won't truly test the routers CPU and functionality.
  15. schizznick

    Test suite for routers?

    Most true ethernet testers have 2 parts one on each side of the router and then run industry tests like rfc2544 and y.1564. However these units are often in the 25k USD range. For consumer routers some speed testing and latency tests are your best options.