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    It is even easier these days with those flex...

    It is even easier these days with those flex "shark bite" hoses, you don't even have to use CPVC glue, etc.

    In my old house in Tampa water heater started leaking exactly 20 years after the house...
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    Happy Birthday! :)

    Happy Birthday! :)
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    I've learned to tune out some of those bogus...

    I've learned to tune out some of those bogus search results just by looking at the cookie-cutter titles... "7 Best ways to..." "The 12 Most ..... " , " 10 better ways to..."

    Then there is the...
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    Interesting question... There is no easy way to...

    Interesting question... There is no easy way to exclude those, as far as I know. You can exclude certain sites from search results, but not those spammy ones categorically. The issue stems from the...
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    My microwave electronics just went out this...

    My microwave electronics just went out this morning. All our kitchen appliances are Whirlpool and I'm happy with them, seem reliable.. other than that microwave being over 10 years old I guess.
    I...
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    Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals?

    Looking on Amazon, had to snag a "lightning deal" on a AVAPOW 6000A Car Battery Jump Starter/Battery bank with a torch light, it ended up costing under $100 after coupon/deal. https://amzn.to/3XtU2tc...
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    We had a great time, too much food as anticipated.

    We had a great time, too much food as anticipated.
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    Sounds like a party, heh. May I recommend...

    Sounds like a party, heh. May I recommend plentiful alcohol for you to be able to enjoy the event ;)

    I am invited to a friend for Thanksgiving late lunch, then going for a second round of turkey...
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    Hello Valdemar. If it is working fine in...

    Hello Valdemar.

    If it is working fine in Linux behind the same modem/router, it has probably something to do with the Network stack/adapter/driver in Windows.

    Have you tried using the TCP...
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    FCC National Broadband Map

    Check this map out, you can zoom down to individual houses, and see what broadband services/types/companies serve any particular address:

    https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home


    This is a lot of...
  11. Thread: Extortion email

    by Philip
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    Heh, I get a couple of those in my "Junk" folder...

    Heh, I get a couple of those in my "Junk" folder as well:
  12. Thread: Nod To The OGs

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    Glad it worked well for you! Thanks for the...

    Glad it worked well for you!

    Thanks for the good words about the site, we try :)
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    I spent a lot of time gaming years ago as well, I...

    I spent a lot of time gaming years ago as well, I think many of us did. I don't really have the time, or drive to get back into it, but I had a lot of fun, I don't regret it. Couldn't have imagined...
  14. It is actually an excellent question :) ...

    It is actually an excellent question :)

    Basically, the DNS settings in your router are the default, as long as your clients/PCs are set to obtain IPs automatically (via DHCP). If you set DNS...
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    We got tons of rain in the last couple of days...

    We got tons of rain in the last couple of days from hurricane Nicole.
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    Depends on how many monitors you're running I...

    Depends on how many monitors you're running I guess... These days even web browsers use 3d acceleration and the GPU, so I splurged a bit. I like it.
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    Yeah, I am pretty happy with my Ryzen 3700X,...

    Yeah, I am pretty happy with my Ryzen 3700X, doesn't seem to be strained with most of what I do for now. I did upgrade my video card to a RTX3070. Will wait another year for a CPU/MoBo upgrade I...
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    The AM4 motherboards are somewhat inexpensive,...

    The AM4 motherboards are somewhat inexpensive, the X570 chipset I imagine.. Processors I'd wait for Cyber Monday, but I don't know what's happening with prices this year because of the...
  19. Thread: MTU Set

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    Yes, it is best to set your Windows MTU the same...

    Yes, it is best to set your Windows MTU the same as the maximum external one, i.e. 1492 in your case. This theoretically reduces load on the router as it shouldn't have to repackage data frames.
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    Whoa.. Jacksonville is quite big by area as the...

    Whoa.. Jacksonville is quite big by area as the city annexed the whole Duval county.

    I like the Ft. Meyers area, it's grown quite a bit in the last 20 years.. Hope he was ok during hurricane Ian.
  21. You don't need to post every result, the maximum...

    You don't need to post every result, the maximum theoretical throughput is just calculated for a certain latency as a guideline, it is not intended as a speed test.

    What I did notice in your last...
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    Interesting solution, I guess most new models...

    Interesting solution, I guess most new models have power mirrors.
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    I vaguely remember watching the old 70s movie at...

    I vaguely remember watching the old 70s movie at some point in time, will definitely watch this new one, thanks for pointing it out.
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    Hi Paft! :) Didn't have a wild party or...

    Hi Paft! :)
    Didn't have a wild party or anything, but yeah, went out with wifey and it was fun, thanks.
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    Thank you Rainbow and Randy, cheers :)

    Thank you Rainbow and Randy, cheers :)
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    Thanks for the input SamirD ! Interesting to...

    Thanks for the input SamirD !
    Interesting to hear real-use reviews of Powerline networking, these days most people seem to just opt for Wi-Fi.
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    Thanks for the good words about the site, plenty of info in the Articles section can help you with all those tweaks.

    Everything seems fine with your connection at first glance, latency to the East...
  28. Hello, and welcome to SG :) The TCP Optimizer...

    Hello, and welcome to SG :)

    The TCP Optimizer "optimal" settings are what usually works for the majority of users to make a few tweaks that help improve broadband internet connections. From there...
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    Thanks guys :)

    Thanks guys :)
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    Thank you! Hmm, I am getting old :)

    Thank you! Hmm, I am getting old :)
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