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  1. Just curious, did you ever find a solution for your mate? No idea why, but your post came into my mind this morning. Weird, considering I cant even remember what I had for dinner last night.
  2. Great, thanks for the reply. Yeh I figured that might be the case. Still surprised at the lack of reviews etc so far. Still holding out for at least another month before making a decision.
  3. Hey, I was just wondering where you had heard such strong information. From what I am reading, there doesnt really seem to much in the way of thermal throttling on the higher end 1070 laptops, even some successful 300mhz overclocks. I obviously want all the information before I make a decision and you've obviously read something I have missed.
  4. Thanks for the heads up. I had heard rustlings of such. Not planning on buying anytime soon. Might even go for a 980m if I can still get one new around December.
  5. I'm moving to Taiwan in December for one year and possibly South Africa after that, currently living in the UK. I've got my mind set on a 1070 laptop. I haven't chosen between the Gigabyte, MSI or ASUS yet, but I'm swinging towards the ASUS. I was wondering if anyone could offer some insight into where would be the preferable place to buy. There are two main factors - Warranty and Price, putting slightly more value on warranty depending on the price difference. I am really struggling to find any definitive information on international warranty with these brands, coming across conflicting information. After speaking on the phone with ASUS, no one could give me an answer on what warranty details were available. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  6. Not exactly sure, I think its about £42/month, could be £37 though... somewhere around 40 quid
  7. Hardware nothing special, bit of an old beast now. Gigabyte X58A-UD3R | Intel i7 920 @ 4GHZ | GTX680 Twin Frozr 4GB | 12GB GSkill @ 1600MHZ | 1x Intel 240GB SSD | 1x 60GB OCZ SSD | 2x Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD RAID0 | 4x 2TB Samsung Spinpoint | Antec p193 Case | Corsair TX950 Series | Corsair H50 Hydro Cooling | I do however have a very cool internet setup Using Ubiquiti to get 200/15 Fibre to my Farm (with pics)
  8. Just to give an update. We've have had very strong winds, up to 80mph, sleet, snow, hail and ice. Not once through all this did the Ubiquiti devices batter an eye lid. Still haven't had to interfere with them since installation. For anyone considering something like this, I couldn't recommend then more.
  9. Great, of course if you have any questions, give me a shout!
  10. Myself included prior to this project. With the poor performance most people experience from nearly every consumer wireless router out there, peoples misconceptions are understandable. When you tell someone you are going to wirelessly transmit something 500m, their immediate thought is "lol, good luck, I can't even get good wifi in my kitchen". :lol:
  11. I explained the exact situation to virgin media, it's just I don't think they ever quite grasped what I was doing. The biggest problem was the fact that their customer service is foreign and if you enquire about anything beyond the norm, it confuses them; nothing personal, its mostly a language barrier. But I have never the less checked with management (to secure the discount) and they assured me that what I was doing is completely fine and did not breach ToS.To add, the engineers that came to fit the modem externally were quite impressed with the setup, if not (like most people) a bit sceptical about my predictions of <1ms ping and zero packet loss
  12. Tbh, the Nanobeam was suggested to me by Ubiquiti's online calculator. I then went through all the other Ubiquiti products to find out WHY the NB5ac was the one I needed and then went with it. From what I can tell, no other Ubiquiti product ticked all the boxes at a price I was happy with, without offering more features than I needed. The NanoBeam 5(non ac) does not give sufficient bandwidth at a distance of 500m. I did absolutely no research into other companies offering similar solutions though(other than perhaps a quick "Ubiquiti vs 'x'"). I couldn't see myself saving a significant amount of money going to another company, as the NB5AC was so cheap, and with Ubiquiti's rep, reviews and general persona, I was sold.
  13. Cheers guys. It's nice when something like this materialises. Total cost was somewhere in the region of £350. Not bad for interwebs in the middle of a field. Ubiquity devices £150 Cable £70 Asus Router £70 Equipment for modem at neighbours house, cables, box etc ~£40 As long as you have line of site, anything is possible. Since putting up my connection, I've noticed a few more around the place. There is a restaurant/motel on the outskirts of the city which has a Ubiquiti device pointing at tower block of flats which can be no less than 1 mile away. The hardest part was negotiating with the service provider to set up a connection in my name with my billing address at a property which already has a connection. If I'm honest, I'm still not so sure the ISP understands exactly what it is I have going on. I suppose another hurdle could be negotiations with the neighbour but fortunately for me, he was tech savvy and found the whole thing very interesting. I managed to organise a £5/month discount on his account as we are both on the same ISP and as far as the ISP is concerned, if it were not for him, they would not have me as a customer.... share the wealth and all that
  14. After seeing Linus mention Ubiquiti on the latest WAN show, and their discussion about people getting fast connections to remote places, I thought I would share a project log with you guys to show you how I got a fibre optic connection from the nearest village to my farm 500m away. When I moved to my farm back in June, I called the ISP and was told I could get "up to" 1mbit broadband. Having moved from a town house which had been blessed with 150mbit for a few years, this was something I could not settle for. I discovered that the nearest village was served by Virgin Media's fibre optic and figured there must be a way to get this service to my farm. Obviously the first thing I did was contact Virgin Media to get a quote to put in a line. After some negotiation, the cheapest they could offer me was £7,000; and that was if I dug the trench myself. Then I came across Ubiquiti. After a good discussion on another forum, I put together a plan and 5 weeks later I went from having 1mbit broadband to what is effectively a 200/15 FTTH connection. The plan basically consisted of me gaining permission from my nearest neighbour to mount a Ubiquiti NanoBeam 5AC along with a external cabinet, on his wall and then "beaming" the connection over to my farm. I hope you find my project interesting and maybe even inspiring and if there is anything you want to ask me, I'll be happy to answer. ~Larry So this is where it all begins. Packed inside a compact, weatherproof box is all the equipment need to give me a connection. Here we can see a dual socket power point, powering the fibre modem itself as well as a power over ethernet (POE) converter used for powering the Ubiquiti NanoBeam 5ac. Its a tight fit but I wanted to get the smallest possible box to reduce the visual impact on the neighbours wall. The coax connection comes through the bottom of the box into the modem, from the modem a cat5e runs into the POE converter and finally another ethernet runs from the POE up to the Ubiquiti wireless transmitting hub. This is a view of the whole setup on the neighbours house. As you can see, the coax comes out of the ground after running along the property boundary from the road. They actually ran a new cable from the cab for me, it doesn't split off the existing connection. The upper cable coming from the Sky dish is the power cable which connects in the neighbours loft through a fused box. The cable running up the middle is the ethernet running to the white Ubiquiti transmitting hub. This is a view from the neighbours house to the receiving hub. The dish is mounted on the telegraph pole which can be seen in the middle of the photo, just to the left of the woodland. The total distance between the two hubs is around 450m. A picture from the halfway point between the two hubs showing both hubs. And here is a picture from the receiving pole, back to the neighbours house. This picture shows the connection between the receiving hub to the house itself. The total length of cat5e used was about 73m. The distance to the house from the pole is about 60m with a further 13m running around the house to the rear office. The cable is supported by a length of steel cable which is taught between the pole and the house. I then simply cable tied the ethernet to the steel cable. There is about 1m of excess at the pole end in case I need to make repairs. Here you can see the cable running around the outside of the house and finally through the wall and into the office. And finally the office where the connection is received. As mentioned before, the superhub is in modem mode with the two Ubiquiti wireless hubs set into bridge; so they are essentially (and as far as any receiving equipment are concerned) a really long cable. After passing though another POE converter, the connection is received by a Asus RT-N66U router. The main desktop is connected via ethernet, with other devices making use of the wireless. Here is a couple of printscreens of the Ubiquiti hub interface. There is a bit of tweaking to do hear and there but ultimately it is working as it should. Not bad considering I only lined up the dishes by eye. The channel width 40mhz. The extremely low noise levels in the rural area are probably helping things. I am not all too clued up on a lot of this sort of stuff so any tweaks will be carried out with the help of a mate who is a network engineer. As you can see there is a <1ms ping between the two devices with a total throughput of ~300mbit. The connection has been live for several months now and I've not had a single blip. I am a happy man