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Any Raspberry Pi Alternatives with USB 3, Gigabit and maybe even SATA?

ODROID-XU4 lacks the features you marked as optional but has everything you require and is sold for $74 at the time of writing (with worldwide shipping) on hardkernel website, though the shop link ...
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Any Raspberry Pi Alternatives with USB 3, Gigabit and maybe even SATA?

Have you considered a low-end NUC for that use case? Probably too late here, but I have the exact same use case and wanted to share my solution and see if you managed to find an alternative. After ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

Most home/consumer gateway devices (commonly called routers) will not be able to handle this volume of traffic. One alternative to consider is products from Ubiquiti Networks as they have several ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

I recommend the ASUS RT-AC66U. It's been rated by SmallNetBuilder to handle 835Mbps download: This is one of the higher through puts I've seen personally. Additionally, it has: Up to 450Mbps ...
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Hardware solution to test cat5e/fiber with a mobile device (iOS or Android)

The only professional tool I know of that somewhat fits this need is the Fluke Networks LinkSprinter. The general operation is that they provide the results to the cloud service (and/or email), but ...
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Motherboard for work computer with 2-Ethernet ports

MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Here's what you get with a $45.99 price tag: -6 USB ports (4x2.0, 2x3.0) -Compatible with Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / ...
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Docking station with new Interfaces?

Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There's apparently NUC style passively cooled machines meant for displays that would work. Discourse uses something very similar internally I've been toying with buying one of these and it probably ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I've used 3 different flavours of Ethernet over power. Apparently it's seriously dependant on your household power line quality, and other devices. Once I got it dialed in (and got slightly newer ...
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A good dual or even three channel router

These are the two routers which match your requirements and these were released recently. These are tri-band routers which do not reduce speed even when multiple devices are connected to the same ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I have used Devolo dLAN 200AVs extensively in my UK home for about five years now, and they are great. I have about six of them, all single Ethernet port (multiport versions, which three Ethernet ...
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Docking station with many ports?

Note: Typical docking station has 2-4 USB ports, sometimes 5-6. Option 1 Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station with 6-Port USB Hub Score: (✓) Connection:one cable to the USB ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There is the x86 ODROID-H2 SBC which comes with 2 x 1 GBit ethernet, 2 x SATA, 2 x USB 3.0 (4 USB ports in total), 1 x M.2 NVMe and more. As of 2018-12, it's sold for $ 111. It's based on the Intel ...
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Rasperry Pi alternative with USB 3.0, Ethernet port, and casing?

Well I looked around the web, and I found these options: Pine64 The Rock64 or the RockPro64 are good options. As for today, these are the only ones with USB 3.0 from Pine64. Odroid You could also ...
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Small, cheap processor with serial port and internet access

Check this board "atmega328" with serial port around $2 / without serial port $1.5 on aliexpress A wireless shield will cost you around 1.5$ also on aliexpress Or this little guy ESP8266 the newer ...
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Are there USB hubs that connect to an Ethernet port?

If you are using Linux there is something called USB over IP. There are is even a tutorial on setting it up on Raspberry Pi. So grab a 30$ single board computer and you are done. There was some ...
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Where Can I Get a Durable cat 6 Ethernet cable

I first used "rugged ethernet connector" for search terms, but changed to "industrial ethernet connector" after seeing those terms in the search results. The above photo is courtesy of TE ...
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Gigabit LTE mobile routers with ethernet

The Huawei E5788u-96a is a LTE router with CAT16 speeds https://www.amazon.com.au/Huawei-E5788u-96a-1Gbps-Mobile-Globally/dp/B075KMWV9K Another option is the Huawei H112-372 https://www.router-...
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STM32 Ethernet switch

You need a KSZ8863 - depending on version it has one MII or RMII and two 10/100BASE-T/TX phys. AFAIK it is supported by lwIP which is a go-to IP library in ST's ecosystem.
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Fanless mini-itx motherboard with a 4x-16x PCI-e slot for OpenBSD project?

Lowest Cost option: ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 $25 Number of Memory Slots 2×240pin Memory Standard DDR3 1600 non-ECC, Un-buffered Maximum Memory Supported 16GB Channel Supported ...
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Range extender via ethernet rather than WiFi

You can use normal WiFi Access Point routers for this. The one I use is the Foscam N300. It works great for both ends of this application. Just don't use the WAN ports unless you also intend to ...
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Decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches?

Absolute lowest price I could bring one down for is 185.73. You'll notice that regardless of your low port requirement this switch has 24 ports. This just happened to be cheaper than switches with ...
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Server KVM via ethernet

Google's giving me something close-ish as a first hit ("ethernet KVM switch" was what I used): switch - https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-CAT5-Switch-TK-CAT508/dp/B00I3GKLP2 USB cables(...
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Beaglebone Black Upgrade

Soekris Net5501 fits the bill. Have a look at it. It has GPIO, 4 ethernet ports, serial port, SATA host, USB port. It’s not tiny, but it’s not uncomfortably big either.
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Ethernet switch and usb-hub in one device

have a look at the http://www.targus.com/us/universal-usb-3_0-dv-docking-station-acp70usz I think you are looking for port replicator or docking station. It is useful for laptops/tablets but for ...
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USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple virtual LANs

Was looking at this also, found a USB NIC from Cypress, http://www.cypress.com/products/ez-usb-gx3-superspeed-usb-30-gigabit-ethernet-controller . In the datasheet it says Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN ...
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Motherboard for work computer with 2-Ethernet ports

One alternative would be to use an internal Ethernet add-on card. It's a lot better than the USB solution usually... One (very cheap) example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=...
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recommendation for 10g sfp+ NICs

I'd suggest also looking for new or second hand Chelsio cards (T420-CR/T520-CR for optic OM2 LC SFP+ format, or other formats available, see their website) - they are quite frequent and cheap (well, ...
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