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Showing content with the highest reputation since 10/19/2019 in Posts

  1. 2 points
    Hey Dave, A few things that might help and others: Haven't used the UDM yet (I'm waiting for the UDM Pro which is still in final beta), but... My understanding is that you can restore a CloudKey controller backup to the UDM built-in CloudKey. Personally, in your configuration, I wouldn't physically reconfigure and move coax feeds and equipment. I would install the UDM in the basement replacing existing gear with just a simple cable swap. Sure, you're wasting the built-in AP, but everything else is much more straightforward. Theoretically, you should be able to restore your cloudkey backup, and have almost the same network up and running in just a few minutes. Then you can start deconstructing or reconfiguring more at your leisure rather than necessity of getting the network up and running for the entire household with no downtime 🙂 In your review of your existing setup, IMHO, the primary benefit of Unifi, even more than the wide choice of physical AP units and mounting options, is the extensive configurability and monitoring/status options. You kinda touched at this towards the end of the podcast, but the ability to limit the radio power, turn off the auto settings, and assign the Wi-Fi channels (especially the crowded 2.4 GHz frequency) to non-overlapped channel numbers is a big win for anyone trying to fix dead spots or avoid buying extra AP's as a "brute force" solution to solving coverage. (Not that there is anything wrong with that; sometimes spending $100 on an extra AP instead of spending hundreds of dollars of time and effort to tweak, is the right choice.) It wasn't clear that you are full exploiting the Unifi flexibility to fix your Ring camera/doorbell problems. First thing I usually do with a Unifi setup is to create a 2.4 GHz only SSID and enable it only on the AP radio that is physically the right unit for the Doorbells (or any IoT device that only supports 2.4GHz) to connect. Overriding the autoconnect/automatic behavior in Ring and other devices and forcing the connection to a specific AP solves almost all the Wi-Fi problems with these and similar devices that have somewhat dumb Wi-Fi firmware or less than ideal reliability. It's worth the trouble to re-program the SSID inside the Ring or other device and the results are much better than just having multiple AP's hoping they are in range. I'm really curious whether the UDM will be successful in bringing Unifi to the general consumer market, but I'm skeptical it will really be able to displace Eero, Google, Orbi, and other true consumer gear. One irony is that right now the early adopters of the UDM are all sophisticated Unifi users and that thing doesn't fit and looks awful in their otherwise beautiful rack porn photos they have been posting 🙂 Granted the UDM is a lot cheaper than buying the equivalent individual parts, but there are advantages to being modular too. Easier service, not losing everything if a non-critical module goes down, etc. There will always be a lively discussion between modular or integrated that goes all the way back to mainframes with terminals versus minicomputers and later PC's, so not trying to re-ignite that long standing debate, but merely point out that saving money isn't always the most significant reason to choose one over another. In the case of Unifi, both fans and users are primarily looking for new functionality. Personally, I would prefer to see some new capabilities made available, regardless of whether it is all-in-one or requires a new box. I can work around price and modularity issues, but I can't work around the lack of a critical feature. So, to bring this home, the only feature that UDM provides that doesn't exist in the current gear is the new USG router/firewall. Specifically, the UDM is rated to handle 1 Gbps speeds with full hardware speed packet analysis and intrusion processing. The current USG is only able to handles 100mbps and is severely taxed in performance at that speed. This is significant because consumer fiber and high speed home Internet connections have zoomed from 3 mbps to over 1 Gbps in many urban and metropolitan areas. Since you mentioned you don't have a USG in your current setup, I think you aren't in a good position to really understand the difference provided by the UDM versus the existing Unifi gear. I know some Unifi users prefer to use a separate router or the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter products because of these limitations and thus don't have the integrated management provided by using the USG. On a positive note, the UDM finally removes the insecure PPTP VPN protocol, but has not yet added support for OpenVPN for incoming VPN (to connect back to your home when you are away, or to use your home network as your own private VPN Internet gateway instead of a paid service), and that is a bit disappointing.
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    It seems to be going fine, no issues. VPN works as expected. The VAR that installed it takes care of the technical aspects. The customer complains about the support cost, but thy do not have their own IT, so they need the help. Fortinet does very well with SMB and education. I am not sure how cost effective their WAP's are, but they seem to be a nice end to end solution.
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    This is a common problem - not just with OTA - even cable companies like Comcast and direct TV are broadcasting local channels in 720p in my area only 1 channel out of the 4 major networks broadcasts in 1080 - the rest are in 720 The sub channels are a "vast wasteland" of mostly junk programming. They are basically infomercial stations that costs almost nothing to carry by the host station. even if your particular cable vendor broadcasts in 1080 - the feed from the local station may be in 720 and just upconverted. still, my monthly expenses dropped by $60 a month by ditching cable
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    I recently re-scanned my one tv that is hooked up OTA. Looks like my new roof has cut into reception from the attic. In any case I have two antennas, one of which is specifically for VHF-Hi. I spent a few minutes looking at the results. What I found soured me a bit to the thought that 'OTA TV is the best deal around.' Most of my locals have split their signal into 4 or 5 sub-channels (5.1, 5.2 5.3, 5.4, 5.5) leaving very little bandwidth for the main XX .1 and making the other 4 no better than the old pre-HD analog signals. Yuk! so as they say Your Mileage May Vary!
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    Mikrotik RouterOS vulnerabilities were flagged by Tennable research and other security groups in mid 2018. They have been releasing patches in the second half of 2018 and the most of 2019 to resolve. These were vulnerabilities, not malicous actions, but you enjoy your your trip to 'whataboutism'. I dont know, I currenlty do not own any Cisco gear, so I dont track it. You could do some research and quantify the number for yourself. Perhaps you and Jacko could entertain each other bouncing 'what abouts' off each other.
  6. 1 point
    i decided for samsung. memories were delivered today. i put them into server. memories works fine. schoondoggy, thank you for helping me choose the right memories
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    The latest BIOS for this server is available to download without entitlement, even though it says entitlement required: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_b8a7c5edefb64aae8eca790525 It has CPU vulnerability patches, thus it is free.
  8. 1 point
    Not a fan of Realtek, but I just picked up one of these for $39.99. It is working fine under Windows 10. Fits in the HPE MS Gen10 PCIe x1 slot. I am running it at 1GbE for now, looking at QNAP or Netgear Nbase-T switch to test 2.5GbE. https://www.sybausa.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_144_157&product_id=1039 There is a single port for $29.99: https://www.sybausa.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_144_157&product_id=1029
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    The minimum order for my sheet metal manufacturer is 100 units. I do not think there is enough demand for making another 100 units. If you are interested, I do have one Rev3 bracket left. The Rev3 mounts drives the same as the Rev4 it just has different mounts for fans. PM me through this site if you want it.
  10. 1 point
    you could use two tacks or pins to penatrate the insulation and make contact with the wires. then short between the two tacks/pins.
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    Basically DNS utilitizes round-robin/forwarding lists unless told otherwise. What I do for clients that have to have DNS filtering is the following · Server Local DNS: o 127.0.0.1 (To allow for local lookups) o Secondary DC, or Upstream filtered DNS if no secondary DC, there should be a secondary DC, always, if in doubt see previous statement · Server DNS Server o Filtered Upstream in Forwarder, this set to primary position. Round robin disabled o ISP/Cloudfare/Google Public DNS as next in list. Then fallback to Root DNS servers o Conditional Forwarders for known domains. If I have specific domains that need to be looked up on specific servers, I create a conditional forwarder for that domain · DHCP o DNS set to Server IP o DNS set to Secondary Server IP, or upstream filtered DNS
  12. 1 point
    Thanks for guidance on this! Just a note on the solution I settled with in the end for anyone else who might come across this thread looking to do the same thing - Tried a couple different cheaper eSATA cards with no success having the drives in ICYCube detected in CentOS. Looked into driver issues and again with no luck. The USB connection did work fine, but I wasn't overly happy with that as a solution. I instead got this HBA (10Gtek Host Bus Adapter - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M9GRAUM) with Mini SAS connection, and swapped the ICYCube for an alternative external enclosure with compatible Mini SAS connection (SilverStone SST-TS431S-V2 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0771S45X3). On setup this worked perfectly, with the drives properly detected. I'm actually also a little happier with the SilverStone unit in general so far, it feels of higher build quality and fan also seems a little quieter. I also decided to move away from using the B120i RAID controller, and hardware raid in general, and am now using ZFS / RAIDZ. Thanks again for help as I was working through this!
  13. 1 point
    $149 and 6 months of YouTube Premium. That is a great deal. Store.google.com
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    I am also running Server 2016 (btw do your disks & network cards appear in the safely remove list? If so check my post in the forum) Mine is in my living room, even if I was deaf I can assure you that my wife isn't It's totally inaudible. Something must be wrong with your HW. Why don't you ask for a replacement?
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