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Wi-Fi extenders

My primary wireless router is whatever is built in to my ISP's gateway device, which is subject to somewhat frequent change. I want to extend this network signal over a larger residential lot. So I'...
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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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When looking to buy a router for home use what are the specs/features that I should be aware of? [closed]

I've looked into buying a router, rather than renting from my ISP, multiple times but have no idea what the differences are between a bottom of the line router or a top of the line router. I would ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I have some nice wireless consumer routers, but will soon be running into their limits in terms of bandwidth/throughput capabilities (assuming my ISP delivers on 1Gb connections). Hence, I am looking ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

I just upgraded to home gigabit internet, but my router can't handle it. What reliable routers exist that can actually handle full gigabit throughput? I have most of my devices wired, so gigabit WiFi ...
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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

What routers support per-device Internet bandwidth usage monitoring out of the box? (I'd prefer not to go down the route of hacking in an aftermarket firmware if I don't have to; [1],[2]) We have a ...
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Hardware solution to test cat5e/fiber with a mobile device (iOS or Android)

My organization is looking for my help to find a possible solution for mobile phone CAT5e/6 or Fiber testing. Our in house techs currently use a Fluke Networks cable verifier. Is there hardware to ...
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I2C Bus Analyzer

I am looking for some hardware that analyzes the quality of I²C signals voltage data signal quality (quality of the rectangle) clock signal quality (quality of the rectangle) potentially other ...
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Whole home wifi system

I want to have reliable, fast, wifi coverage throughout my house. It is a quite large house, with some thick walls, so a single wireless router doesn't reach to the far corners. I have tried adding ...
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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Is there any hardware which can consume connection from 3G/4G SIM, LAN Ethernet cable, existing low range WiFi and can provide it as wifi access point and LAN, both. New WiFi from this hardware ...
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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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IT Networking: Tiny managed 2-port network switch?

Is there such a thing as a fully managed mini 2-port network switch? I would like to move printers to a dedicated and isolated VLAN, but most of the printers don't have built-in VLAN support, and ...
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Simple cheap blu-ray player

I've been searching for a simple Blu-Ray player. I've notice a lot of Blu-ray players are in the $60+ range, but also come with Wi-Fi/LAN capabilities, able play music, Netflix, all that stuff. I don'...
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Home movie player for DVD/Blu-Ray

Years ago, I was into home PC DVRs with many tuners, lots of storage, and awesome PC-based playback throughout the house. I started with Beyond TV and when they quit developing new home user features ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

I've got an issue with my home Wifi network. I get 300mbps on my ISP modem: 4 Gigabyte ports and Wifi N There is an Xbox One (Wifi N) on the ground floor I've got 1 desktop with Wifi AC and 2 ...
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Connect one computer to two Ethernet cables

I am looking for a device that would allow me to connect one laptop to two Ethernet cables. Each Ethernet cable has a distinct public IP and 100 Mbits symmetrical bandwidth. The goal of this link ...
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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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Best Wireless Access Point for HOT environment

I'm looking to extend wifi into a detached garage 200ft away from my house. The metal shed is not insulated or climate-controlled, and can get quite HOT during the Florida summers. Can anyone ...
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Hardware components for MESH network with Arduino

I am in the search for some recommendation on a good hardware component for building a mesh network with Arduino I am not experienced in building a mesh network. So all recommendations and guidance ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

I am looking for a router whose built in firmware can ensure QoS such that if one user is say downloading torrents (completely hogging up the bandwidth) it will slow his speed down to the point that ...
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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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Small Business Firewall - ZyXEL v. Fortinet

I have a small business application that I am comparing firewalls for and I'm looking for honest reviews of their performance compared to features. I'm torn between the FortiGate-60D and the ZyXEL ...
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Building a computer science lab

I'm trying to build the specs for a workstation which will serve as a programming environment for a student. I will use the set of specs to build 30 workstations eventually connected to a main server. ...
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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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Give Wi-Fi access to a big number of users

I have a big crowded hall (around 200-300 persons) that I need to cover with Wi-Fi coverage, these people need to access a web server inside the network (it's an intranet). So what is the best ...
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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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Are there RJ-45 sockets with either switch between Single/Dual socket mode, or with Single/Dual interchangable front facet?

So the most common copper twisted pair cable is 4-pair cable. Four pairs are used for 1 Gbps connection speed, while 100 Mbps connection uses only two pairs of four. So you can use single cable for ...
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PCIe WWAN adapters known to work with Linux out of the box

I am looking for an internal PCIe WWAN (UMTS or LTE) card that will work flawlessly with Linux (specifically Ubuntu, currently on 16.04) on a HP EliteBook 6930p. My requirements are: A internal ...
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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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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 that can connect to a wifi network and create a new wifi network

I’m looking for a router that can create a new wifi-network “B” with its own SSID and password but the router gains its internet access by connecting to another existing wifi-network “A” ...
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PCI(e?) Wireless Card - Allows multiple connections to single router

I'm moving my desktop PC from the basement, to the living room (oh happy day!). The spot I've picked does not have access to an Ethernet port, so I'm shopping around for a pci/e wifi card that will do ...
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What do I need to look at to when getting a wifi adaptor to get my ubuntu desktop on wifi?

I have a ubuntu desktop that has always connected to the network via ethernet. It's simple - eth0 is there in ifconfig, I run dhclient eth0, and I'm good to go. It's been this way for ages. Due to ...
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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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Dial-up hardware for server side

This question is probably 20 years too late. I have a requirement where a bunch of analog phone lines will connect using dialup modem to my linux/windows server, in order to communicate. Just like we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gigabit Switch for Home LAN

I use an Apple TimeCapsule (2011) as my home LAN router. I've run out of free Ethernet ports on the TimeCapsule, so I need to extend the network; probably using a Gigabit switch. From the ...
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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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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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Suggestion for a cheap device that can be plugged into the LAN end of a pfSense Router and allow wireless devices to connect?

Do you have any suggestions for a cheap device that can be plugged into the LAN NIC of a pfSense Box, and allow for ip addresses to be dolled out via it's DHCP Server? I'm trying to filter internet ...
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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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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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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 ...