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High speed wireless data transfer over 500m gap

In the place where I live there's a problem with data wire leading to the village as it was laid 30 years ago directly in the ground (no tubes) and is now saturated so new data-clients can't be added ...
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Can I add multi-mode fiber optic media converter at any point of my network previously distributed in single-mode fiber optic?

I have used single-mode fiber optic media converter in my whole network. But my Fiber Optic cables have 2-pair of optical wires. I only use one of them for single-mode purpose. Now I want to introduce ...
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Audio Quality: HDMI to 3.5mm to Cinch vs Optical to Cinch

I'm using my video game consoles with my computer monitor and a 2.1 speaker system. That used to be fine, until I got my PlayStation 4 and realized there's no analog sound output. My speakers only ...
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Iperf network benchmark measures under-utilized?

I am working on two embeddded high performance network routers and I have connected them point-to-point via a 10Gbit optical fibre cable. I ran iperf benchmarks on them and when I connect through an ...
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3.1 Surround Sound via optical out

I have a Xonar DG sound card, and I'm outputting my computer sound via an optical cable. It's connected to a 3.1 Sony Sound Bar (model ht-ct150). Is there a setting/driver/software of some kind where ...
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What's the minimum network latency for a 1000 km connection using optic fibers?

I know most of the network latency for short distances is due to router processing times. But for longer distances the speed of light also counts. And it's different from the speed the light in the ...
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Toslink adapter [closed]

I have a Clevo W170HN, which has a S/PDIF port on it (3.5mm jack size). I want to connect this to my headphones, which use an optical Toslink connector. I bought this adapter cable, but when I ...
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Trouble sending digital audio (optical SPDIF) to receiver from HTPC running Windows 7

My friend has recently upgraded his HTPC from Windows Vista (unknown SKU) to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. My friend's HTPC has the following relevant hardware: Video: PCI-E nVidia GeForce 8800GT ...
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How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of ...
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Ubuntu - Get audio over optical cable

Is it possible to play audio over optical cables in Ubuntu? I've got a motherboard with Realtek ALC888 onboard audio. Ubuntu can play music/sounds just fine to my headphones or over analog cables ...