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Best Wireless Access Point for HOT environment

I found the EnGenius ENS202 N300 on Newegg. This is a brand of wireless equipment this is designed for outdoor use. It rated up to 158 degrees. It's also water resistant with an IP55 rating, meanint ...
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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

Gargoyle provides exactly what you are looking for. You did not indicate what requirements you had for speed but I would guess that lack of AC Compatibility would not be a deal breaker being how much ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I personally have yet to find a better component for this job than the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter. Native linux support at least in debian/ubuntu AC/N/G ...
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I2C Bus Analyzer

To measure the signal integrity all you need is an oscilloscope. Your requirements aren't in the (old) I2C specifications, but need to be found in the data sheets for your particular devices connected ...
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Are there RJ-45 sockets with either switch between Single/Dual socket mode, or with Single/Dual interchangable front facet?

A device like this does not exist. The moment you split the pairs in rewiring the connections at both ends, it can no longer be considered CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 installation because using the green and ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

I realise that I'm a little late to the party and you may have already solved this problem yourself but thought I'd chip in with my two cents in case it would be of any use. The router you are ...
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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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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I recently decided to build my own wireless router - and I found the Airetos AEX-QCA9880-NX performing very well on my DIY machine: 3 channels 802.11ac/n/g in a miniPCIe shape.
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Coax to CAT5 Converter?

You may have a slight misunderstanding of the equipment. Without seeing specific model information, this is an educated guess, but likely correct. The Verizon equipment is a cable modem/router ...
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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

The big issue you're going to run into is the need for a hotspot. While there are still recycled and cheap phones made by one or two manufacturers which possess the other features, it's very rare ...
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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Industrial: Cisco offers products with this capability: 4G Routers. I have used their products to build similar configurations. There are many industrial products like this from Cisco and others. ...
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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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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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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

My go-to is the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite (ERL). The kind of features you're looking for aren't often in consumer routers, though if I had to bet I would figure Asus would be the best place to start. ...
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PCIe WWAN adapters known to work with Linux out of the box

The FSF has h-node, a database of hardware that works with free operating systems. Currently, the only PCIe WWAN adapter in the list is the Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8775. There is one caveat, however: ...
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What do I need to look at to when getting a wifi adaptor to get my ubuntu desktop on wifi?

Most modern wifi adaptors should work with little issues. My goto spare 'it will certainly work' wifi adaptor's a generic no brand 802.11 n nano adaptor - a few dozen companies make em. They ...
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Manageable Router with multiple wifi networks capability

While I could not find the ability specific to the wifi network for the RT-AC3200 that @gabygg4 recommended. I was able to determine that you can do this using adaptive qos on this router. In fact ...
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Gigabit Switch for Home LAN

For home networking, TP-Link and Netgear are the brands I've found most affordable and relilable; TP-Link tends to be a little cheaper and Netgear a little more reliable, but there's little difference ...
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Small Business Firewall - ZyXEL v. Fortinet

Assuming you have any basic level of competence, the hardware on most of these is a bit... naff, running lower end mips or arm processors, tied up with a custom ASIC. About 200usd would get you ...
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Whole home wifi system

We just upgraded ours from our Netgear R7800 to an Eero wifi system. I love the new Eero system because it is easy to use, and does everything I need it to do. Ours came with a pack of 3, but you can ...
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Building a computer science lab

2,000 isn't much. You can buy 1 very expensive desktop with that, or 5 reasonably priced ones. You want 30. Assuming you want all workstations to be identical, this leaves you with 66 dollars and ...
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IT Networking: Tiny managed 2-port network switch?

Mikrotik has various devices, for example mAP with suggested price $45. Wireless You can disable. You can power it via POE.
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Such a thing as a "subtitle screen"?

Thinking about this what you are wanting is what amounts to a one way chat application. Someone is typing into a chat window and what they type is displayed on the LED displays. What the LED display ...
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Router that can support multiple wired and wireless networks/vlans

Having had a very similar use-case, I highly recommend Ubiquiti EdgeMax Routers for managing your network. They are high quality options (with some nice security and resource delegation features) and ...
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Multi-WAN gigabit Router

What you need is a product from one of the enterprise-level (or enterprise-like...) manufacturers. All of them have this in one form or the other, and they are usually not expansive at all (though ...
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Networking hardware that allows configuration of IP for each port

You can do this with a managed switch. My personal experience is only with small/medium business managed switches, but either the ProSafe M5300-28GF3: 24-port Gigabit SFP Managed L3 Switch (GSM7328FS ...
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Looking for solution for gaming via remote desktop

First, if you plan on using Windows Remote Desktop you will have the following issues: Input latency may be too high for some games Video streaming quality/compression & latency may be ...
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Questions about extending wifi to outside

I can answer your first question: Yes, it is possible to attach several routers to an ethernet switch (not a splitter) and have that switch also connected to an internet gateway. If you set up all ...
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16-port 19" rackmount PoE Switch with low noise

Since no one else answered I will give the answer, as in the meantime I choose the "Ubiquiti Unifi 16-150W" switch. It has one (maybe even 2) fans, but they only come on at a certain ...
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Looking for Routers with long-term updates

Mikrotik support regular updates and upgrades for thier RouterOS for very long time https://mikrotik.com/download/changelogs All Mikrotik routers have the same RouterOS, only license differ. SOHO\Home ...
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