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Falcon1986

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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from GhostRoadieBL in Router/WiFi Extender/Mesh Wifi   
    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 bandwith. That falls to about 2 non-overlapping signals if you choose to use 40MHz bandwidth, which should never occur if you’re in a crowded WiFi neighbourhood. There is less chance of overlap on the 5GHz frequency because there are much more channels and wider bandwidths to use. It doesn’t mean that overlap can’t happen; you still have to analyze the spectrum to make sure.
  2. Informative
    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Rocketdog2112 in Do WIFI routers die a slow death?   
    @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 the router itself. For example, more people have WiFi these days so you’re more likely to have wireless interference from that alone. You might have added things to your home that can contribute to EMI such as other electronics, especially those that depend on wireless transmission (e.g. cordless phones, Bluetooth, etc.) . While you’re lucky to still get some signal to that Faraday cage of a metal shop 100 yards away, not all WiFi clients have the same antennae to get the same reception; you’re not just fighting signal attenuation from distance alone (WiFi strength decreases with distance), but also from several metal walls/objects in the way.
     
    Then there is the human factor which many people don’t realize. Manufacturers make improvements to hardware as technology improves and this results in bettter-performing/faster devices. The iPhone of today is much better than that of 10 years ago, but 10 years ago your 10-year-younger-self would have thought it was fast. If you were to resurrect that phone from 10 years ago now and try to use it, it would feel horribly slow. What has happened is that you have adapted to expect more speed. The same happens with wireless technology. In this case your wireless router has remained constant, but you have probably used other wireless sources of newer generations that feel much faster compared to your own.
     
    The cause is multifactorial. Unfortunately, all these factors can play at the same time and compound the problem even more. As a result, there is no single solution to the problem. Getting a newer wireless router might help, but you also have to re-think what to expect from WiFi and how to optimize your setup for the best experience.
  3. Agree
    Falcon1986 reacted to AaronThomas in Is this fibre cable toast?   
    The only way to be sure one way or the other is to plug it into a tester. But likely yes, it is. Better question though, after going to all that effort to get a fiber network setup going, would you really want to risk leaving that cable in place even if it did test good?
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from GhostRoadieBL in Router/WiFi Extender/Mesh Wifi   
    I understand what you're facing because I too live in a region of the world where the house construction is similar. But that's why I chose to run cables within cable conduit that doubles as decorative molding along the wall/ceiling edge.
     
    I still did a bit of drilling myself through concrete and wood but that wasn't difficult.
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    Falcon1986 reacted to Alex Atkin UK in Recommended product for wifi extension?   
    Do bear in mind that using a WiFi extender without a dedicated backhaul network (how mesh kits work), you might end up with WORSE performance than you have now.  This is why physically wiring it is highly recommended.
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    Falcon1986 reacted to andarhan in How to plug a second Router to the Main Router?   
    Thanks from the newly set-up Wi-Fi 6. Very appriciated.
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from andarhan in How to plug a second Router to the Main Router?   
    If all you need is to upgrade the WiFi, why not just get a wireless access point?
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from andarhan in How to plug a second Router to the Main Router?   
    You should be able to.
     
    I'd also recommend you assign it a static LAN IP within your subnet, but outside of the DHCP pool.
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Lurick in How to plug a second Router to the Main Router?   
    If all you need is to upgrade the WiFi, why not just get a wireless access point?
  10. Informative
    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Munsense in Help me diagnose why my router intermittently shits itself.   
    It's a personal preference. Some people don't execute a hard reset properly. At least through the web interface you're giving the OS a direct instruction that shouldn't be interfered by other background commands.
  11. Informative
    Falcon1986 reacted to Blue4130 in How long can ethernet wire be?   
    Here are some pointless comparisons....
    90m is equal to
    6.5 city buses
    3 blue whales
    45 Michael Jordans (the basketball player, not the actor - that would be 50)
    473 unsharpened pencils
    1125 m.2 ssd's (the standard 2280 size)
     
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    There is no real point to this post, just some morning levity.
  12. Informative
    Falcon1986 reacted to Lurick in My friend is DDOS atacking me   
    Depends on the amount of traffic and type of attack. If you're talking about 100Mbps or something it won't even show as a blip.
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Matt1632 in Home network   
    Home network =/= apartment network
     
    Several questions:
    Are you a small ISP or just trying to re-sell/distribute a single internet connection? Do you have permission from the ISP to do this? Some ISPs will not allow this on their home packages. Are all of these apartment units on the same level? Do you have the ability to run ethernet to all units? At the end of the day, do you require bandwidth controll? 26 users accessing a 100Mbps connection at the same time (and you’re hoping that they don’t use more than 1 device per person) is just under 4Mbps per link... not very much. Imagine if only 5 of these people decide to access Netflix at the same time. What is your budget? You’ll need a solid firewall device (look into pfSense), and the ability to place each apartment on it’s own VLAN (or create isolated networks) to ensure privacy, so a managed switch with enough ports will be necessary. You can then run gigabit ethernet from the switch to each apartment unit.
  14. Agree
    Falcon1986 reacted to Lurick in how to choose a good cat 6 cable ?   
    Yah, I tend to stick with Monoprice or Cable Matters for all my cables, never had an issue.
  15. Agree
    Falcon1986 reacted to Aragorn- in Thin client converted to a router   
    personally, i use a specific standalone access point (Ubiquiti Unifi AC-Lite) and leave the router doing routery things.
     
    Also means the AP's can be positioned in sensible place relative to the house/users, and the router can live in the boiler room out the way.
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Sir Asvald in Home network   
    Home network =/= apartment network
     
    Several questions:
    Are you a small ISP or just trying to re-sell/distribute a single internet connection? Do you have permission from the ISP to do this? Some ISPs will not allow this on their home packages. Are all of these apartment units on the same level? Do you have the ability to run ethernet to all units? At the end of the day, do you require bandwidth controll? 26 users accessing a 100Mbps connection at the same time (and you’re hoping that they don’t use more than 1 device per person) is just under 4Mbps per link... not very much. Imagine if only 5 of these people decide to access Netflix at the same time. What is your budget? You’ll need a solid firewall device (look into pfSense), and the ability to place each apartment on it’s own VLAN (or create isolated networks) to ensure privacy, so a managed switch with enough ports will be necessary. You can then run gigabit ethernet from the switch to each apartment unit.
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    Falcon1986 got a reaction from 1ppOverheat in Every time I play a game online my PC's internet goes off?   
    Other things to try:
    If you have the MSI Dragon Center installed, temporarily turn of the Gaming LAN Manager. Remove the old LAN driver and install the latest version from Intel for the I219-V.
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    Falcon1986 reacted to Alex Atkin UK in LTE Internet at home?   
    Yes stability means a lot.  I had LTE as a backup and on a really really good day it did 100Mbit, on a bad day it did 2Mbit.  No point it being faster if when you actually want to use it, its slower than DSL would be.
     
    I still have LTE as a backup with a different provider and closer tower (peaks at 120Mbit and reasonably consistent so far), but I'd never have it as a primary connection unless there was no other choice.
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    Falcon1986 reacted to The_russian in LTE Internet at home?   
    To add to @Eigenvektor's list of questions you should be asking:
    Is the speed constant or do you get throttled after a certain amount of data used?  What other ISP options are available in your area? There are sites where you can enter your address and it will show what options you have.
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    Falcon1986 reacted to Eigenvektor in LTE Internet at home?   
    No experience, but some questions you should probably be asking:
    Is there a data cap and how high is it? Is it cheaper "forever" or is there a limit (e.g. 1 year), before prices increase? If possible, get a written offer for both, before accepting anything or signing contracts. Make sure to read everything, especially all of the tiny footnotes(1).
     
    Also keep in mind that LTE, just like Wi-Fi, is subject to interference. The more people in your area use it, the more bandwidth will suffer. Bandwidth in contracts is always "up to".
  21. Informative
    Falcon1986 got a reaction from metaleggman in Need help finding a new router   
    The RT-AC59U looks good from a few of the reviews that I've seen. Looks like a model unique to Europe and Asia. It should be able to provide what the OP needs for a small apartment.
  22. Informative
    Falcon1986 got a reaction from Catsrules in Network Security   
    Well, you already have a UDM-Pro, which has a built-in intrusion detection and prevention system through the UniFi Controller. It’s not the most comprehensive of IDS/IPS, but it’s something that can be activated with what you have.
     
    I’ve heard about Suricata under pfSense, which you can also check out. Of course, you’ll need hardware to run pfSense in the first place for this to happen though.
     
    What kind of network is this? Doesn’t sound like a home environment. Keep in mind that malicious activity can be initiated by compromised software that is intentionally/unintentionally downloaded. Also, are you sure there isn’t any legitamate use of remote PC control software when you observe these strange activities? And why is your network such an attractive target?
  23. Agree
    Falcon1986 reacted to Alex Atkin UK in Why is this happening?   
    That explains a lot, it only supports 2.4Ghz and SISO (I think) thus the 150Mbit claim.  Its extremely outdated and not surprised you are struggling at the speeds you are.
  24. Agree
    Falcon1986 reacted to Alex Atkin UK in Why is this happening?   
    Neither adapter are great but that second is considerably newer technology and supports 5Ghz which if you are connecting on that frequency would explain the difference.

    Do you know what make and model your router is?
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    Falcon1986 reacted to willies leg in Getting ethernet to the other side of my house   
    Just run a copper ethernet, cat6 can go 100 meters.
    Fibre is overkill, way too fragile. It's glass. Glass breaks. In fact, watching Linus run that glass in his office made me cringe, not only was he forcing it into those small cracks he was bending it way too much. Gotta keep a minimum radius at all times. Can't run it around a corner like he did.
     
    Oh, and when you run the cable in the conduit, run an extra string and leave it there so you can pull something else if you need.
     
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