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Alex Atkin UK

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    Ryzen 9 5950X
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    ASUS X570-F GAMING
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    32GB DDR4 3200
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    RTX 2080 @ 1920Mhz
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    2TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus + 2TB Intel 660p + 4TB Seagate HDD
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    Windows 10 Home / Fedora Linux
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    ASUS ROG Strix GL703GS

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  1. The video decoders in TVs do not always handle high bitrate content. I know even when my TV claimed it did, it wouldn't work with Bluray rips. After various different devices, I finally found the NVIDIA ShieldTV to be the ONLY device that could handle high bitrate.
  2. If either device is connected over WiFi it could easily be overloading the router. A lot of routers aren't really powerful enough to handle WiFi at full speed and once their CPU gets maxed out it can cause the issues you describe, as there is nothing left to service the actual routing. Of course if it goes offline and takes a while to come back AFTER the file transfer is finished, the router could be buggy and outright crashing/rebooting.
  3. I had to stop using 2.4Ghz for PtP because the number of WiFi networks nearby interfering caused very low speeds. Outdoors you can end up competing with other houses networks over a very large area. @Ashvin Srinivasan Ideally you'd use 5Ghz or even 60Ghz and have the transmitters above the houses rather than trying to brute force through them. I mean it might work, but its a gamble.
  4. But can you even run a router OS on the Android box? How will you add additional network adapters?
  5. I really don't see how an Android box makes sense. Its basically similar hardware to a consumer router but without the benefits of how their hardware is designed to be a router. Though I can't comment on the specific product as that link just asks me to login.
  6. Glad this helped, its a solution that is not often suggested, presumably as setting up VLANs can seem daunting at first.
  7. Ironically I've had less problems with cheap flat cables than cheap normal cables. Go figure.
  8. True, but for example on early routers they often wouldn't have a Switch or WiFi, just multiple NICs hardwired into the SoC. So they were pretty much a single SoC doing everything. But as things have gotten more complex the lines have blurred so even SOHO switches are starting to get actual routing capabilities and WiFi is less and less fixed-function so that standards can be partly upgraded in software. (eg WPA3) Its gotten to the point where the lines are so blurred there, OpenWRT are starting to support switches.
  9. Plus it takes really long lengths to matter. For example even PoE and/or 10Gbit can run over cheap flat cables if you're only going 10m or so.
  10. People often overlook that a LOT of cards, such as WiFi, effectively have their own SoC. Were well into a time where its not just "a computer" any more, its multiple computers all working together. Ironically audio went the other direction, sound cards became dumber because its easier to do all the mixing in software on the CPU. Its why you can actually find sound quality differs between Windows and Linux. (Linux used to sound better to me, I don't think you can really tell the difference these days though)
  11. If you're going ARM anyway, then wouldn't a consumer router make more sense? You have the advantage of WiFi and a built-in switch that way. I've not been fond of going RPi as you're limited to one ethernet port and would need a smart-managed switch to get the same functionality as a consumer router. (I don't like USB ethernet adapters as any additional latency however small is not great IMO)
  12. Literally any based on the Intel AX200 or AX210 should be comparable to each other. The only thing that can vary are the antenna (and a few might not have the USB header to enable Bluetooth), where personally I prefer ones on pigtails so you can move them from behind the PC for better reception.
  13. I'd say almost certainly no, the cable will be owned by the provider and a single continuous piece all the way back to their aggregation node. I don't think most people have a fusion splicer in their garage anyway. Heck, if its a PON you could take down all your neighbours messing with it or blind yourself looking at the laser. Ideally you shouldn't even unplug it from your ONT/router.
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