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Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:02 pm

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javy knows my name wrote:Prime day has been a horsefeathers show, my god. Not a single deal I clicked on is actually available to be added to my cart, or I get to checkout and it freezes.


The whole site is running really badly, which is not really a great advertisement for AWS.


Everything I try and look at gives me an error. I have no idea what's even available for me not to be able to buy
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Best Buy is partnering with Amazon to sell "Fire TV's"...

https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/18/invest ... index.html

As part of Best Buy's deal with Amazon, Best Buy will no longer make Insignia televisions with Roku's operating system built-in.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:14 pm

we'll see how the days progress, but I have finally upgraded to a mesh network and so far I am happy with it. my house has a basement (where my fiber comes in) and 2 full floors above so I had been using powerline adapters to get a solid signal to my upstairs Apple TV. we've since added enough other devices that the wireless upstairs kinda sucked. since installing I'm testing at right around 80 mpbs in every room of the house now (I pay for 60)
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:we'll see how the days progress, but I have finally upgraded to a mesh network and so far I am happy with it. my house has a basement (where my fiber comes in) and 2 full floors above so I had been using powerline adapters to get a solid signal to my upstairs Apple TV. we've since added enough other devices that the wireless upstairs kinda sucked. since installing I'm testing at right around 80 mpbs in every room of the house now (I pay for 60)

I'm going to give one last serious try of running cat6 from my basement router to the attic which gets weak wifi as is, but if I fail, I'm moving on to a mesh. What did you go with?
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Postby javy knows my name » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:30 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:we'll see how the days progress, but I have finally upgraded to a mesh network and so far I am happy with it. my house has a basement (where my fiber comes in) and 2 full floors above so I had been using powerline adapters to get a solid signal to my upstairs Apple TV. we've since added enough other devices that the wireless upstairs kinda sucked. since installing I'm testing at right around 80 mpbs in every room of the house now (I pay for 60)


This is really funny, I was about to post HALP on this forum like a day ago because of my dead zones in my 2 bedroom apt and then I googled my issue and bought google fi instead.

Glad to hear you're happy with it - I think my problem was I was using comcast's horsefeathers rental router and it couldn't make it through a double wall to my office. I bought a repeater and horsefeathers those things. Hopefully this works.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:30 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:we'll see how the days progress, but I have finally upgraded to a mesh network and so far I am happy with it. my house has a basement (where my fiber comes in) and 2 full floors above so I had been using powerline adapters to get a solid signal to my upstairs Apple TV. we've since added enough other devices that the wireless upstairs kinda sucked. since installing I'm testing at right around 80 mpbs in every room of the house now (I pay for 60)

I'm going to give one last serious try of running cat6 from my basement router to the attic which gets weak wifi as is, but if I fail, I'm moving on to a mesh. What did you go with?

I ended up trying google wifi since it was toward the lower end in price with the idea of moving up to velop if I wasn't satisfied. the other I seriously considered was the tp-link deco because it had a lot of really solid reviews, but I grabbed the google 3-pack for $10 cheaper as an open box item
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:we'll see how the days progress, but I have finally upgraded to a mesh network and so far I am happy with it. my house has a basement (where my fiber comes in) and 2 full floors above so I had been using powerline adapters to get a solid signal to my upstairs Apple TV. we've since added enough other devices that the wireless upstairs kinda sucked. since installing I'm testing at right around 80 mpbs in every room of the house now (I pay for 60)


This is really funny, I was about to post HALP on this forum like a day ago because of my dead zones in my 2 bedroom apt and then I googled my issue and bought google fi instead.

Glad to hear you're happy with it - I think my problem was I was using comcast's horsefeathers rental router and it couldn't make it through a double wall to my office. I bought a repeater and horsefeathers those things. Hopefully this works.

I've been wanting to do this for well over a year now, but I couldn't decide on the model to buy. it was ultimately my powerline adapters getting out of sync somehow that forced my hand
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby treebird » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:38 pm

sometimes my internet doesn’t work and then i just use my phone for a while and then when i check later my internet works again
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:43 pm

I finally upgraded to a Motorola AC1900 combo, and it was like night and day compared to the crappy Verizon Quantum combo I had before.
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Postby Banedon » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:45 pm

I had all kinds of issues using powerline adapters when I was Comcast. My fiber company provided a dual band router with 2.4g and 5g bands and I really haven't needed anything else since then, fortunately. The mesh network stuff sounds really cool...I just haven't had a need to look into it too deeply.
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 pm

I wish fiber was a thing in Columbus. My internet is hot trash
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:50 pm

I just speedtested my internet speed

34ms ping, 16.4 Mbps down, 6.5 up

What decade is this?
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby javy knows my name » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:38 pm

I love my Google wifi so very much. 140 mb downloads in my previous dead zone
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:43 pm

javy knows my name wrote:I love my Google wifi so very much. 140 mb downloads in my previous dead zone

yeah, I'm still consistently hitting 80 in every corner of the house.
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:50 pm

I hate all of you
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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm

Derwood wrote:I just speedtested my internet speed

34ms ping, 16.4 Mbps down, 6.5 up

What decade is this?


Oh, sweet; I pay for 50 MBPS, and it looks like I'm getting my money's worth and then some:

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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 pm

Derwood wrote:I just speedtested my internet speed

34ms ping, 16.4 Mbps down, 6.5 up

What decade is this?


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Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:28 pm

Seriously, I’ve been through three different ISP’s since moving here and they are all total balls
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