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WTB: Home Networking equipment

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    A MicroSD card slot for NVR is a laughably bad idea. That said, 2.5" is also a bit of a pain in the ass in my small business corporate environment. Finding a >1GB 2.5" drive that isn't garbage (like the Unifi recommended 5GB Seagate consumer device that failed twice in <1yr) has been a challenge, so I finally just said screw it and went with a WD Red 4GB SSD. So far it's working wonderfully for our 4 G4 Pro's in the UCKP.

    For home use however, a 2.5" drive should be more than adequate.
    That's why I only have one CloudKey in the field and all the other locations I go with a Dream Machine Pro.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    What am I doing wrong. We have the stupid wifi box from xfinity and it has signal on all 3 floors and out in the yard just fine. Am I not taxing it? I was planning on upgrading when I get my cameras and security system but it seems fine right now.
    You're also probably paying $3-5/mo to rent that box. A new router typically pays for itself in a year or two.

    That said, if you like your current arrangement, by all means keep at it. Most people won't ever need anything more than the ISP's supplied modem/router combo.

    Those of us with "custom" network configs either use more data or want a finer degree of control over our own internal hardware (i.e. we're nerds), or some combination thereof.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    To those (myself included) who are curious, is it a failure rate that makes you pass on the SD card? I'm assuming the SD card was being used as temp storage, not permanent.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    I run Ubiquity access points, and don't bother with setting up a permanent system for their management platform. I install the software on a windows system, lay down a config, then only fire the app up when I feel like bothering with a firmware upgrade.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by 02redhawk View Post
    To those (myself included) who are curious, is it a failure rate that makes you pass on the SD card? I'm assuming the SD card was being used as temp storage, not permanent.
    If you mean the conversation about NVR on a SD card, SD cards are not built for write heavy loads at all. There are heavier duty SD cards out there, but they're still meant for taking pictures, not writing video data 24/7/365. There's a significantly higher chance of failure using an SD card to record video than any mechanical or solid state hard drive.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    I keep debating if it's worth it to upgrade from my original USG and CloudKey to the DreamMachine Pro.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    Much newer, built literally today, firmware exists for your router. It can fix a lot of issues on older hardware. I'm going to leave it at that because you need to know what you're doing before you reflash it.

    https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv..._tl-wdr3600v1/
    Well, I don't wanna jinx myself, but my shitty old router has been running consistently and without error for almost a solid week on DD-WRT.

    I don't have a TON of knowledge on what I'm doing, usually just enough to get myself in trouble... but I got it figured out enough to at least work and be capable of doing what I need it to do. So thanks for reminding me about the open source firmware options!


    Think I might hold off on buying new equipment for now until I actually pull the trigger on some cameras. Still researching that one off and on. Looking for more options like the Wyze and Eufy systems.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvDog View Post
    I keep debating if it's worth it to upgrade from my original USG and CloudKey to the DreamMachine Pro.
    I run an Edgerouter Lite (predates the USG) and a Raspberry Pi for the controller and have the same thought as you. I really want the dream machine but I don't need it.

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    Re: WTB: Home Networking equipment

    The UDM-Pro is dreamy. We now have that paired to a couple UAP-AC-LR's situated at opposite ends of the castle. Because the only acceptable amount of overkill is massive, obscene, excessive overkill.

    I also decline to discuss what this kit has cost me.

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