• New System!

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Tue Aug 29 06:29:00 2023
    I splurged on a new/used system, needed something with a bit more
    horsepower.

    Old: Dell Inspiron, 4th gen i7, 16 GB of RAM, no TPM, wonky bios. It
    loses the time and date every time I turn it off, even with a new
    battery.

    New: Dell Optiplex, 9th gen i7, 64 GB of RAM, TPM for Windows 11

    The new system has 2 PCI-x 16 slots instead of one, and an NVMe slot for
    later down the road.

    It's got DisplayPort instead of HDMI, surprisingly I could only get
    1920x1080 out of them. I installed a video card, and it also would only
    do 1920x1080. When I used the HDMI port on the card, I was able to
    get 2540x1080 out of my ultrawide. Apparently I might need new cables if
    I want to support this monitor with DP.

    No wireless or Bluetooth, not a major deal. I put a USB bluetooth dongle
    on and I've got ethernet.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Aug 30 15:53:21 2023
    Re: New System!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Aug 29 2023 06:29 am


    No wireless or Bluetooth, not a major deal. I put a USB bluetooth dongle
    on and I've got ethernet.


    no, you have wifi.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Fri Sep 1 06:24:00 2023
    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    No wireless or Bluetooth, not a major deal. I put a USB bluetooth dongle
    on and I've got ethernet.


    no, you have wifi.

    You misunderstood. I have wired ethernet, so I don't need wireless.




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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Sep 2 01:14:00 2023
    poindexter FORTRAN wrote to MRO <=-

    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    No wireless or Bluetooth, not a major deal. I put a USB bluetooth dongle
    on and I've got ethernet.


    no, you have wifi.

    You misunderstood. I have wired ethernet, so I don't need wireless.

    I got it. Had to reread a second time with one of the other voices in my head.
    You have bluetooth wireless AND you have ethernet. I prefer a wired connection myself, all my PCs are 1000BaseT ethernet as well. Well, except for my C128, THAT is on a WiFi modem....



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Weatherman on Sun Sep 3 08:12:00 2023
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    You have bluetooth wireless AND you have ethernet. I prefer a wired connection myself, all my PCs are 1000BaseT ethernet as well. Well, except for my C128, THAT is on a WiFi modem....

    I've posted before about this - I limped along for a bunch of years on powerline adapters. The connection from my router to the BBS got close
    to 150 mbps, but my office only got around 30 mbps.

    About a year ago, I paid to have a couple of CAT6 runs put in between my bedroom and home office, and ditched wifi for my workflows. I'll never
    go back.

    I remember wiring offices where we had 4 Cat5 connectors and 2 voice
    connectors at 100+ locations - my last office had 4-5 ethernet drops and *everything* was wifi.



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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 11 21:03:40 2023
    Re: Re: New System!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Weatherman on Sun Sep 03 2023 08:12:00

    I've posted before about this - I limped along for a bunch of years on powerline adapters. The connection from my router to the BBS got close
    to 150 mbps, but my office only got around 30 mbps.

    About a year ago, I paid to have a couple of CAT6 runs put in between my bedroom and home office, and ditched wifi for my workflows. I'll never
    go back.

    This past year, I bumped my main switch to 10gb ethernet, and bumped up to a Cat6 commercial grade AP... I typically test between 400-800mbps wireless throughput depending where in the house I am. I have a 10gb ethernet card for my desktop, but I'd need to remove my windows drive in order to free up the slot to use it (pcie 4x to nvme adapter). My incoming internet is now 2gb (2335mbps), I also got a 10gb ethernet card in my NAS, and other network devices are 2.5gb. So I'm set for a while now.

    Still have a few more wired ethernet drops I want done in my house, but the wifi6 throughput has mostly obviated the urgency. I've tried powerline adapters before, but wasn't much better than 802.11g wifi in my experience.


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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Sep 12 08:50:11 2023
    Re: Re: New System!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Weatherman on Sun Sep 03 2023 08:12 am

    I remember wiring offices where we had 4 Cat5 connectors and 2 voice connectors at 100+ locations - my last office had 4-5 ethernet drops and *everything* was wifi.

    Did they not want to wire everything?

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Wed Sep 13 06:36:00 2023
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    the wifi6 throughput has mostly obviated the urgency. I've tried powerline adapters before, but wasn't much better than 802.11g wifi in
    my experience.


    My house has two breaker boxes. The cable modem and the BBS were on one
    box, and powerline was good for around 200 mbps on a speedtest. My
    office was on the second box, and I was lucky if I got 30-40. Lots of interference, too - when I put up Christmas lights, my throughput would
    drop.

    The other benefit to running ethernet was being able to set up an AP on
    the office end to act as a 4-port switch and a wireless repeater.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to candycane on Wed Sep 13 06:37:00 2023
    candycane wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Did they not want to wire everything?

    For a small 20-30 person office, they didn't see any need. I didn't miss
    wired ethernet much, I had a wired port for imaging PCs and that was it.



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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Sep 14 08:42:54 2023
    Re: Re: New System!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to candycane on Wed Sep 13 2023 06:37 am

    Did they not want to wire everything?

    For a small 20-30 person office, they didn't see any need. I didn't miss wired ethernet much, I had a wired port for imaging PCs and that was it.

    Oh, yea that makes sense for a 20 person office. You probably would want ethernet for a large company..

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Sep 15 19:07:50 2023
    Re: Re: New System!
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Wed Sep 13 2023 06:36:00

    My house has two breaker boxes. The cable modem and the BBS were on one box, and powerline was good for around 200 mbps on a speedtest. My
    office was on the second box, and I was lucky if I got 30-40. Lots of interference, too - when I put up Christmas lights, my throughput would drop.

    Yeah, that's definitely harsh and not enough if working with remote files... And inconsistent througput is not fun at all, can only imagin the packet errors and retries if watching/logging.

    The other benefit to running ethernet was being able to set up an AP on the office end to act as a 4-port switch and a wireless repeater.

    Cool... I've got a couple wifi to lan receivers I wound up not needing, which I may use in the future... my single AP in the middle of the house on the second floor reaches the entire property just fine (which isn't that big), can get to the back patio and yard fine, as well as into my car, which sometimes has issues with continuity for calls as I'm driving away.


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