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SIM card adapter for A/B/N/AC card slot

So, I want to have my laptop (HP Pavillion model 15-bc401la) take a SIM card, for that purpose I want to swap out its wifi card (Realtek RTL8822BE) for an adapter: Unfortunately I haven't had luck ...
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Slow Wifi Adapter in Laptop [closed]

Hopefully this is the correct place to ask this question. I have been struggling with a slow connection on mt Asus VivoBook since I got it a few months ago. I have checked the drivers etc, and they ...
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Different PCIe spec on server compared to desktop?

Is there a different PCIe spec for server motherboards compared to desktops? I recently purchased a PCIe gigabit networking card (Cisoc Dual Port 1GB Rj-45 Network Ethernet Server Card Broadcom ...
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When purchasing a new laptop, which Wi-Fi standards are recommended for a college student that will be paid for by a frugal parent?

When purchasing a new laptop, which Wi-Fi standards are recommended for a college student that will be paid for by a frugal parent? 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac 802.11ax
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Serve a limited local WiFi network over USB

I have an industrial PC that I want to have communicate with a remote device (say, a tablet) through a web page. The PC itself may or may not be connected to the Internet. Is there a device which can ...
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USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that Supports ALTQ (for pfSense)

Does there exist a USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that supports ALTQ? I need ALTQ to facilitate traffic shaping in pfSense. Unnecessary details are here.
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A 10Gig NIC card

I'm from India. Please recommend: a 10Gig NIC card, or a website that can be used to find info about this. Specification/Requirements: Supported speeds: 10Gig To be used for PCIe x1 Lane Copper, so ...
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RJ45 crimp connectors for 32 AWG flat cat6 ethernet cable (EU)

Anybody any idea where I can get said RJ45 connectors in the EU, that will ship to Ireland? Seems to be very rare. The dog ate my cable, so I need to crimp it again. Googling, I could find some ...
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Are direct attach fibre NICs compatible with 10GBASE-SR/SW 400m multimode fiber cabling?

I have around 100 Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL transceivers I need test so I'm looking for a pair of PCIE 8x cards. I see a lot of DA cards (example: Intel 94F2046 X520-DA2) for sale on ebay but I'm not ...
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What is best a wireless router with 8 ports or a dedicated 8 port router/switch for home use?

I am in the process of buying a new home and every room (Study, Living Room, Game room and all 4 bed rooms) have hard lined ethernet ports. The gang of wires are located in the Master bedroom closet ...
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MIPS or ARM board with 2+ network interfaces

I am looking for a single board computer (like raspberry or odroid) with 2+ ethernet ports, on board. Either MIPS or ARM is ok, and should be able to run linux. Any recommendation is appreciated. P.S, ...
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Is there no simple Wifi to ethernet rj45 adapter?

The situation I want to connect a device to my home network. The device only have a RJ45 port and doesn't have any usb port. The device isn't far from my Wifi router, but I would prefer not to pass ...
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Downside of a 10Gb PCI vs 10Gb motherboard

I am planning to build a new tower pc. I saw that some premium motherboards offer 10Gb LAN. However, I think it would be cheaper to buy a 1Gb LAN motherboard and a 10Gb LAN PCI card. Is there any ...
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Looking for external NIC (usb to ethernet adapter) that support HW timestamping for PTP

I'm well familiar with NICs that supports HW timestamps for PTP. But I want to work with an external NIC that I can just plug in to my laptop with USB connection (and works with Linux). I was looking ...
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Flat Cat6 RJ45 and boots

I bought a flat cat6 cable a while back, It promptly got chopped into 2 and now I'm left with a 2 half cables. I bought another cable, which is now in use. I do however have 50 meters of cable. I also ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

I have a small mini-PC, running Linux, which I use as a wireless access point and router. It came with a Realtek RTL8191SEvA mini-PCIe wireless card. It works very well under Linux, supporting AP/...
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NIC capable of receiving Corrupt frames

I am working on a project which requires me to capture packets that don't pass the CRC 32 check. I did some digging and came across ethtool utility, using which we can change ethernet device ...
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Is there a bluetooth 5 usb device that works on a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

I need BT5 for my earbuds. I wasn't able to find an appropriate replacement of the internal networking adapter, so, now I'm hoping that somebody has a good experience with a USB BT5 adapter in an ...
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PoE to USB Type-C with both power and network?

I can find all the bits and bobs to cobble together something myself, but it would seem that an all in one unit would be a really handy, and obvious, product. Does anyone know of such a device on the ...
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Is there an adapter to convert my USB internet dongle to Ethernet RJ45 male

I have a USB dongle for the internet. I want to use the internet in LAN RJ45 mode for my application. Instead of buying a costly router (~1500 Rs) for the conversion, can I buy a converter or any ...
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Which USB wifi adapter has best open source driver on Linux (linux-firmware ...) support?

I need a WiFi adapter for my Linux desktop computer. The modern WiFi adapter usually lack the support for Linux platform (don't not need manually installation (include in linux-firmware)), but ...
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need adapter between PCIe device and USB receptacle for Linux

For my Linux laptop, I want high-frequency-band Wi-Fi (around 5GHz) for a USB 2.0 port, but I haven't found an adapter that's Linux-ready out of the box; I've looked. Since recompiling reputedly takes ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I want to upgrade our dlink switch and router to a new system because we are moving to a new office. Security, reliability, remote access friendly (I'd rather be manageable and controllable.), and if ...
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USB LAN/RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter which also serves as a USB 3.0 Hub

My laptop only has no Ethernet connection, but I've been successfully using AX88179 (USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller) for a few years now. Yet as soon as my Internet connection ...
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Asus F555U compatible WiFi card

I want to replace the internal modem in my laptop with a better one because right now I drop out of every network all the time. Currently an Atheros ar5b125 (Half Mini PCI-E) is built in and I was ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

I am in desperate need of a wireless adapter for Kali Linux. I run Kali Linux version 2019.2 on VirtualBox on a MacBook Air. Any recommendations for a wireless adapter I can find (an have it shipped ...
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WiFi to Ethernet bridge that is not an extender or AP

I have a couple of systems that I need to connect to my WiFi that only have access via an Ethernet port. When looking around I see a ton of cheap WiFi extenders/APs that have built in Ethernet ports, ...
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WiFi equipment for Gigabit link

quI'm trying to setup a gigabits wifi: - around 20+ clients, but around 4 require a actual gigabit links. - Clients are in a 15meter range 49 (feet?) I was dealing with a non-pro configuration at the ...
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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

I have some mini pcie wireless cards I want to use with my laptop. I ordered one such device from amazon, but it was a sham, there was litterly no components on the PCB, there is no way I could have ...
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Motherboard + NIC advice for dev/research workstation

I'm looking for hardware configuration pieces of advice. I'm having 2 computers, one hyperconvergent server, and one workstation for which I'm planning the hardware. The workstation will be for dev ...
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SFP GBIC copper Ethernet option for an HP Gigabit Server Adapter

Okay, we found an extra HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Gigabit Server Adapter (468332-B21) at a site and I got it put into an HP Proliant server and it sees it, loaded drivers, etc. I read over the ...
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USB 802.11ac adapter with in-tree Linux driver

I am looking for a Wi-Fi adapter with: 802.11ac, 2.4 and 5GHz bands USB interface, possibly USB 2.0 to avoid the interference associated with USB 3.0 Preferably a small dongle with a standard SMA ...
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Low Latency Packet Capture

I am looking for a solution for capturing live data (TCP and broadcast/multicast over UDP) with little latency impact (e.g. < 50 nanosecond) with timestamping in nano or in some stable clock cycle (...
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Is there a WiFi "bridge" router (or device) that can make a permanent hotspot from a University wireless requires a username and password?

There have been similar questions that seem to offer a WiFi "bridge" solution but I have tried several of these bridge routers and none of them work to "bride" a University WiFi that requires a ...
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Network card for motherboard Pine Row

I need to find a network card that is compatible with the motherboard pine row, this board is in a firewall, the client prefers to buy a network card that has two network outputs and is pci-express, ...
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half mini/mini PCIe to PCIe Adapter

I'm looking for a 1x PCIe Adapter supporting half mini and mini PCIe wireless network card Quality components Transparent (No additional drivers needed etc) 3 antenna connector preferred (2 minimum) ...
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Can one get hardware quotations by hardware features online?

I'm looking for the simplest motherboard with an i7 processor, one RAM slot for 16gb, 10G RDMA NIC, 1 SATA port, a small NVME and power supply. No need for display ports, USB ports , KVM ports, ...
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A single modem/wireless router that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections?

I am looking for a single modem/wireless router (or just a wireless router) that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections? See below for context. My ...
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PCIe v2.0 -> PCIe 3.0 for 10GbE network card? [closed]

I have scenario where I'm plugging an Intel X520-DA2 into an Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha and at each attempt to post, I get a "55" readout on the motherboard LED. When I remove the card the system ...
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Decision on Router for small business(es)

I asked my question over at SuperUser, but was directed here instead. :) I'm currently looking for a new Router for my office, but since I live in Norway there isn't a lot of stores/webstores that ...
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multiple Ethernet cards on one mother board [closed]

I want to do some maths in terms of the max number of Ethernet adapters a motherboard can take for each port to function without any deterioration. As I'm planning to plug in multiple Ethernet cards(e....
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PCI(e?) WiFi card

I'm looking for a possibility to make my desktop WiFi compatible. Currently I'm using a USB-stick that connects to the router, but it's not the best solution as it sometimes loses connection and isn't ...
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

I'm looking for a wifi adapter that ticks the following boxes: Support for Windows 10 (or if not support then at least a driver that actually works on Windows 10) Fits in a PCI slot (not PCIe) Can ...
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USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple virtual LANs

Several unresolved questions have been made in various online forums looking for any options that may exist for a USB to Ethernet adapter that supports multiple VLANs. Past questions have often been ...
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Are there any 802.11ac usb 3.0 adapters working well in Ubuntu?

Is there any WiFi USB adapter that works without any errors with the 802.11ac WiFi standard in the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands with USB 3.0? I have a WiFi adapter (TP-Link Archer T4U), but it gives me ...
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Wi-Fi PCMCIA card that is flush or some sort of adapter(s)

I have a Fujitsu P1620 (CNET Review, 2008) that I want to add the Broadcom Crystal HD (Amazon) board to. That means I have to re/move the mini PCIe Wi-Fi card. The P1620 has a PCMCIA slot, so I've ...
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What WiFi adapter should I use to create a WiFi network?

I would like to create a WiFi access point. I have a dedicated machine running Windows Server 2012 setup for DHCP and firewall. 4 port network card for my local wired network, now I would like to add ...
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Which product will give a better Wi-Fi reception?

My laptop's internal Wi-Fi antenna is horrible. At my school especially, it can only connect half the time, and when it does, rarely actually assigns me an IP address. I'm looking for a USB adapter ...
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Connecting two HP servers

Background: I have a HP DL580 G5 Server with 128GB RAM and 4 Quad Cores but not much local storage just enough for OS and stuff. I also have another HP StorageWorks X1400 G2 Network Storage System ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I am considering Ethernet over power. I presume that there are trade-offs between price and quality versus standard wireless. I would be considering this for an average size UK living room, with ...
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