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11 hours ago, KLF said:

ISP: Telia, 1000/100 upgraded yesterday to 1000/500 for free (ISP is upgrading all gigabit customers to 500mbps upload). 

Router: Asus AC-68U 

Switches: 3x HP 1820-8 

 

Few years back this building was renovated and that included fiber and network inside apartment. Every room except kitchen and bathroom have dual ethernet jacks, I also had them install extra two ethernet jacks in a walk-in closet. Then I bought an Ikea shoe rack, on the bottom shelf is bunch of external drives, top shelf has HP Microserver G8, UPS, Asus router, one HP switch and a Philips HUE box. All this is on the top shelf in that closet.  Second HP switch is in the electrical box next to my door, third one is here in my "office" and I'm going to need a fourth switch at some point in my living room when I do some rearranging there.   


Looking at the speed test, I don't really need to upgrade my trusty old Asus but I would just like to. Things have worked way too smoothly for too many years now. 

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If you have ethernet to every device than the AC68U is just fine. If you were stuck with lots of wireless devices like me, you'd be comping at the bit to upgrade.  I still have an AC68U in my closet for backup in case something were to die.

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Yea, there is no actual need to upgrade the AC68U, it is more like wanting something to tinker with 😄

 

There is a bunch of wireless devices but no heavy use, I'm also thinking about rearranging the office too and I should wire more devices as I've been lazy 🙂 

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Guess i can now update my Network Setup.

 

So i am currently running the following (Testing the Router after my hardwork),

 

Modem: Zyxel VMG4005-B50A

Router: GL-Inet Flint AX1800 **Custom Openwrt made to day after weeks of porting it over!** Else its the trusty Linksys WRT32X with my custom OpenWRT

Dummy Access Point: Gl-Inet AR750 to isolate security system.

ProxMox Box: Seed Odyssey X86, 8GB Ram (Soldered flith), Quadcore Celeron J4105 with 1TB SATA M.2 and 128GB NVME M.2.

 

VM's Running:

 

- Portainer/Docker for Network DDNS, 2x DNS Adblock/Malware/Gambling/Porn Blocker, Teamspeak Server, Two Webservers, Database Server and Reverse proxy NGINX.

- DevBox for Driver Modifications (Either on or off depending on if i need the other VM)

- Nextcloud File,Email and Talkserver

- Game servers via AMP

- OpenWRT Compiler Box (Either on or off depending on if i need the other VM)

 

What's left to do, compile Mesh Networking software for OpenWRT for the Flint AX1800, then test out some mesh nodes

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{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

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{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

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On 2/11/2022 at 3:19 PM, Jarhead said:

Currently on a symmetric gig-fiber plan with their modem feeding into my Linksys WRT1900ACS router. From there, the home server is hooked into that and sometimes a Synology as well; these primarily run the home's centralized file storage, service containers, etc. Rest of the house is (currently) wireless and has a few Roku boxes set up as well as our laptops/desktops. Despite being wireless and going through a floor / walls / etc, wireless speeds still typically hit 300-500 Mbps bandwidth.

 

Replaced the Linksys with an Asus RT-AX86U.

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Agree with @Jarhead. as much as i like Linksys WRT's there is no way they can route 1Gbps connections let along 600Mbps ones.

 

Now you could go the ASUS RT-AX86U or you could go the route i would go and get some Wifi 6E Access Points then get something like an PC Engine APU4D or something like 6 Intel i225 2.5G Lans Celeron J4125 pfSense Firewall Router Quad Core 2*DDR4 6x 2500M Nics Fanless Mini PC OPNsense Openwrt| | - AliExpress in the x86 range.

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{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

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{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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This is probably gonna be wimpy compared to your setups, but this is what I have.

 

ISP: AT&T, 20Mbps down, 1Mbps up (America moment)

Modem: AT&T thing, not sure what the model is.

Router: Linksys WRT1900AC v2 (Running OpenWRT)

Switch: None

 

I might get 10G network cards and a 10G switch for a future NAS, but currently I have no reason to upgrade my networking, other than maybe getting a more power efficient router that runs my preferred router software, Tomato.

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9 hours ago, K4sum1 said:

This is probably gonna be wimpy compared to your setups, but this is what I have.

 

ISP: AT&T, 20Mbps down, 1Mbps up (America moment)

Modem: AT&T thing, not sure what the model is.

Router: Linksys WRT1900AC v2 (Running OpenWRT)

Switch: None

 

I might get 10G network cards and a 10G switch for a future NAS, but currently I have no reason to upgrade my networking, other than maybe getting a more power efficient router that runs my preferred router software, Tomato.

 

We all start somewhere. Also smart move on the Linksys WRT using openwrt far better then stock firmware, from a Linksys WRT32x user.

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{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

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{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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2 hours ago, solidus1983 said:

 

We all start somewhere. Also smart move on the Linksys WRT using openwrt far better then stock firmware, from a Linksys WRT32x user.

Yeah, I've been using custom firmwares since my second router. All my routers have come from thrift stores, so I'm usually a bit behind the latest tech. My first router was some old Cradlepoint thing, sadly it got no custom firmwares and was 2.4g only. I then upgraded to a Linksys E3000, which I fooled around with firmwares on, and discovered that I like Tomato the best. Later on I got some Netgear thing with similar capabilities as a range extension for the network. A few years later, a slight upgrade to the Linksys E3200, which didn't do much, I think I like the E3000 better just for the better looking design. And finally, we get to my WRT1900AC v2, which unfortunately doesn't have any Tomato based firmwares.

 

Also I have a couple of access points and routers that I got from a friend sitting in a box, not sure when I'll try fooling around with them though.

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2 hours ago, K4sum1 said:

Yeah, I've been using custom firmwares since my second router. All my routers have come from thrift stores, so I'm usually a bit behind the latest tech. My first router was some old Cradlepoint thing, sadly it got no custom firmwares and was 2.4g only. I then upgraded to a Linksys E3000, which I fooled around with firmwares on, and discovered that I like Tomato the best. Later on I got some Netgear thing with similar capabilities as a range extension for the network. A few years later, a slight upgrade to the Linksys E3200, which didn't do much, I think I like the E3000 better just for the better looking design. And finally, we get to my WRT1900AC v2, which unfortunately doesn't have any Tomato based firmwares.

 

Also I have a couple of access points and routers that I got from a friend sitting in a box, not sure when I'll try fooling around with them though.

 

For tomato firmware you need a broadcom device or one based on MIPS.

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{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

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{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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you guys will probably laugh at me but im using my s21 ultra as a wifi router and im getting 100gb of 200mbps data...I cancelled everything because I need money and im retarded

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On 6/28/2022 at 8:34 PM, ryan said:

you guys will probably laugh at me but im using my s21 ultra as a wifi router and im getting 100gb of 200mbps data...I cancelled everything because I need money and im retarded

 

Whatever works in the end.

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Yet another Networking update.

 

Modem: Zyxel VMG4005-B50A

Router: Linksys WRT32X with my custom OpenWRT, Trying to compile for the GL-iNet AX1800 openwrt

Dummy Access Point: GL-iNet AR750 to isolate security system.

ProxMox Box: MinisForum HX90, AMD 5900HX (Knee capped to 15w), 32GB DDR4, 1TB NVME WD SN350, 1TB Sandisk X400 in an NGFF to SATA Adaptor, 500GB WD Blue SSD SATA

 

VM's Running:

 

- Portainer/Docker for Network DDNS, 2x DNS Adblock/Malware/Gambling/Porn Blocker, Teamspeak Server, Two Webservers, Database Server and Reverse proxy NGINX.

- DevBox for Driver Modifications (Off when not in use)

- Nextcloud File,Email and Talkserver

- Game servers via AMP

- OpenWRT Compiler Box (Off when not in use)

{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

Spoiler

{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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3 hours ago, ryan said:

is it powered by uranium>? lol thats pretty beefy bro

 

If we are talking about the new Mini-PC being used as a server, currently under 50w total under full load. 

I have gone from compiling OpenWRT firmware within 72 hours (Seed Odyssey Box) to just under 1 hour with just using 8 dedicated cores at 5.5GB of ram out of the 32GB.

I have also noticed that DDNS and DNS services are running even better on the Docker/Portainer VM too as thats now on 4 Cores shared dedicated with 4GB of ram. 

Then there is nextcloud that was so slow but with 4 cores shared and 4GB of ram its as fast as it can ever be. What i find fun is i no longer need to turn one VM off to turn another on to make the driver mods. Its fantastic.

 

Infact i did a clean NetISO install of Debian 12 on the box today it took all of 5 minutes to get it installed and everything setup.

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{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

Spoiler

{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 2933MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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I have downgraded to the Linksys E3200 because I like Tomato, it's smaller, and it uses less power. I don't have much use for 802.11ac, so I'm fine with it.

 

Thinkpad T430 - i7 3630QM, 16GB RAM, Intel HD 4000, 1080p display mod

Elitebook 8770W - i5 3320M (Temporary), 16GB RAM, GTX 980m (broken)

Main PC - Ryzen 7 2700X, 48GB RAM, GTX 970

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