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About Falcon1986

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  • Birthday September 18

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    Technology, computers, networking, gaming, food
  • Biography
    Was always interested in tech and computers. My first PC build was an AMD socket 939-based system! Yeah, that's old! But was also interested in science so spent a lot of time in school and now I'm a doctor in post-graduate studies to become an Anaesthesiologist/Intensivist. Still like keeping up-to-date with the tech world since ZDTV/TechTV existed.
  • Occupation
    Medical Doctor (AA, BSc, MBBS)


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
  • GPU
    eVGA nVidia GTX 1660 Ti
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core V1
  • Storage
    Sabrent 1TB NVME, Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD, Seagate Firecuda 2TB HDD
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    EVGA 650 GQ 80+ Gold 650W Modular
  • Display(s)
    Dell SE2717H
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock Tf
  • Mouse
    Logitech G300s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
  • Phone
    Google Pixel 2

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  1. So how are you running the UniFi Controller?
  2. Yes, and it should support all the way back to Windows 7. PIA has instructions on their website.
  3. Have you tried using th OpenVPN client instead of the PIA app?
  4. The “sticks” are not as good. And despite you not having those specific models that I linked to in Germany, it’s the concept that matters. After reviewing your Edimax adapter, I see that it has a similar setup, but is just a single physical antenna; not the dual antennae that are provided on more common adapters. Your Edimax adapter is also based on USB 2.0, which would have a theoretical maximum transfer speed of 480Mbps. If this adapter is plugged into an older generation port or is sharing bandwidth with other USB-connected devices on the same controller, then its speed will be
  5. That’s interesting. Does the WiFi signal become stronger when all air ionizers are turned off? How many “routers” do you have installed? Is this for a home or business? I hope you realize that these “routers” shouldn’t all be running in their default configuration if they’re all wired together or on a wired uplink to a central switch. They should be running in AP mode on different non-overlapping channels for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
  6. USB should be the last resort for a WiFi adapter. They’re not the most reliable compared to PCIe/m.2 as they have a higher failure rate. If USB is the best you can do, try to get one where the antennae can be mounted in different positions away from the actual USB port on the PC (like this one or this one). There are more axes for manipulation of the antennae, which can assist with better wireless reception.
  7. Are you connecting to a 4G/LTE cellular network to get internet? If you are, then high ping is a side effect of using cellular networks. Sorry. The only way to fix that is to get an internet connection that is directly wired to the ISP.
  8. I can understand the need for more IPs in dense client environments, but why would you need them to only get leases for less than 5 minutes? Short leases for about an hour in public hotspots or guest WiFi is good enough. Any shorter and your DHCP server is doing a lot of work and you’re probably going to irritate your clients. Then again, a home router wouldn’t be the solution to this problem.
  9. Falcon1986

    Mesh WiFi

    You can give all of your access points the same SSID, as long as you put them on non-overlapping wireless channels. This allows for easy roaming between APs. Well, that makes more sense. It won't technically be a mesh system anymore but you get the benefits of a traditional AP setup.
  10. Falcon1986

    Mesh WiFi

    If you have Cat5e going to all rooms, why not go the simpler and more reliable route of installing APs? You’ll have a wired uplink instead of a wireless backhaul. IoT gadgets don’t usually require more than a 2.4GHz signal anyway and even many smart devices haven’t transitioned to WiFi 6 as yet, so anything above 802.11ac is going to be overkill.
  11. If your internet connection never gets beyond 100Mbps, the limitation at the ethernet ports shouldn’t be a problem. On the other hand, if speeds exceed this, then you’ll be limited to 100Mbps maximum. Also, communication on the LAN alone will be limited by this speed. BTW, I don’t know why devices like this exist. -_-
  12. Setting WiFi channels to auto-select tells the access point to “intelligently” guess which channel to use. Some APs do this well while others don’t. It’s all done in an effort to reduce signal overlap with your neighbours’ WiFi and avoid interference. In crowded wireless zones, when set to auto, the AP will try to use a channel with the lowest signal from your neighbours (i.e. even if there is overlap). By doing this, there should still be less interference. The 2.4GHz frequency is notorius for frequent overlap as the spectrum can only accommodate 3 non-overlapping signals at 20MHz
  13. If replacement of 3.5m of fiber and labour is going to be expensive and your workflow that depends on this fiber connection isn’t critical, then you can do your patch-work and hope it continues to perform as it should. But I can assure you that the manufacturer wouldn’t be able to back up rated performance while the cable is in its current condition. That being said, what you have now might last 5 years before showing signs of degradation rather than 10 years. Fiber uses light for communication, and the direction that light travels can change dramatically if it encounters any littl
  14. @Rocketdog2112 There’s the human factor and the hardware factor. The hardware side is obvious: any electronic that is constantly being used and subject to heat will slowly deteriorate. However, it has never been my experience that there is a gradual loss of function; it either works or doesn’t. Don’t confuse your perceived deterioration of function of the wireless router as primarily due to hardware deterioration. It can be, but there is so much more contributing to this that it is unlikely to be the main cause. Most of the time it is due to other factors extrinsic to t