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  1. I wanted to post an update on this. I've completed the project. I bought and received my outdoor rated Cat6 cable yesterday and installed it. Went well. Was easy to do (really wish I did this a while ago). I also want to thank you guys for the insight - the video, in particular, was extremely helpful.
  2. Well, the basics are to set a string wifi password with the strongest possible encryption that will work. Frankly, I think that is enough. If you want to do the whitelist thing, I think change outgoing and incoming to Deny and the you'll need to add an outgoing & incoming for each mac address. It appears you need list what each device can communicate with. Frankly, that is a pain in the ass (as has been said before). I really thing encryption with a solid key is enough and the most usable. If you insist on more, you might be better off with the access control lis
  3. I'm interested in elaboration to learn more but that said, I've confirmed my Orbi system (current wireless router running the house) has access point mode (as you would expect). So, can I just take an older wireless router and use that (disabling the wireless radio in that one?) Or is it better to get a modern (new) one?
  4. Thanks. But to clarify, this is not at all a concern if I use a switch? It becomes much more straightforward?
  5. The second router - the wireless one, in my case - doesn't have anything plugged in to it. It'd just be the wireless access point. Regardless, if a switch would be better in place of the (proposed) "wired router", that should be cheaper.... Does a switch not do NAT whereas a router does do NAT? (NAT = network address translation, to be clear?)
  6. In relation to the below question (but different) is there any reason I can't (or shouldn't) do cable modem -> wired switch router -> { wireless router -> {wireless devices}, gaming computer } ? Where { ... } indicates 2..n devices? Put another way, can I put a wired router connected to two devices, one being a wireless router (Orbi) and the second being a computer? Edited: Changed from wired router to wired switch per suggestion.
  7. I think you should reconsider the overall question. First, what are you attempting to accomplish? Increased security or basic set up? I think in either of these cases, this question is too narrow in scope.
  8. I've been gaming for a few years on wireless. I've had several solutions and they work fine-ish to one degree or another for the games I play (lately, Path of Exile and Diablo 3.) but I've really wanted to get back to harder-core FPS and I've been enjoying Escape from Tarkov. To that end, I really want to get ethernet from my cable modem (top floor) to my gaming room (bottom floor) but opposite sides of the house. I've attempted to do this via holes in the walls but ran into a problem with joists between the floors. (I bought so many tools and drill bits - it's just not viable -
  9. It's when you take your turn and close the game app. When your opponent takes their turn, the game notifies you and you re-open the game to take your turn. In outwitters, you have 4 days to take a turn before you forfeit. Conversely, hearthstone is turn based but you must watch and wait in real time as your opponent takes their turn. This works, of course, for hearthstone but sometimes I don't have 15 - 25 minutes to play out a full game. Async games allow you to play as you have time but against real people instead of AI.
  10. Just looking for recommendations on good iOS games that are turn-based async games. I know of and enjoy outwitters but am on the look out for one or two other particularly good games. Async is when turns are taken as you have time instead of waiting in real time for your opponent to take their turn. More details in thread(s) below....
  11. From a business point of view, I don't see this working quite as well. The idea has been tried before for internet service offerings and other services. The problem with the concept from a business point of view is most would end up being low incoming users such as young kids or money strapped college students. They don't have the disposable incoming to buy a console so why bother spending money to advertise to that audience. The larger disposable incoming audience would be on more traditional platforms and therefore advertising platforms they'd see -- youtube, TV, internet -- is
  12. I would say no.... particularly if you pay for your own power. My understanding is you might make $.50 on a good day. But that requires running said computer for 24 hours. I've concluded, in my own limited view port, that this isn't worth it. On the other-hand, I do participate in Folding@Home (when my computer is idle - not 24/7) as I think it's a worthy cause....
  13. Sorry, I didn't see it mentioned. Apologize but sometimes folks miss obvious things and unless they are asked it goes assumed and thus solved much later than otherwise.
  14. Not sure it's been mentioned but did you remove the sheet of plastic that is on the water block?