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    DogKnight reacted to ChernobilChuck in Need Help, I want a new router, but can't because of the way it comes into my home?   
    Sounds cool, i think i will try it with my old router which is 300mbit/s on wifi(still a lot more than this 30mbit/s) and if it works fine i will probably buy a decent router.
    Thanks a lot for the help.
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    DogKnight got a reaction from The Flash in Nighthawk R8500 or XR500   
    The XR500 will be good if you will benefit from the NetDumo OS for the gaming features.
    I went with the R8500 mainly because it offers two ports for port aggregation. Had it in place for a couple of weeks now. Great speed and coverage. I am also more familiar with the regular Netgear config screens so I knew it would have the functionality I needed. 
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    DogKnight reacted to Adria in MSI x99a GODLIKE: PCI-E Lanes help   
    Thank you guys for your answer. I think I'm going to buy a bigger M.2 and remove the 2nd one on the pcie slot. I saw that the new x299 chipset can handle more lanes and it would solve all my problems (maybe I'll upgrade the next year).
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    DogKnight got a reaction from Adria in MSI x99a GODLIKE: PCI-E Lanes help   
    Some motherboards are setup in such a way that if certain ports are used, others are disabled. 
    Usually this is documented in the motherboard manual.
    I had the case where if I was using the SATA Express connector on my board, a couple of my SATA ports would be disabled. 
    Also learnt the hard way that the m2 on my motherboard was only a x2 slot. Easily fixed with a PCIE adapter card though. 
    Definitely worth reading through the motherboard manual to see if there is any unusual disconnects like this or whether there is a recommended device layout. 
    DeezNoNos suggestion was valid if you had built in thunderbolt ports for example as they will usually use up PCIE lanes. 
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    DogKnight got a reaction from KingCollins in Best home Firewall OS?   
    An alternative to look into would be some Sophos solutions. These are license limited versions of their corporate solutions; but free for use. E.g. maximum of 50 IP's. So may do the trick. 
    Sophos UTM Home Edition - https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-utm-home-edition.aspx
    Sophos XG Firewall Home Edition - https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-xg-firewall-home-edition.aspx
    The UTM also has a VPN client in it.
    If you go ahead with it im interested to hear what you think.
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    DogKnight got a reaction from Benjamin_ONeal in I need a cheap home server   
    As above. https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Network-Storage-(NAS)/1-4-Bays/61025-DS216se
    A good recommendation given budget constraints. Synology OS is really easy to use. It'll handle DLNA for you and has tools for remote access. 
    Going to be simpler and more efficient than trying to build your own. 
    I have a Synology 416j which I picked up to throw some old HDD's in and to play around with. Their cheapest 4 bay from memory, but it's not doing anything serious. Handles media streaming fine.
    I also have a Netgear ReadyNAS 314 the same as @Cyanara. It's a great device and works really well for a number of different tasks. And last week I only just realised (after a year of ownership), that it does NIC bonding as well. 
    I do have an ancient Netgear Stora NAS. It's usually switched off these days as it is just so damn slow. But modders have done some fun things with this one if you can be bothered. 
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    DogKnight got a reaction from done12many2 in X299 Mobo Recommendations   
    I just finished a build with a 7820x. Went for the Gigabyte X299 Auros Ultra Gaming. Was at a decent price point and had the features I needed.