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    • This is a decent article on the subject.   http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372811,00.asp
    • @mudmanc4   Currently running the 2.3.3 dev version of pfsense.   I think it is pretty great. I love the new GUI, and yes the move to pkg was good too. Everything seems to be going in the right direction.
    • Use different ssd's.  In an "unmanaged" wifi access point (AP)  environment,  each AP's is not aware that there are others,  so they will hold on to the connection until it is unusable. Thus,  as you move around,  if the ssd's are the same you will not know which AP you are connected  to,  and it may be the weaker slower signal.  It is a pain to manually switch,  but this is the only way in an unmanaged environment. It doesn't matter if the ssd's are the same or not,  they will not auto-switch as long as a usable signal is available from the current AP.  So the advantage of different names is that you know where you are,  and if you are connected to the "best" AP.   If you want to make this more automatic,  search for "managed access point" - there are solutions out there for under $100 per AP.  All AP's have to be under management. 
    • Hello, can someone please help me tweak my settings to increase my internet speed?  Here is the information you require: 1.  Windows 10 2. Charter Communications - 60 Mps Download / ? Upload 3. I do not have any tweaking programs installed.  I was unable to run the TCP Tweak Test because, The test server is unreachable
      Error: access denied ("java.net.SocketPermission" "64.91.255.98:8086" "connect,resolve"). 4. Testmy.net = 2.5 Mps Download / 4 Mps Upload.  Nitro.ucsc.edu is no longer available to test.  Tracert results = Tracing route to testmy.net [64.111.22.10]
      over a maximum of 30 hops:   1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
        2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
        3  1921 ms    11 ms    11 ms  dtr03knwcwa-tge-0-6-0-3.knwc.wa.charter.com [96.34.106.229]
        4    12 ms     *       13 ms  96-34-105-74.static.unas.or.charter.com [96.34.105.74]
        5     *      369 ms    22 ms  bbr01yakmwa-bue-1.yakm.wa.charter.com [96.34.105.230]
        6    18 ms    15 ms    20 ms  lag-120.ear3.Seattle1.Level3.net [4.31.99.249]
        7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
        8   356 ms    42 ms    44 ms  4.34.32.38
        9     *      905 ms    59 ms  g7-42-edge5.core1.cos1.vis.data102.com [64.111.16.72]
       10    46 ms    44 ms    44 ms  195-16-111-64.auto.vis.data102.com [64.111.16.195]
       11    49 ms    43 ms    44 ms  testmy.net [64.111.22.10] Trace complete. 5. Done that. 6. Done that. 7. Done that.  Firmware is updated to the latest available. 8. Done that. 9. Done that. 10. Do not have ZoneAlarm Firewall. 11. I use Windows 10 Firewall. 12. Done that.  I use AVG. 13. Done that. 14. Done that. 15. Cablenut 4.08 is no longer available. 16. I am not using j79zlr's webpage tweak file.
    • Thank you. This helps to explain the volatility of results across devices in this home. If one person is running the test from a Windows laptop (WIFI), another from a MAC (WIFI) and a third from a hard wired Windows PC …all in different rooms …in a large house with concrete walls ….we're going to get different results/experiences when the max capacity from the ISP is 10Mbps and their best router is a 6 year old Thomson router. I'm trying to put pressure on the ISP, but they will continue to blame my devices until I can prove that the the bottleneck is from the router out through their nodes to the internet and back. Any suggestions?
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