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Feb
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answered What happens when you connect 100Mbps system to 1000Mbps network with all Giga devices?
Jan
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comment Meshnet Linux-based distro?
There's a couple of reasons. Since the dongle itself isn't outdoor equipment, you would have to keep it inside the case with the rest of the electronics, therefore shielding it and reducing the range. Also, the chipsets in these are usually the cheapest ones possible and won't work well when a bunch of clients start connecting to them. They also offer very little configurability and may lack the very important option to disconnect clients whose signals drop below a certain threshold. Their power and most importantly sensitivity is also not very good. If you have more questions - ask.
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answered Meshnet Linux-based distro?
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment Ping times across different cards
It seems to me that you are measuring those values using an on-line speed test. Unfortunately it is not the proper way to do it. Since you have two machines, you can connect one of them to your access point using Ethernet and perform a bandwidth test between the two machines without using your internet connection, thus measuring the true throughput of the wireless link. For this, you will need Iperf for which you can get a windows binary here installed on both machines. You can also Jperf which is a GUI written in java.
Jan
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comment Changing MAC address of network card
This is not true. The address stored on the NIC is the default one to use by the OS and all frames are generated by software.
Jan
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awarded  Critic
Jan
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comment Function of Routers as LAN?
This makes absolutely no sense in real world applications.
Jan
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comment Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?
If used properly, hard drives can be very reliable. The key to success is using them in a redundant array, where depending on the setup, one or two discs can fail without any data loss. One good way to achieve this is to create a RAIDZ or a RAIDZ2 array with ZFS. You can set up your workstation to periodically check the integrity of the stored data, so if a drive was failing you would have time to react and replace it, without losing data.
Jan
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comment Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?
I know that very well, however if he needs them right now, that's what he will have to pay for them.
Jan
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answered Possible for a modem to all of the sudden have degraded speed?
Jan
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answered Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?
Jan
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answered How should I compress my network traffic? How to make my connection 'faster'?
Jan
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answered How do I test the maximum TCP/IP transfer rates of my computer?
Jan
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comment ISP Appears to Block Ports 80, 30080, 8080 etc etc
Another way you can check if your site is availble to the world is by using the Tor Browser Bundle. It doesn't require setup, so it will take you 2 minutes get it running.
Jan
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answered ISP Appears to Block Ports 80, 30080, 8080 etc etc
Jan
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answered Why does my WLAN expander break my network?
Jan
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comment Wireless router configured as AP using dd-wrt drops packets
The signal doesn't drop from what? Please provide values in dB (decibels) or preferably screenshots.
Jan
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answered Wireless router configured as AP using dd-wrt drops packets