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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 3, 2021, 11:11
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 3, 2021, 11:11
Feb 3, 2021, 11:11
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 00:56:
I'm actually thinking of removing the ubiquitous coax hookups throughout my house.
The previous owners must have had a tv in every room... including the sun room and kitchen.
The hassle is you either have to patch and paint or be okay with have a blank plate where the connection was.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 3, 2021, 00:56
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 3, 2021, 00:56
Feb 3, 2021, 00:56
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 12:02:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 11:33:
...Ethernet is the ONLY signal line you should have running everywhere in a new house...
I mostly agree with this. However I would have a minor caveat of it being reasonable to have coax to locations specifically designed for television placement. Cable and satellite subscribers still number in the many millions and having coax to those locations can be useful. When I had my house wired with ethernet cabling I also had coax run to my "tv room" and to a second room where I thought I might eventually have a TV -- and I do use the run to my tv room to carry my Dish signal. As a minor side note I also removed all the old coax which went to four different locations and all the "phone" wiring which had run to several rooms.

I'm actually thinking of removing the ubiquitous coax hookups throughout my house.
The previous owners must have had a tv in every room... including the sun room and kitchen.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 2, 2021, 12:02
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2021, 12:02
Feb 2, 2021, 12:02
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 11:33:
...Ethernet is the ONLY signal line you should have running everywhere in a new house...
I mostly agree with this. However I would have a minor caveat of it being reasonable to have coax to locations specifically designed for television placement. Cable and satellite subscribers still number in the many millions and having coax to those locations can be useful. When I had my house wired with ethernet cabling I also had coax run to my "tv room" and to a second room where I thought I might eventually have a TV -- and I do use the run to my tv room to carry my Dish signal. As a minor side note I also removed all the old coax which went to four different locations and all the "phone" wiring which had run to several rooms.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 2, 2021, 11:54
Dev
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2021, 11:54
Feb 2, 2021, 11:54
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Logged into my old hotmail for the first time in years after seeing this story.
Good ole MS, when they migrated to outlook web, they deleted my email older than 2015. So now my email archives are gone. Thanks MS.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 2, 2021, 11:33
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2021, 11:33
Feb 2, 2021, 11:33
 
Having had worked for ISPs for 14 years as a field technician, the MOST COMMON causes of slow internet (that weren't caused by something wrong with the feed) that I saw were:

- Poor router placement...often, people shove them into their home entertainment center, down low and either behind a sheet of glass or between multiple shelves made of glass. That shit is wifi cancer. Metal, glass and stone are wifi's enemies. Putting the router up high lets the signal go further without crap in the way. Humans often keep most of their stuff at shoulder level and below.

- Baby monitors. In furnished houses, 2.4ghz is what a dual band router runs most devices on, as 5ghz works well for ABOUT the distance of 1.5 rooms (about 20 feet). Baby monitors almost all run on the 2.4ghz band (for range) and have zero respect for anything else. I would tell customers that wifi is like a nice dinner party around a large table, and baby monitors are two drunk frat guys who come in and yell at each other across the table. Sure, THEY can communicate, but *everyone else* is just screwed until they shut up.

- ISP-provided wireless routers aren't great. They're routers AND modems, and they're sold AT A PROFIT for under $100. Don't expect miracles. Often, wireless speeds on these routers drop to the data rate of the slowest device attached. Heyo, maybe DON'T have that ancient gen-1 iphone you're using as an ipod hooked to the wifi all the time.

- Your builder is a moron. Seriously, in BRAND NEW HOUSES, builders aren't installing or even suggesting customers put in ethernet lines. I've been in houses where NO coax-based service provider exists, the builder KNEW THIS before building a single house, and yet the houses are wired only with coax. The only reasoning I can come up with is that the builder is a Boomer and has "always built houses this way". They often referred to "ethernet" as "phone", and that's pretty much all you need to know about their logic. Ethernet is the ONLY signal line you should have running everywhere in a new house.

Adding a few strategically-placed ethernet jacks for mesh backhauls/wired switches isn't terribly expensive, and you'll feel the benefits every day. If you don't already have the tools for it, it's often cheaper to hire someone to do this than do it yourself. The tools ALONE cost as much as you'd pay someone to put in 2-3 outlets. Running all the lines to a single location, ideally very close to where your utilities come in, you'll be as future-proofed as you can really get.


There ya go, just wrote a better article than the one in the link.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 2, 2021, 09:07
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2021, 09:07
Feb 2, 2021, 09:07
 
I didn't click on it either.
I've already learned more from one BoP post than waste my time reading another "Ten reasons why" clickbait.
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Re: Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them.
Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
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Re: Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them. Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 00:25:
I hate articles like this because they're filled with so much bullshit. For example:

"There are two general categories of hardware used to connect your home: a traditional router or a mesh network."

Although I am an advanced user, that is both demonstrably and factually incorrect.

For example, I have a pfsense router and a mesh wireless network. Moreover, my mesh network doesn't talk to one another over wifi because that is utterly useless. They use ethernet backhauls. They're not even commercial grade units. They're just simple Netgear Nighthawk RM86s and RS86s which provide Wifi 6. They're setup as a mesh network that serves as a giant AP only. No routing involved. The pfsense box handles that. On a more advanced level, they are on their own separate VLAN so their traffic doesn't talk to the infrastructure VLAN or the wired VLAN. It's only for phones and tablets and they definitely don't need to interface with the rest of the network.

More to the point, don't just recommend a "mesh network" when there are real and substantive differences between the offerings. TP-LINK, for example, has the Deco line which can only be setup by a fucking phone app and has automatic call-home feature to TP-LINK that you cannot disable. The aforementioned Netgear Nighthawk mesh system has a phone app but you can address it via a web browser and it doesn't call home.

For fuck's sake, that article isn't even long enough to be a pamphlet.


I didn't even click on it because of this.. like if I can come up with 3 pages of rants over routers and DLS interconnects and DSLAMS and ADSL vs VDSL and CABLE load sharing on a single 10gbit line... point is, there is a lot more to slow internet than just downloading teh pornz, or streaming it nowadays at 4k I guess.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 2, 2021, 06:36
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2021, 06:36
Feb 2, 2021, 06:36
 
Why is my Internet so slow:

* If you are using wi-fi between your router and you device, most of the major ISPs recently added this fine print where the advertised home internet speeds are for "ethernet connections only, wi-fi may be slower". My ISP recently throttled down my routers Wi-Fi transmission speed to half what it was. Initially when they rolled out 5G, my Wi-Fi Internet in the home was at least 25 Mps, now by their own speed measurement tools it is only 12-15 Mps. I had to switch back to using the direct ethernet connection for gaming.

* Your local ISP has craptastic DNS servers.

* Your local ISP uses microwave transmission some where along the line and it is frequently disrupted by weather and or other microwave traffic.

* Your local ISP is putting your quality of service behind service for business class subscribers.

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Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them.
Feb 2, 2021, 00:25
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Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them. Feb 2, 2021, 00:25
Feb 2, 2021, 00:25
 
I hate articles like this because they're filled with so much bullshit. For example:

"There are two general categories of hardware used to connect your home: a traditional router or a mesh network."

Although I am an advanced user, that is both demonstrably and factually incorrect.

For example, I have a pfsense router and a mesh wireless network. Moreover, my mesh network doesn't talk to one another over wifi because that is utterly useless. They use ethernet backhauls. They're not even commercial grade units. They're just simple Netgear Nighthawk RM86s and RS86s which provide Wifi 6. They're setup as a mesh network that serves as a giant AP only. No routing involved. The pfsense box handles that. On a more advanced level, they are on their own separate VLAN so their traffic doesn't talk to the infrastructure VLAN or the wired VLAN. It's only for phones and tablets and they definitely don't need to interface with the rest of the network.

More to the point, don't just recommend a "mesh network" when there are real and substantive differences between the offerings. TP-LINK, for example, has the Deco line which can only be setup by a fucking phone app and has automatic call-home feature to TP-LINK that you cannot disable. The aforementioned Netgear Nighthawk mesh system has a phone app but you can address it via a web browser and it doesn't call home.

For fuck's sake, that article isn't even long enough to be a pamphlet.

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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 1, 2021, 23:55
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 1, 2021, 23:55
Feb 1, 2021, 23:55
 
Gimme back my video card you bastards! Middlefinger
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 1, 2021, 23:13
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 1, 2021, 23:13
Feb 1, 2021, 23:13
 
I'd say a tax on crypto of 99% sounds fair to me.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 1, 2021, 22:00
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 1, 2021, 22:00
Feb 1, 2021, 22:00
 
Ah yes, Bitcoin miners. Literally burning away the planet for virtual currency. I'd say humanity had a nice run, but we continually fucked shit up.
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