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Switch with WLAN?

I've looked quite a bit through my local electronics stores but nobody could help me there and I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I'm asking this here. I'm looking for a "router", supporting ...
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WiFi device having Bridge with AP Mode

My root WiFi access point has WPA2-PSK(AES/TKIP) security. I want to extend it with different SSID and passphrase. I found TP-Link devices at affordable price such as, WA-701ND V1, TL-WR702N but I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Adding a wireless NIC to a Debian router

I'm looking for a wireless network card to add to my Debian router. I'll be using it to create an access point, so it has to have a chipset that supports AP mode on linux. It can be PCIe x1 or PCI and ...
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Are there switches with a direct connection between two ports when the power is off?

Are there switches which have a direct connection between two ports (e.g. port 1 and 2) when the power is not plugged in? I would like those two ports linked as if there was a direct connection with a ...
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Remote Audio Over IP

I have five audio sources at a remote location. I want to be able to virtualize them over Ethernet and then be able to listen to them remotely over a LAN. In an ideal world, I picture a piece of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recommendation for switch with 4 or more 10GbE SFP+ ports

Things are moving fast in the 10G market. I'm looking for a cheap switch (almost any kind of switch, probably all 10G will be managed to some extent) with at least 4 and ideally 8 ports capable of ...
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Cheap Wifi Router with built-in 4G modem and openvpn support

I'm looking for a router with the following specifications: Wireless N OpenVPN client support (to connect to an openvpn access server) Built in 3G/4G Modem with SIM slot (3G: 850MHz/2100MHz, 4G: ...
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Access Point with multi-SSID support

You can find a question I asked that's related to this here. I rent my office space together with (at times) upwards of 20 other people, like a little office community. Most of these people run their ...
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Recommendations for a "Fiber Inspection Scope" to use on SC, LC and MTP connections

I'm looking for recommendations for a "Fiber Inspection Scope" to use on SC, LC and MTP connections. My environment: Small Datacenter. will have to inspect and trouble shoot about 10 fiber optic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What device can I get or configure that extends existing WiFi networks without creating new ones?

[This may be the wrong SE site for this question. Apologies if it is: it seems the best fit.] I have ongoing problems with WiFi connectivity in my house. Due to a combination of factors, my router ...
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Secure EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Does there exists a EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, where the internal flash memory has write protection, so that the the configuration can't be changed during runtime if write protection is enabled?
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Secure switch for network monitorring

I'm looking for a switch with port mirroring function and write protection function for his flash memory, so that no malicious code can be stored at the chipset or other connected machines can change ...
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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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TV white space transmitters and receivers

I heard the TV white space (Radio) is unallocated frequency given to broadcasting services. been reading about the superwifi using this frequency and thought how one can use it for personal use. Q1: ...
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Pockethernet or other network testing tool

I am looking for a network testing tool for work that doesn't break the bank. I use the cheap wire mappers for checking pairs on runs once terminated, but I want something with more features such as ...
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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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Recommend me powerline wifi extension with 1 transmiter and many receiver

I am thinking of buying powerline wifi extension. I want those that have only 1 transmiter, will be located near my main modem. I want to buy a few receivers. So I want to avoid "pairs". The wifi ...
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N900 Wi-Fi card that works with an N300 router

Been using a USB dongle nano on a Debian machine. It is spotty.Want a PCIe card instead. what is the best pCI express card for TL-WR841N router. would prefer a high end card in case of getting a ...
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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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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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