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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jimbo75
Definitely D. If you are looking to make a...

Definitely D.

If you are looking to make a step up from the typical Netgear, DLink, etc.... I'd say look at HP. The 1400 series are unmanaged. The 1800 series are "smart" (managed) switches. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By jimbo75
Small Net Builder doesn't give a very good review...

Small Net Builder doesn't give a very good review of XClaim.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32562-xclaim-wireless-xi-2-dual-band-indoor-2x2-80211n-access-point-reviewed
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By jimbo75
Are the 8 port switches in different rooms of the...

Are the 8 port switches in different rooms of the house? Have these switches been purchased? If so, are they gigabit?

As already mentioned, its best to keep the devices playing the media close...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By jimbo75
Can you run an ethernet cable from your current...

Can you run an ethernet cable from your current modem to a more ideal location? Then you can get a new wireless router and have better coverage.

Small Net Builder is a good place for reviews.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,476
Posted By jimbo75
There good data rate tables for 802.11n and...

There good data rate tables for 802.11n and 802.11ac listed on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11n-2009#Data_rates
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,476
Posted By jimbo75
Bob mentioned a lot of good points. Throughput...

Bob mentioned a lot of good points. Throughput numbers are going to be client specific. 1.3 Gbps is a link rate and I'd guess you'd be lucky to ever see half of that. WiFi is a shared medium......
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-19-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By jimbo75
If you just need a wired network connection for...

If you just need a wired network connection for those devices, then any 5 port Gigabit Ethernet switch would be fine. Check Amazon or Newegg for deals... Linksys, D-Link, Netgear... any of the major...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-18-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By jimbo75
I got a BlueRigger Active USB cable from Amazon...

I got a BlueRigger Active USB cable from Amazon to put my Lenovo wireless keyboard/remote receiver in a better place. Works very well.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,476
Posted By jimbo75
If you already have a R7000, adding another R7000...

If you already have a R7000, adding another R7000 will be better for wireless coverage and speed vs one R8000. (assuming you want to spend the extra money for a R7000)

The R8000 has two 5 GHz...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By jimbo75
I think you have to determine how much run time...

I think you have to determine how much run time you need and how critical each device is...

Personally, I wouldn't bother with battey backup on the laptops since they are already on battery. But...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By jimbo75
If you are using a wireless router as an Access...

If you are using a wireless router as an Access Point, you need to make sure your wiring and config are good to avoid issues:

1) Uplink the second wireless router using one of the LAN ports, not...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By jimbo75
You always want the same SSID and password so...

You always want the same SSID and password so devices can roam between the access points. But channels should be different. There are lots of free programs out there to scan for channels. If you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jimbo75
It does not have to be just an Access Point. A...

It does not have to be just an Access Point. A wifi router that is set to Access Point mode is just fine. There are a heck of a lot more options out there if you also include wifi routers. Also,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-31-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By jimbo75
You can download the latest firmware from the...

You can download the latest firmware from the linksys website. You just need to know which hardware revision you have. (Probably on the label on the underside of the router)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-31-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jimbo75
What is your current router model? Your best...

What is your current router model?

Your best bet is adding a second wifi router and set it to access point mode. The biggest question is how to connect it.... Running an Ethernet cable is best. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By jimbo75
It seems like you are running into the reasons...

It seems like you are running into the reasons why everyone will always say not to double NAT.

Having said that, if you are still troubleshooting, I'd start with seeing if wireless clients can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By jimbo75
So with the wireless client, are you trying to...

So with the wireless client, are you trying to reach Plex by using the WAN IP of the Firewall?

Is it possible to turn off NAT on the firewall and just route?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By jimbo75
There are fanless switch options out there. I'm...

There are fanless switch options out there. I'm sure everyone in the house doesn't want to hear your switch running...

It will depend on what your switching needs are. I'm assuming you are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By jimbo75
Try looking at Splunk or OpenNMS.

Try looking at Splunk or OpenNMS.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By jimbo75
Can you make a network diagram? Seems like you...

Can you make a network diagram? Seems like you might have made a network loop?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By jimbo75
HP makes great stuff. ...

HP makes great stuff.

HP-Procurve-1410-24G-Switch-J9561
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By jimbo75
Have you rebooted everything in your network? ...

Have you rebooted everything in your network?

Can you ping 8.8.8.8 from your server?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By jimbo75
Could you have an IP address conflict with...

Could you have an IP address conflict with something else in the network?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By jimbo75
How will you power the router? If possible,...

How will you power the router?

If possible, I would recommend keeping the ISP modem, router, and 16 port switch together in the study. It can make troubleshooting easier if the main components...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,844
Posted By jimbo75
Isn't that always the problem? Firmware is...

Isn't that always the problem? Firmware is always late and missing features. Everyone should read the reviews on cnet, smallnetbuilder before dropping $300 on this thing.
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