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by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: No Coffee
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: No Coffee

I see, I can understand the personal growth "mind over matter" tack :)
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Personal Finance Software?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Personal Finance Software?

I find it useful to use spreadsheets, write notes in Notepad, etc. Sometimes there is little benefit of being squared into some third-party software that only partly serves your needs.
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Passed CCNA and ENCOR
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Passed CCNA and ENCOR

Whoa congrats! :) Hope it gives you an appropriate salary bump, heh.
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: No Coffee
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: No Coffee

Why would you quit coffee? I can understand if you have hypertension or something, but I thought in moderation caffeine is not bad for your health.
by Philip
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

I think it is under WAN > DDNS
https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1011725/

Then you may have to change the settings in your app, and maybe enable remote/WAN access to the router. You can test if it works by disabling Wi-Fi on your phone, and see if it can connect using your cell service.
by Philip
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

I haven't played with it much... But, in general, if you want the app and/or "cloud storage" from a plugged-in USB drive available from other locations, you have to use dynamic host-to-IP address mapping, and use that hostname to connect to your router. Asus has a service like that, just l...
by Philip
Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Humboldt
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Happy Birthday Humboldt

Happy Birthday Humby! :thumb:
by Philip
Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:22 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates

I like to keep my browser addons and anti-virus light on resources, Ublock origin is good enough for me to block annoying ads. As far as more "advanced" browser protections, I tried a few long time ago, but they seemed to slow down browsing, and were heavy on resources, I did not like them.
by Philip
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(

Maybe your router, or another device/node near you is limiting the total amount of memory allocated for you, split between your buffers.
by Philip
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Cabledude!
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Happy Birthday Cabledude!

Happy Birthday! :thumb:
by Philip
Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(

That's the only way to control the TCP Window "buffer" under Windows 10/11. I wouldn't worry about it much. Reducing the TCP Window would only reduce throughput if the node is overloaded and you are transferring large amounts of data at the same time. In an unlikely situation like that, it...
by Philip
Mon Mar 25, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(

As I said before, if you want to reduce your buffers, you can change "TCP Window Auto tuning" to restricted. I wouldn't recommend it though, as it limits your throughput, and doesn't usually help latency.
by Philip
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Bufferbloat doesn't want to give me an A + :-(

Welcome Maks :) I don't worry about that bufferbloat score much, it is not necessarily a problem. It would only reduce your speeds in the presence of packet loss. The "buffer" it refers to is the TCP Window, which is automatically controlled in Windows 10/11. Having large TCP Window allows...
by Philip
Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: I'm getting a lot of Spam
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: I'm getting a lot of Spam

How to mark spam on the mail server side? Please show me. I hope this is not a spam post... (well, it turned to be as spammer, modified signature to a spam link :( ) Depends on the mail server.. But I would look into ASSP (Anti-Spam Relay Proxy). You can run it on both Linux or Windows, it can look...
by Philip
Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:54 am
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: TCP optimizer settings dont change fix
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: TCP optimizer settings dont change fix

Thanks for sharing this info.

Just curious, before reinstalling, did you try resetting Winsock and TCP/IP from the "File" menu in the Optimizer?
by Philip
Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: What is the download speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: What is the download speed?

You should not see any speed difference if you downgrade. If you're only getting 5-8 mbps on your wireless, you can ugprade your Wi-Fi router, or try to compare what the speed is over a wired ethernet connection. The difference between megabits per second and Megabytes per second is close to 10:1......
by Philip
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates

You're right, it seems they changed the wording from Antimalware to "Total Desktop Protection", including anti-virus... Haven't tried it.
by Philip
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Definition Updates

I just download one of the latest versions and go through all the settings to turn off memory-resident stuff, it's a bit of a pain. I don't like the newer interface either, but it's free and does the job.
by Philip
Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions
Topic: TCP Optimizer question
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: TCP Optimizer question

Hello, It depends on the Operating system. In Windows 10/11, it only changes the optimal TCP Window Auto-Tuning algorithm for slow connections, i.e. dial-up, and up to ~1 Mbps. In older versions of Windows, it progressively changes the amount of allocated memory for the TCP Window. I hope this helps.
by Philip
Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: Any way to use TCP Optimizer to adjust TCP Window on Win 11 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Any way to use TCP Optimizer to adjust TCP Window on Win 11 ?

The_Doctor, thanks for the log, will look through that. Yeah, the OS identification is a bit outdated, shouldn't affect functionality.

Hi MadMackz, welcome to SG. Settings look good, especially if you got a decent boost out of it :)
by Philip
Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: Any way to use TCP Optimizer to adjust TCP Window on Win 11 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Any way to use TCP Optimizer to adjust TCP Window on Win 11 ?

Most likely.
You can try to read the settings in PowerShell manually and see what shows up, they're documented here: https://www.speedguide.net/articles/win ... weaks-5077
by Philip
Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Issues with Motorola MB8600
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Issues with Motorola MB8600

Hi Burke! :) I am not sure what your exact problem is from the screenshot, maybe try to get a tech on site to troubleshoot? A high number of "corrected" errors on the OFDM PLC channel is kind of normal, it's a very wide channel passing a lot of data. How is your upstream power? https://www...
by Philip
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions
Topic: Update SG Bits/Bytes Conversion Calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Update SG Bits/Bytes Conversion Calculator

I did make the "KiB..." changes as suggested. adding Petabytes and Exabytes may be a added in the future, it's a bit out of the scope of retail home users.
by Philip
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Personal Finance Software?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Personal Finance Software?

I am not aware of one that would fit your needs, I use Excel quite a bit for similar tasks as well.
by Philip
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: question.....
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: question.....

Can I have some of the good shtuff MD is smokin' please?
by Philip
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

Nice! Glad it worked ok :)
by Philip
Tue Mar 05, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

I usually use a "Wifi Analyzer" app on my phone to see what other networks are in the area before picking an uncongested channel. In general, 2.4GHz channels overlap by 3 in either direction, so the only completely non-overlapping channels in the same area would be 1,6,11. Many routers use...
by Philip
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

Mice use the same 2.4GHz bands as Wi-Fi, even Bluetooth uses similar frequencies. Depending on the channel, WiFi may be interfering. I would try to reconnect/reset the mouse connection while doing a transfer, it should automatically pick a different less congested channel. Alternatively you can manu...
by Philip
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:16 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

Very interesting.. I had it turned off on mine for some reason, I will experiment with it.
by Philip
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

Some of the settings may not be there, or slightly different between the models. The 20 vs. 40MHz channels - it depends on what your client devices can handle, many can't deal with wider channels. Having older standards supported like 802.11b/g also limits the speed/bandwidth available to all device...
by Philip
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:19 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

1. I use single SSID for the different bands most of the time as well. 2. This is very dependent on settings. I would go through the Advanced > Wireless settings, and try these: Wireless mode - auto, disable 11b WiFi Agile Multiband - disable Target Wake time - disable Authentication - WPA2-Personal...
by Philip
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Windows 11 Annoying Ads !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Windows 11 Annoying Ads !!!

First think I usually check is addons in the browser, and Control Panel installed programs. People tend to inadvertently install some questionable stuff.

You may also want to run some anti-spyware, like Malwarebytes (only single run on demand, no scheduled/resident stuff).
by Philip
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

It's a good router, you're getting better/faster chipsets with newer models.
by Philip
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

You can get away with the AX1800 if you don't have many clients as well. I have an AX86S (they no longer make that model, just a bit slower CPU than the AX86U), and it handles 20+ clients easily (3 laptops, 10 IoT devices, cameras, kids, phones, tablets). This seems like a good deal too (refurb): ht...
by Philip
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

You don't really "need" Wi-Fi 6E, unless you want to future-proof, have 6GHz clients to use it, or multiple mesh routers that use 6GHz for wireless backhaul... Wi-Fi 6 devices are much cheaper, and you will get similar performance.

That Netgear you linked has great specs, should work well.
by Philip
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Where Should I start from?
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Where Should I start from?

They let him out of the dungeon once in a blue moon.
by Philip
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router Upgrade Time
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Router Upgrade Time

Hi Qui-Gon John, good to see you around :) There have been quite a few Wi-Fi developments in the past 10 years, you definitely need an upgrade. 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 and 5GHz), or Wi-Fi 6E (2.4, 5, 6 GHz) would be your best bets. The "6E" variant adds another 6GHz band, that you may not ne...
by Philip
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5016

Re: These gas prices sure do hurt

I've driven a Model 3 and a Model S.. They're definitely getting more common and popular, and yes, they're fun to drive.
by Philip
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5016

Re: These gas prices sure do hurt

Germany, interesting. Teslas are great, my thinking is they're great if you drive in town, less than 100 miles per day, not so much for road trips and long range driving in the US if you have to do drive more than 3-400 miles in a day. Electricity is cheaper than gas (especially in the EU, heh), but...