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    Struggling with UniFi USG Pro 4 setup, anyone have time to help?

    I have appointments early today, but should have time to work on this after lunch. Thanks.
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    Struggling with UniFi USG Pro 4 setup, anyone have time to help?

    Hey guys, had a long day of work, etc., finally sat down at the computer. I have no time to work on this tonight, will do more troubleshooting tomorrow. DonTC - I will Google how to bulk adopt peanuthead - I did look at them, but they are long and I really don't understand a great deal of the...
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    Struggling with UniFi USG Pro 4 setup, anyone have time to help?

    First some background... My home network is fairly complex (I'll include an equipment list below) because in addition to my house I have 2 other buildings; a workshop/storage building, and also an almost finished guest cottage (I plan to create a guest network for it soon, but have not had the...
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    Network pics thread

    Made some additions/deletions to my home rack. The wiring is a mess but it all works, some day I will make it look pretty with matching, neat cabling.
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    Ubiquiti Unifi US-24-250W POE switch - quieter fan swap

    I also just got a USG Pro 4, I also just bought the USG Pro 4, it's stock fans are even louder than the switch, a high pitched whine. I ordered Noctuas for it.
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    Ubiquiti Unifi US-24-250W POE switch - quieter fan swap

    No. The PCB has a fan controller built into it. I did not use the included resistor cables.
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    Ubiquiti Unifi US-24-250W POE switch - quieter fan swap

    No, the other 2 ports and fan headers were already there. I had to ream out the 4 fan mounting holes a little, the Noctua fan screws are a little larger than stock ones.
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    Ubiquiti Unifi US-24-250W POE switch - quieter fan swap

    I just recently added a Unifi US-24-250W POE switch to my home network. It is an excellent piece of kit, but the stock cooling fans are quite noisy and the sound really bothered me. So I purchased 4 Noctua NF-A4x20 FLX 12V fans and swapped them into my switch. Before and after dB readings are...
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    Any other Ubiquiti Unifi fanboys here?

    I chose to install high quality 10G certified cable and terminations because I want to wire my house once and be done with it. I don't have any 10G gear yet, but I expect to in the future. The cable cost slightly more than non-shielded, but I want to do it once and never think about it again...
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    Network pics thread

    I was considering doing that, I will look into it, thanks.
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    Any other Ubiquiti Unifi fanboys here?

    Thanks DonTC, but I think I have the cabling covered. I'm replacing the very poor quality Cat5 that the previous owner had installed with new shielded 6A. The cable terminations are a PITA compared to Cat5, but worth the effort. My first couple failed, but now I have the hang of it. My cable...
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    Network pics thread

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    Any other Ubiquiti Unifi fanboys here?

    I'm making some major upgrades to the network in my house. Not just this stuff, but upgrading all of the very old cabling as well.
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    Help! ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 will not start! Unresponsive

    At least the final time this PC ran it had a normal shutdown, fairly certain my data will be intact. Fingers crossed, now I need to order some new PC parts. With my overly busy schedule this is about the last thing I have time for right now...
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    Help! ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 will not start! Unresponsive

    OK, did this exact thing. Jumpered from the backside of the connector while not plugged into MOBO, PSU and fans start. Shut off PSU, plugged into MOBO, powered PSU on, hit power switch, nothing. Pretty certain the MOBO is dead at this point. Also, I performed this test with nothing but the MOBO...
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    Help! ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 will not start! Unresponsive

    Not 100% certain how to do this. Do you add a jumper (green wire to ground) on the back side of the MOBO power connector?
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    Help! ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 will not start! Unresponsive

    Update: I performed the PSU green wire test, the case fans and Corsair cooler started normally. Is the MOBO dead?
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    Help! ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 will not start! Unresponsive

    ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Yesterday morning I used this PC for a couple of hours then shut it down using Start>Shutdown as I always do, it was working perfectly. About 2 weeks ago I installed a new CR2032 MOBO battery. This PC has been totally reliable since I built it years ago. Intel i2600K...
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    Network pics thread

    A little Ubiquiti love for my "new" home. Anyone in need of some used 'burnt orange' shag carpeting?
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    Failing Card or Monitor?

    Nope. 2 different HDMI cables, a DVI cable and then just using the internal tuner with an antenna attached via coax. Definitely the TV. The dots usually don't appear right when it is turned on, but slowly develop and then reach a state where they don't get any worse but are extremely annoying...
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    Failing Card or Monitor?

    I hooked up an antenna to it and the problem was still there. Bummer, it's only 8 years old! Time for a new monitor.
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    Failing Card or Monitor?

    I've tried 3 different sources now, the rows of black dots come and go. Usually start after the monitor has been on for a bit. Pretty sure it's dying.
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    Failing Card or Monitor?

    After being out of town for a few days I turned on my PC to discover the display not looking so great. I run an EVGA 560Ti via HDMI to a Sharp 32" LCD 1080P HDTV as my monitor. The image below shows the issue with my display; rows of flickering black dots and other garbage covering the entire...
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    Network pics thread

    I also use only the highest quality chewing gum, and sometimes the 'limited edition' Elmers Glue. It's just difficult for me to not try to eat the glue, it's so delicious. ;)
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    Faster software VPN?

    I'm in Shanghai now. ExpressVPN is working fine, just not super-fast. I can watch videos, some take a bit of time to load, but I am used to very fast internet service at my home in CO. ExpressVPN does enable viewing FB, YouTube, etc which are normally blocked here. So far so good, using a server...
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    Faster software VPN?

    I travel to China (Beijing and Shanghai) often for work and I utilize VPN software on my laptop while I am there to maintain access to the various sites that the Chinese government blocks. Up until yesterday I had been using PureVPN but cancelled my account with them after growing weary of their...
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    Win 7 64bit 'safe mode' when booting from array?

    OK that worked, but I didn't get the results that I was after. I was able to boot into Safe Mode, perfect, but... The reason I wanted to is even though Win 7 shows me as the Administrator, and I am the only user of this PC, for some reason Win 7 will not allow me to update or change certain...
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    Win 7 64bit 'safe mode' when booting from array?

    I'll give it a try when I get home, thanks
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    Win 7 64bit 'safe mode' when booting from array?

    I need to boot my Windows 7 64 bit PC into safe mode but cannot using the F8 key because that just brings up my RAID menu. I currently am running a RAID1 array off of 2 SSDs for the OS. How can I boot into safe mode with this configuration? Thanks.
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    Network pics thread

    I do believe there is a singing fish on your wall.
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    Network pics thread

    I too am jealous of his Roto-Kabob
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    What's your SSID?

    Kitty_Porn
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    Network pics thread

    The EdgeRouter Lite is powered by a 1A 12V wall-wart.
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    Network pics thread

    ReadyNAS Pro
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    Network pics thread

    Someone asked me to update as to the reliability of these WD20EFRX drives. After ~5 months of use, no issues at all. Of course this server is not getting thrashed like an enterprise installation would be, but for my home NAS they've been completely reliable thus far. Only possible issue is the...
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    +1 Of course, the result will give me a major inferiority complex. I found this image on Google:
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    Network pics thread

    FIFY
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    Network pics thread

    At least they didn't plumb your toilets.
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    If nothing else, my internet is remarkably consistent:
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    Network pics thread

    A friend of mine tried that once. He spent most of a night running lots and lots of ethernet and coax everywhere. He came back two days later and found all of it in a pile in the garage.
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