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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
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, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By jimbo75
Try looking at Splunk or OpenNMS.

Try looking at Splunk or OpenNMS.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By jimbo75
HP makes great stuff. ...

HP makes great stuff.

HP-Procurve-1410-24G-Switch-J9561
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,722
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.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   02-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimbo75
That's a good deal. I got one for $60 on a Black...

That's a good deal. I got one for $60 on a Black Friday deal two holidays ago... Works great when you want to watch OTA TV from your W7 laptop from anywhere in the house.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By jimbo75
How about getting a shelf? Then you can use any...

How about getting a shelf? Then you can use any router you want...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 84,562
Posted By jimbo75
I just installed MBServer this weekend on my...

I just installed MBServer this weekend on my HTPC.... I was testing out the Web Client and seem to be running into issues with Live TV. If I use the Chrome browser on my phone, the Tuner does not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By jimbo75
Did you try changing the channel on your router?...

Did you try changing the channel on your router? Instead of 6, try 1 or 11.

You can download different programs to scan channels and see what your neighbors are using.... For Android, you can get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,266
Posted By jimbo75
So, from a Live TV standpoint, does it make any...

So, from a Live TV standpoint, does it make any difference if Server and Classic are on two different boxes? (vs putting Server and Classic on just my HTPC) Are there any pros/cons either way?
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,266
Posted By jimbo75
LiveTV looks cool... I'm ready to install MB3. I...

LiveTV looks cool... I'm ready to install MB3. I have a HTPC running W7 (with i5 Ivybridge CPU) and a Server running WHS2011 (with i5 Haswell CPU), so I don't think transcoding should be an issue...
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