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Alex Atkin UK

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  1. I'm 99.9% sure I read that the password is one-way encrypted with data from the Access Point during negotiation so the AP never sees the password itself and can't reverse engineer it. I was looking into this to try and catch someone who knew my old password and give them a fake website if they tried to connect, but the client and AP literally cannot talk to each other with the wrong password due to how the cyphers work. Honestly it makes sense, there would be zero security if all you needed to do to steal someones password was to setup a fake SSID in range of them and wait for the
  2. The answer to that is maybe. If you ensure the faster RAM is clocked down to the speed of the slower RAM, but this can get complicated as you'll also want the timings to match and its possible to run into a situation where the faster RAM has different timings to the slower RAM, or vice versa. Generally its not recommended but if you have the sticks anyway it can't hurt to try. The voltages may also need to match, I''ve never heard anyone mixing RAM with different voltages so have no idea how the BIOS would handle that.
  3. They'll all be balancers because aggregating requires support at the ISP end or at least a server on the Internet that can aggregate all the connections. Balancing will still increase your speed for multi-threaded downloads (eg games launchers and even driver updates via GeForce Experience) but can't increase your upload. I'm also not aware of any device which does this which is portable, as you need a modem for each cellular network you plan to use. (and you must use different networks as the speed limitation is usually based on the bandwidth available on the cell tower, not based on I
  4. Surely only one of them has antennas plugged in, or did you add extras for the AX210? I must say seeing your result there, I'm decidedly unimpressed with my nanoHD now. Its just gotten slower over time and I can't figure out why.
  5. I suppose it might be cheaper than making good lenses. Because its half the panel makeup, half how the lens itself blurs the image that reduces SDE. For example PSVR works remarkably well considering its resolution. Ultimately I don't see how making the image more blurry is going to feel better, like 4K TVs what makes things feel seamless is the resolution and frame rate. Forza Horizon 4 feels better at 120fps, but it looks more realistic at 4K. You really need the combination of resolution and frame rate and VR even moreso. (except you also have field of view there too)
  6. But it will have reduced chroma sampling which would suck. You need DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 to get a good result I believe.
  7. It really depends on how you are connecting your monitors and if they are high refresh rate. Pretty much anything over the last three generations, maybe longer, should be able to push 4K 60Hz over DisplayPort, but will need to be more specific if you use HDMI.
  8. Have you compared the performance between the AX200 and AX210? First impressions for me is it seems slightly faster, although I'm still on a WiFi 5 network as waiting on WiFi 6e Access Points to upgrade.
  9. We naturally mostly end up playing US racing games, I even played Test Drive Unlimited 2 a lot using a wheel while taking my driving lessons which surprisingly did seem to help get used to the feel, even if it wasnt realistic. But at no point did it make me feel like driving on the wrong side of the road. With all the road markings and other traffic, it firmly sets it straight in your head. I think I'd have a hard time driving in the US, not because of the side of the road, but because some of the roads have insane layouts, huge numbers of lanes and its just way more complica
  10. Yeah I don't get it, I live in the UK and have no issues playing US based open world driving games because honestly it doesn't usually matter. In Forza you earn points for wrecking all the dry stone walls and street furniture anyway.
  11. But you'd have to reverse the controls too, all the road signs would be backwards, sounds like a lot of hassle.
  12. As great as that sounds, its not how they work. When a surge occurs they simply shunt that surge down the earth pin. That may trip any GFCI/RCD protecting your circuit at the fuse box but its not by design. I did actually have a surge protector years ago with a built-in RCD and it was a nightmare as it was stupidly sensitive. It would shut off the power when we turned the cooker fan on. A UPS on the other hand will do much of the same as a surge protector but also can rectify under or over voltages and switch over to battery if the power is wildly out of specification.
  13. I've never seen a surge protector with automatic shut off as surge protection is passive components, no logic involved. Sounds more like you need a UPS.
  14. I'm surprised you didn't find the answer to this while researching how to setup mining, considering hardcore miners all use many GPUs hooked up to a single PC. There are even M.2 to PCIe adapters so you can use every last PCIe connection to stick a GPU on it.
  15. The cards aren't expensive these days, but its not going to compare to how cheap switches are.
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