That is all.
I want to relocate my router (Unifi UDM) for better range in my house. However, the best location doesn’t have a coax entry, so I have two options: (1) keep the modem where it is and run a 50’ Ethernet cable to the router or (2) move them both and run a 50’ coax cable to the new location. Is one option preferable to the other? I have a slight preference for the coax option, as I already have a cable for it.
EDIT: This blew up. Thanks for all of the advice. I ordered 50' of flat cat6 cable, so I'm going to give that a shot, as it'll look a bit nicer than the coax.
So many electronics have switched to USB type C ports. I assume it is more efficient in some way? Why haven't ethernet cables had updates over the years? Different kind of data? Too much work?
I just have no idea why certain cables get updated while others don't and what goes in to that decision.
I am purchasing a new construction, and we have our electrical walk next week. I am going to tell them how I want the house to be wired for ethernet, anything I should keep in mind?
I was thinking having the modem in the basement where the internet enters the house, and have ethernet wired to each room that I want for router access or direct wire access. It's just as simple as that?
What cable do I use? Is there any specs on what cable I should choose?
I do need a "switch" to branch from the modem/router to all hardwired rooms?
Le's say I also want two routers in the house, how are those connected? just both to the modem specifically?
Might need explained like I’m 5 but bear with me.
At point of new construction 3 floors when you include the basement....to wire up the house. There are 4 locations where I want wired connections for 4k streaming TVs and 4k game system. Then strong WiFi everywhere maybe even outside. I will have 1GB internet plan from my cable company so I would like to get the most out of it. At first I was just thinking get a high speed normal router and use ports to spread throughout the house. But deciding where to centrally locate it is the issue. (There’s always a wife factor 😒)Then I remembered these mesh systems. So questions are....
Can these mesh systems also be wired? Does each hub have to be wired to receive fastest speeds? And are there mesh systems that support 1GB? Which way would you go about it if in my situation with house framed and not drywalled yet?
I’ll follow up on any reply’s if any questions need answered.
I've had an Apple Tv 4K for a while, and have never really had issues with it. I just upgraded to a brand new, top of the line 4K TV and want to make sure I'm getting the best possible picture out of my TV. I already have a certified premium high speed HDMI cable to facilitate 4K Dolby Vision and HDR, but I was wondering if hardwiring it via ethernet would give me any benefit. It's only a three foot run, so it's not inconvenient, but my internet speed is only 300mbs (I don't have gigabit speed) and I've never really noticed any issues.
EDIT 1: I found the culprit and solved it! Turned out that terminal in the first switch wich connects to the modem bottlenecked the whole network because it was wrong crimped( I had a green between the blues). I now get an easy 350/350. I feel pretty dumb, but I know I have learned a whole lot:
Again thank you all very much! I had a blast!
EDIT: UPDATE: Wow I didnt expect so much help. I mean to update yesterday, I thought I did but I did apparently not. Nonetheless. Thanks all. Now: Mos... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have had my Synology DS416play connected via gigabit directly to my router. I also had my MacBook Air M1 connected via 802.11ac WiFi. Time machine backups were taking quite a long time and I decided to try an ethernet hub connecting the MacBook directly to the router. This is a semi-permanent installation during the "work day" and the distance between router, NAS and computer is only a few feet.
I had a very good signal on 802.11ac from the MacBook to the router: 866 Mbps, RSSI -26 dBm, Noise -92 dBm. However, I wanted to try an all wired connection and the results were decidedly in favor of wired. Note, I used CAT 6A cables which might be overkill but I got a great deal on them.
WiFi: Average ping to Synology: 5.5ms, Max ping: 10.767ms
Wired: Average ping: 0.676ms, max ping: 0.795ms
I used the ATTO Disk Benchmark program to test read/write speeds on wired and wireless. The wireless connection maxed out at 80 Mbps (read) at a 4MB file size and then performance dropped considerab... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am mulling over a number of UniFi products for a home network and that will require me to run some Ethernet lines from the basement up to the attic. Rather than just wing it, I figured I'd ask what the best practices are for doing this... (Some of these may be obvious to those in the know, but this would be my first foray into this.)
Some of the questions I'm pondering are:
does proximity to hot pipes matter?
does proximity to electric lines matter?
what is the best way to figure out pathways that run from the top of the house to the bottom?
is it better to buy a spool of cables, and attach RJ45's after?
how to measure the proper length of cable and how much slack to add on to each run?
is it better to use CAT6 or CAT7? Any compatibility issues that could pop up? do all cables support POE?
if you run a line with POE, is there any way to split that line and power multiple devices off of it upstream?
Hi guys... I know this have been talked before, but I can't find a solution for my problem. Recently I upgraded to 250mbps. All my Wi-Fi devices such iPhone and Android are receiving the 250mbps speed, but for some reason , my PC is not receiving it.
First I thought it was my Ethernet cable, but I just bought one on Walmart and nothing... it's still 100mbps.
Could someone help me with this?
This is the cable that I bought:
These are my settings:
[https://ibb.co/K5x82PD... keep reading on reddit ➡
Number of WiFi-only laptops w/o internal Ethernet module is growing. This is a problem for desktop users trying BSD variants for the first time. It will be necessary to have compatible external USB WiFi adapter to run BSD taking into account bad support for internal WiFi modules.
Data from https://bsd-hardware.info/
I had a strange situation where I had 0 problems coming out of Act 2 and into Act 3; All of a sudden, I started getting ping spikes and the network problem icon that actually caused serious stutters and lag spikes (even if the ping doesn't go up).
I attributed this problem to Valorant/Rito because I didn't have this problem and I've been using the same router/Wi-Fi since Act 1, but after nearly quitting from the stuttering/lag, I tried plugging in an Ethernet cable and my gameplay has been spiffy clean since and everything is as crisp (or better) as it's ever been in the last two acts.
Not saying Rito doesn't have issues, but if you're not using Ethernet, it could potentially be on the client-side's internet connection. My hit-reg has never felt off ever since I've switched.
just for your reference, I live in western Canada with a pretty fast internet connection (150Mb/s), so it's definitely not the speed but rather the consistency caused by my Wi-Fi.
So, I have a strange problem happening in my home network since I daisy chained 2 different switches. Basically my layout is this. I did it this way because I didn't have cables long enough to connect "PC 2" and "PC 3"(which is my PC) directly to "Switch 1" and I also needed more ports for future use.
But since then, my speed drops from normal which is around 30 mbps to 8-9 mbps. This gets fixed if I replug the ethernet in my computer or just restart it. The speed gets back to normal and after some hours/days it drops to 8-9 mbps again. At first I thought that some electrical interference was going on since I routed my utp cable from "PC 3" to "Switch 2" along side with an electrical cable but I re-routed it away and that didn't fix the issue...
Now, I want to start eliminating possible reasons that might cause this problem.
First of all, is the layout correct? I'm not a network expert but I read that it's possible to create a network loop that can cau... keep reading on reddit ➡
My house has telephone jacks everywhere but no Ethernets. Can I somehow use them to get Ethernet from the main router to another room that is on a difference electrical circuit but has the same telephone lines?
right now i just have a router next to my incoming cable with mediocre wifi throughout the house. i'd like to change the setup so that my router sends back from the office into the utility room where i'd setup a switch and then connect it to 2 different rooms on opposite floor/sides of the house where i'd use the ethernet link to feed 2 new access points to smother the house in wifi. i'm not sure exactly what this "switch" is that all of the ethernet wires feed into, but each chord is thankfully labelled above it so it won't be difficult to identify the lines i'd like to use. thanks for your help!
just to clarify this house is ~5 years old and was prewired for phone everywhere and i (mis?)understood it was also prewired for ethernet. i didn't realize you could use the blue cate5 for phone as well and it looks like they just used that for everything. there are a few that terminate properly into cate5 ports in a few rooms (2 i've found so far),... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey all, at my parents house we’ve never use Ethernet but I know the ports are cabled. I found where they all came to in my basement, but I have honestly no clue what I’m looking at. Obviously it looks like nothing is connected, but what is this white board? Some sort of old switch? Thanks for your help. https://i.imgur.com/75HAr8w.jpg
Hello all, I'm back with another fun story. This is a story that happened a few days ago, but is still makes me chuckle and die a little inside at the same time.
A new user called into the help desk to assist in a first time login, because the computer she's on was not connect to the companies network so it wouldn't recognize her domain credentials. The fix for this is very simple though. Plug in an ethernet cable in a core office location. That's it, that is all there is to it. It should be pretty simple right? Well if it was I wouldn't be posting the story here.
The call goes something like this;
>Me: Thank you for contacting the [insert company name here] Helpdesk, my name is EonThief how can I help you?
>User: I'm a new employee and I need help logging into the computer.
>Me: I can definitely assist with that, are there any error messages on the screen when you try and login?
>Me: Can you please read them for me?
I know this has been covered but just posting what worked for me and listing the components that worked to get the ethernet working vs buying the Google 10/100
Purchased the Belkin Usb C network adapter from Bestbuy. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/belkin-usb-c-network-adapter-black/6409320.p?skuId=6409320
Also purchased the Belkin Boost Charge USB-C GaN Wall Charger 30W , Bestbuy was out of stock so I bought it at target. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/belkin-boost-charge-usb-c-gan-wall-charger-30w-white/6440908.p?skuId=6440908
And I used a brand new USB-C cable from my pixel 3 that I had never used .
Plug and play didn't have to turn off wifi it just detected the ethernet cable as soon as it booted up . As stated in other posts you will not get full gigabit speeds I get about 330 down and 50 up consistently. I have gig down 50 up, ping is lower. Been running with the hardwire for two days no problems yet.
And the CCGTV doesn't disconnect randomly like it did while on wifi. I think... keep reading on reddit ➡
Forgive the venting, we've got covid and collapsing democracies and whatnot, but what irks me most (mostly joking) is FB killing the ethernet adapter support.
I had this sweet setup, I had an ethernet dongle with power pass through velcroed to my headset strap, so my elite strap with battery still worked, I had this super thin ethernet cable that I could barely feel running dozens of feet away to my computer, and I had an image so crystal clear and perfect you'd swear it was an HDMI cable. And now, post v23, with wireless and VD or USB 3 cable with Link it looks like I'm staring through the butt end of a potato. It's horrendous, low on details, laggy, tracking seems to stutter. So now I've got to spend time trying to troubleshoot, is it my wifi, is it the knock-off link cable (it was well reviewed for Questing), is it something else, maybe it'll never look good again, maybe this is my new normal -- if so, that's it, PCVR is dead for me.
But, why'd they do it? I work with embedded... keep reading on reddit ➡