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xDSL transparent bridge over lower quality line

Looking for devices to bridge (transparent) two sites cca 200 m distance over 1 pair (or 2) of telephone cable. Cannot replace the cable, it is underground. Tried this, but does not work: https://...
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Upgrading router in 2024

I'm a little out of the loop on the state of WiFi these days so looking for a bit of advice about a possible upgrade. We have BT cable in the house currently (can't switch providers at present), and ...
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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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Attempting to utilize multiple Internet sources to local home network

I live in an area without any high speed internet access. Currently I am using a cell phone hotspot connected through a wireless to wired bridge to my home wired/wireless networks (the cell service ...
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Is there any wireless technology I can use off-grid?

I need to send some sensor data from a kit car to pit garage. Normally I would use 4G to send the data over the internet but the place where the vehicle will race does not have reception of any kind. ...
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Are there any outdoor WiFi bridge and access points in one device?

I’m looking to add an outdoor WiFi setup to my home with three goals in mind: Provide an outdoor access point for phones outside around the home. Create a WiFi bridge to a shed 200ft away. There are ...
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WiFi to Bluetooth Streaming

I'm looking for a solution for the following scenario. I don't know whether or not there's such a device available, but for the sake of convenience, I'll call the requested solution a "device&...
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USB-C network switch

I'm planning to build a Linux computing cluster (I already have 4 PCs more or less ready for the job) and I was wondering if there are any network switches which use USB-C cables instead of fiber/...
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External hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB which can be connected to **two or more** operating computers simultaneously

I need a recommendation over an external hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB, which can be connected into two or more operating computers simultaneously. Computer A copy-pastes files with hard drive and ...
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Why are ethernet connections disappearing from new laptops?

When looking to purchase a laptop, I am finding it difficult to find one with the specification I prefer and an ethernet connection. When, for example, uploading a pre-built website to a hosting ...
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Need a recommendation for a router - available in europe

Need recommendations valid for Europe, 2023 Please help me find a router available in 2023 in the European market. Summary I am building my home infrastructure with Cat6A and switches. My use case ...
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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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Diesel generator with ethernet connection

I wonder if there is any diesel generator that has Ethernet (or any network) connection so that it can be monitored and turned on and off remotely? Or is there any system that can provide such ...
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Layer 3 POE+ Network Switch Advice

G'day all, I'm currently in the process of designing a network for a fully accessible smart-home for disability. It's quite a complex setup and where I'm getting a bit stuck is finding a suitable ...
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Looking for Routers with long-term updates

The concern of my question is about router security via updates. I used to have various Modem/Routers (eg. Belkin, TpLink, etc.) over the years to connect to my ISPs. All followed the same pattern: ...
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HW for Home WiFi Network

I have a wired network already and I would like to add a home wifi network. For full coverage I need more than one access point. I have two requirements for the wifi network: a) seamless roaming ...
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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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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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Network drive taht does simply connect via IP

If wrong forum or question too specific I apologize in advance. In my time I have made use of different network drives, which only purpose is to share files between computers in my household. I have ...
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Low cost 4-8 port 2.5 GBe switch

I'm currently specing out my home network, and while going 'full' 10GBe capable is tempting, my options for upgrades are limited. I'm looking at a Unifi Switch Flex XG . 2.5GBe is broadly supported ...
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Ethernet card with gigabit and 10GbE ports?

I swear I have seen such a card before but it's proving impossible to Google :( I believe it had two gigabit ports and a 10GbE.
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Cable Box and computer sharing TV?

I'm setting up a system in my house whereby a thin client computer and our cable box share the TV. Plan is to be able to watch either cable TV or something from our very large media collection stored ...
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What technology is useful for internet access when storms bring down Cable and FIOS?

I live in an area where storms often knock down fiber and cablemodem lines. What solutions exist for mission-critical internet connectivity? I don't need it to be very fast (in those emergency times, ...
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Minimum effort satellite dish WiFi antenna

I've recently moved into a cabin which is about 100 feet from a standard WiFi router. My computer's antenna is good enough to get signal from the router but an antenna would improve the reliability of ...
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Can you recommend a router for home office?

I need a router that can do more than just standard Virgin Media hub. It will be mainly used for SOHO so that some working from home (WFH) and evening gaming sessions can be run by children while we ...
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Looking for a proxy device

My cousin has internet at home and he did agree to give me a proxy for browsing internet. He can use a proxy server program (like CCProxy or AnalogX) on his Windows PC but I wonder if there is any ...
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I need a switch with 8 ports and the ability to configure the ports as Hybrid and setup VLANs

First and foremost - this is not for a normal network. This is in a product/lab environment that happens to use ethernet. I currently have a HP 1910 switch that I configured exactly like I want, and ...
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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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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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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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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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