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Mobile Router with automatic APN setting

I am looking for a Mobile Router Hotspot. Something similar to like a Netgear Nightawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100) that is not branded by a carrier like Verizon or ATT or others. Something I can ...
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High-density IoT solution

The environment: Industrial warehouse. 200 custom Arduino ESP32. Router: ASUS RT-AC68U. Access point: Ruckus 9U1-R510-WW00 Issue: High reconnection rate for the Arduino devices. Initially, we only ...
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Device that allows me to make a Wifi Hotspot while connected to Wifi

I have following issue, I have only access to a wifi hotspot with two devices, where I have to log in. If I try to log in with a third device, the log in fails. My goal is to use one device, that ...
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Which home/small business routers allow to define exceptions in QoS?

I have this configuration: [home network] -> [router] -> [ISP router] -> (Internet) |-> private sites in 10.0.0.0/8 network ISP route private ...
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Device to stream video from NAS (SMB network share) to TV?

I have lots of video files stored on my network-attached drive. All the computers in my network can access this drive and the videos on it. Currently this is achieved through Samba (each folder on the ...
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Indicate an external state to a router

Is there some "light switch" or anything else what can indicate its state to a router. In more detail: I am searching for a simple Wi-Fi or Ethernet device, presence of which in the network ...
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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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I'm looking for a 1080p good quality camera which I can also use as a “webcam” and which has a lense with a manual focus

I'm interested in getting a real camera which also works as a webcam (i.e. which I can connect to my computer through USB or Network for things like a Zoom or Skype call). The camera should have: ...
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Cheap AVB (audio) setup

I am looking for some relatively cheap AVB talkers (approx 50-200 EUR; if that's not possible what is my cheapest option?). Most importantly talkers should have digital input(s) like S/PDIF or TOSLINK....
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Cat6A Runs in Hot Attic

I would like to make some significant upgrades to my home network which, right now, is comprised of a cable modem, wireless router, and a few wireless devices in various rooms. But wireless is nowhere ...
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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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Want recommendations for new Laser Color Printer for Ubuntu 18.04+

My current printer is an HP Color LaserJet 2550L. It has worked great for a long time, but now it decided to not print at all anymore. I'm not too sure why that would be but I have been having more ...
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NAS recommendation for the following needs

I am looking for a NAS that would accommodate the following things, some are essential, some are optional, here they are: It should hold 4 or 5 disks (this depends of the answer to the question I ...
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Network Point Tester

Would someone be able to recommend a reliable tool that I could use in order to test if a network point is live please? I need something that's very easy to use. Preferable something hand-held, that ...
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Accessing a vga connector vian 10baseT network [closed]

I have an old PC, I want to use it to display some graphics on a remote display. The PC only has a vga connector on it, the display has either a vga or a dvi connector. The only network have is a ...
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One wired computer on a room far from the wireless router

I have a desktop computer on my home office room that is far from the internet router. This computer has a network cable to the router so it has internet connection. But when I'm on this room, my ...
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Looking for a ADSL/VDSL Router that support bandwidth controlling

First of all I don't know much about networking. So I will try to elaborate my question as much as I can. I have a limited broadband connection with 21 mbps of download speed. There are 4 devices ...
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5G broadband M.2 module for an individual

5G being still new, I failed to find a module with an M.2 connector. Or rather one compatible with Europeean frequencies and readily available for individuals despite phones in that case already ...
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USB LAN/RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter which also serves as a USB 3.0 Hub

My laptop only has WiFi 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 became ...
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Looking for a network switch with multi network management capabilities, load balancing and web management

This is my first post in this forum, I posted this in another stackexchange forum and was redirected here. I am looking for a network switch that provides a few features: 1 - Manage multiple network ...
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16-port 19" rackmount PoE Switch with low noise

I'm looking for a switch with at least 12-16 ports, Gigabit that supports Power over Ethernet on at least 4 of it's ports that can be rack-mounted (19") and it ideally is fanless or has very low noise....
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Transmitting an NIC to NIC Ethernet connection wirelessly 30-50ft

I work with a non-profit that has an Optec digital sign about 30 feet in front of the building. Our wireless transmitter(Outdoor Bridge?) has corroded beyond repair. After months of struggling for ...
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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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Wireless Router allows VPN routing per host/domain/ip

My current router (ASUS RT-AC658U) I'm quite happy with, however I want to configure it to direct most traffic through a VPN. It does support configuring a VPN connection on the router, but in an "all ...
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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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Connecting 2 APs using PoE compatibility concerns [closed]

I would like to set up 2 access points that would be creating WiFi network for me. My preference was to buy MikroTik hAP ac lite TC (RB952Ui-5ac2nD-TC) with MikroTik mAP (RBmAP2nD). The 1st one would ...
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Questions about extending wifi to outside [closed]

My employer wants wifi on three sides of the building outside. First question: Would I be able to chain 2-3 routers with one modem plug and an Ethernet splitter? As long as the signals don't overlap ...
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Looking for solution for gaming via remote desktop

So I have a TV in my room I'd like to able to use to remotely connect to my gaming PC from, but I am trying to find a solution for this that wont cost much. For context, I have the TV and PS4 in my ...
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What router is best in price to 'convert' 5GHz signal into 2.4GHz as of March 2019 under $50

I have some hardware that runs horribly on 5GHz, so I need to 'force' a 2.4GHz. But we will be using hotspots that are 5GHz, so we need a router to 'convert' this from 5GHz to 2.4GHz. So we will ...
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Unmanaged vs managed network switch? [closed]

I am upgrading an 8 port, unmanaged network switch (3com 3CGSU08) for a lab because I need more ports and 10 Gbe connections. I am not a networking engineer by profession and this is the first time I ...
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Decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches?

Are there any decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches? Any 5-port ones under $100? I'm mostly asking out of curiosity, so this isn't an XY problem.
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Cheap and flexible switch with MACSec / NIC with MACSec support

I am looking for MACSec hardware for an academic project (layer 2 encryption). The main requirements are simplicity and a flexible key exchange configuration (however, it is not yet specified how the ...
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Networking hardware that allows configuration of IP for each port

I regularly need to test our hardware products. Usually that consists of having ~50 devices sitting on a bench for some time from 1 day to 14 days. Often we have a wifi connection to the device, so we ...
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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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Multi-WAN gigabit Router

(Yes, I’ve seen this question which is very similar, however my specs include the word gigabit. Also the only current answer to that question was written by someone that didn’t understand the meaning ...
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Router that can support multiple wired and wireless networks/vlans

I'm looking to massively upgrade my home infrastructure. I have multiple wired and wireless devices - desktop computers, laptops, servers, tablets, phones, assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc), ...
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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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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

Looking for the simplest possible cell-phone with following features: physical keypad (like the old phones before the iPhone era) simple phone-book - like old Nokia phones and like... allows phone ...
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Cheap router (dual-band, 802.11ac) for home network

My budget - 40€ I want a cheap router for my home. It has to be dual-band (2.4Ghz/5Ghz), norm 802.11ac and capable of handling 16 users simultaneously. I will use this router as a bridge because I ...
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Looking for dual-wan wifi router

I'm looking for the dual wan wifi router. The price is supposed to be ~100$. I'm using Asus RT-AC66U, but I'm somehow unlucky with Asus routers as the first one was just loosing wifi connectivity and ...
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COTS router as both wireless client and access point and separate SSIDs

I am searching for a commercial off the shelf device, or list of devices, or general name of the appliance, that perform(s) the following: Has at least two radios that can be configured such that one ...
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Ethernet to wifi converter?

I have a wired ethernet network connection and want to broadcast it as wifi. Does anyone know if there are any fairly cheap (<£50) ethernet to wifi converter? Something like http://www....
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Reliable computer for live streaming video to youtube 24/7

I have a live stream running that sends a 1080p video stream to Youtube. It receives the data from a camera in the network, converts the stream (using ffmpeg) and uploads it to the Youtube channel. ...
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Netgear XR500 vs ASUS ROG AC5300: Which is the better option with my configuration?

After agonizing for days and being an irritant all over Stack Exchange trying to sort out my networking woes, I've narrowed down my current purchase needs to fit one of two routers. One is the ...
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SYNOLOGY DS718+ NAS disk as shared folder for 30 people

In our office we use as a shared folder (we are 30 users). This older exists in a local server Windows Server 2008 R2. The problem is that the free disk space of our server is getting very low, so I ...
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Setting up home wireless network

I'm trying to set up wireless network at my home. I've been given a router Zyxel Keentic Extra for my birthday as I didn't have any. It looks like this router isn't enough to cover all my flat. It has ...
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Choosing module SIM for pushing data form car-mounted microcontroller to remote server

Assume that I have a box attached into a car and its function is receiving sensors data (GPS, temperature, speed) and push these data onto a remote sever through 2G/3G. Because I need this system be ...
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Access point for small business hotspot

I'd like to create a free hotspot wifi in my cafè to get email/phone number (previous agreement of the user) from my clients. In other words, I want an access point with costumizable captive portal. I ...
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Such a thing as a “subtitle screen”?

We have an auditorium used for classes. The classes are given in English. We have several international students who speak English, but have trouble keeping up with the pace of a lecture in English. ...
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Router supporting hierarchical prefix delegation

What options do I have if I need a router which can Run a DHCPv6 client on its WAN port to request a delegated prefix (in the range /48 to /60). Run a DHCPv6 server on the LAN and hand out subnets of ...