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  1. @Falcon1986 Powerline is the current solution I've had in place for a while now. A pair of TP-Link 2000Mbps Powerline adapters gets me 650Mbps reported in the utility and about 150Mbps in real world testing - so not great. Thanks for your links, very helpful with researching into WiFi bridging with 802.11AX. I found the "Dong Knows Tech" website to be the most informative with detailed comparisons. I've got two Asus Zenwifi AX (XT8) units arriving today. Hopefully it'll get a solid 1Gbps backbone between the two rooms. I'll update as to how this has gone as this is a relatively new product without many real world reviews.
  2. So my house is very small, however the walls and floors are very thick due to the age of the building. I've found it tough to find any WiFi APs/Mesh devices that actually list their true link speed between each other. Will these be able to link at higher than 1Gbps (to allow for any degradation) between each other?
  3. Current situation: 300 year old cottage in the UK Recently upgraded from 300Mbps FTTP to 1Gbps FTTP. The FTTP fibre cable comes into the 1st floor office, in the rear of the house. Consoles, TV, gaming PC are in the ground floor living room, in front of the house. Current constraints: Ethernet - Lengthy planning permission (Grade II listed) and a contractor would be needed. Lack the tools and expertise to drill through house foundations and clip cables across the house neatly. 100% will want a professional to do this properly. Powerline - A pair of TP-Link 2000Mbps Powerline adapters gets me 650Mbps reported in the utility and about 150Mbps in real world testing from downstairs. WiFi - My Billion BiPac 8800AXL R2 router (AC1300) gets about 100-250Mbps with real world testing on my phone in the downstairs living room. Options: Some sort of mega WiFi bridge solution Wait until the quarantine blows over and get a Cat5e or SC cable to go around the external of house from the back upstairs, to the front downstairs. My preference right now would be option 1 as nobody knows how long the quarantine will be in place for. Budget wise I'd be happy to get a WiFi bridge solution capable of a solid 1Gbps for under £300. Any ideas and thoughts on a temporary WiFi solution in the meantime?
  4. Ultimately the cost of an NVMe USB enclosure or adapter is going to fast approach the cost of an SBC that has NVMe M.2 support anyway, so I guess it makes sense to go with the latter, right?
  5. Thanks for you response. The question is whether the Pi4 CPU can handle that many torrent connections to saturate 1Gbps, as well as being able to pump that much data out to an SSD over USB 3.0. I'm also dubious as to whether a SATA SSD over USB could handle 1Gbps when writing a large amount of torrent chunks in different locations within the file. I suppose NVMe over USB3.0 might work here?
  6. Hello! My home fibre gets upgraded from 300Mb to 1Gb later today. I don't believe my current Raspberry Pi 4, with Open Media Vault and external HDD, will be able to write files fast enough for the data that's coming in over the fibre line. Ideally I'd prefer an SBC rather than a laptop and PC, both for initial and ongoing costs, due to how infrequently I use the NAS. The NAS' primary purpose is to download torrents which a Kodi box access in another room (no transcoding). Some sort of SBC that can either handle an SATA SSD at 1Gbps, or an NVMe capable one, would be perfect. Any recommendations wouild be great. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for your reply James, however I can't seem to find any information that either work with GSync.
  8. Morning all, Long time viewer, first time poster. I'm looking to buy and install an RGB strip backlight solution for a monitor. It needs to match the colours on the display and have the lowest latency possible to the point where it's not noticeable at all. Variable brightness would be good for different times of the day. For reference I'm using Displayport to an AOC AG271QG GSync monitor. Any recommendations? Thanks.