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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...
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Which network interface cards support hardware timestamps (hardstamps)

In the meantime, someone answered me at Network Engineering SE It seems like the Intel 82580 network controller supports this. It is e.g. contained in the Intel I340 server adapter family.
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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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Which product will give a better Wi-Fi reception?

From a pure numbers standpoint, the Hiro's 5dBi antenna beats the Panda's 2dBi antenna, and both beat the Netgear's tiny on-board antenna, so it's likely the Hiro will give you the best reception of ...
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SFP GBIC copper Ethernet option for an HP Gigabit Server Adapter

OK, three part answers: I am unaware of SPF(+) to copper interfaces. That does not mean that they do not exits. If they do exist then compatability is not a guarantee, so a call to HP is probably a ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

Mini PCIe has fallen out of favor, being replaced by m.2. That said, there's a lot of adapters available. Personally, I'm strongly in favor of Intel's wireless cards, they tend to have good open ...
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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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When purchasing a new laptop, which Wi-Fi standards are recommended for a college student that will be paid for by a frugal parent?

802.11ac is the norm today, and that will work with everything. If you buy a laptop and it doesn't have 802.11ac (or ax or something newer) you are getting shafted. when 802.11ac in the future doesn'...
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A 10Gig NIC card

I've been working with these a while. I picked up a pair of X540-T2 - they're 'server' cards, so run a little hot, though there's a version with a fan. The T suffix means native copper support so you ...
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A 10Gig NIC card

INTEL X710-DA2 https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/83964/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-x710da2.html you will need the corresponding SFP to plug a rj45 cable in https://www....
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Downside of a 10Gb PCI vs 10Gb motherboard

The few downsides of a second faster network card are that its bigger and it can be more expensive, but it can be used to upgrade an old pc for cheaper than replacing the motherboard. If you already ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I have successfully ran a small office network using a MikroTik Hex. It's a decent router, with good software, good management solutions and support for VPNs. We recently switched to a bigger one ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

Null Byte, via WonderHowTo, has a nice article on the best wireless adapters for Kali Linux. Here are the listed compatible chipsets: Atheros AR9271 Ralink RT3070 Ralink RT3572 Realtek ...
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Motherboard + NIC advice for dev/research workstation

The option A (Formula) is more interesting (and less expensive) since we got: the 5Gbit LAN (~90 EUR for a NIC) the mosfet watercooling (~50-100 EUR for the waterblocks) both for about 100 EUR ...
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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?

Basically all routers where you can install open source firmware (OpenWRT, Tomato, ...) will be able to do this. However, you'll need some familiarity with Linux to set this up (or you need to know ...
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half mini/mini PCIe to PCIe Adapter

There really aren't all that many options for this out there. Newegg has one: the Silverstone ECWA2-Lite. It uses simple pass-through connectors to your computer's PCIe slot and internal USB header, ...
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A single modem/wireless router that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections?

With DD-WRT, anything is possible! Try a live demo here. Note that the demo is outdated and many features have been disabled on it. DD-WRT is a custom firmware available for a variety of routers that ...
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

Another possible option: the TL-WN951n also seems to meet these requirements. Unconfirmed on Windows 10 but there's a windows 8 driver for it that might be compatible.
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

I can see only one option: The Linksys WMP600N. It's capable of operating on the 5ghz band with N technology though it's not going to get the speed boost from that capability - although the interface ...
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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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Connecting two HP servers

I guess the most inexpensive, yet high-performing approach is to get a pair of 10G Ethernet NICs like Intel X520 and a DAC to connect them (~100€ used). You'll need to set up a storage protocol like ...
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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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Which network interface cards support hardware timestamps (hardstamps)

From my experience these NIC's support HW timestamping (yes... all Intel): Intel X722 Intel I350 Intel I210 Intel I217-V Intel I217-LM Intel I218-V Intel I218-LM Intel I219-V Intel I219-LM Intel ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi This is a list of USB wifi adapters tested by the community. Part of the same website but a specific list https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi/blob/main/home/...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

The devices that have been tried are client devices. They have small low-power antennas as compared to WAPs which have high power/gain antennas. Which is why a hotspot from a mobile is not going to ...
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High-power wireless network adapter?

I need a wireless network adapter that has a TX power output of 3W or more and uses USB ports for connection. maximum output power from USB is 2.5 watts (at 5v). You can look that up. FCC reference:...
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High-power wireless network adapter?

Here's a 79W power amp available commercially to interface with any WiFi adapter, so you can pick the best available feature set without respect for power, and let the power amp provide the gain. ...
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