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Re: I need dual band recommendation

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no issues here or anyone i know who uses them. rock solid.

there was an issue a few years ago with the flash memory in some units,
but that's long been resolved.

they are definitely harder to configure than typical consumer stuff,
with the real power via the cli, not the web ui.

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in general, i've found contacting tech support to mostly be a waste of
time no matter what company it is. the front line people know nothing
and read from a script, and that's if they even understand the problem.

it's usually a *lot* more productive to do a search for whatever the
problem is, and chances are someone else also had the same or similar
problem, along with assorted solutions. a lot of companies have their
own forums, which can also be useful.

in some cases, minor hardware repairs can even be done via what can be
found online.

major hardware repairs will require contacting the company, but that
can usually be done online.

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 8:54 PM, nospam wrote:
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I concur, especially with East India based support.

me. may I describe the problem?
them. no, i have to ask you some questions first
me. do ahead
them. it your computer turned on?
me. yes.  may I describe the problem?
them. no, is your monitor on?
you get the picture

Took me over 45 minutes constantly trying to ask my question
at a customer's site once before I got to ask my question,
which was the unit under warranty.  It was not.

By the way, Watchguard has American (not H1b visa) support.
They are incredible.  The scheduling operator for support
often know the answer without having to create a ticket
or put you through to support.  Love the guys, but no one
wants to pay $300+ for a router/firewall.




Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 11:35 PM, T wrote:

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That's the kind of thing I got when I called support for one hotspot I  
had (company name starting with "V" and not Verizon). The person ignored  
90-95% of what I was saying (and, as expected, assumed "Lubuntu" was  
some kind of Windows).

BTW, I do get good tech support occasionally, like from Karma (as I  
mentioned in a previous post), where the technician solved my problem in  
a few minutes.

--  
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Sensible men no longer believe in miracles; they were invented by
priests to humbug the peasants." [King Alfonso]

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I remember the days before UBNT had that real-time support; and the
posts of "professionals" complaining they needed realtime support(tm).


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Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 10:54 PM, nospam wrote:

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True. I have seldom contacted tech support unless it was for a service,  
and the problem is likely to be on their end. Some (the last one was  
Karma, https://yourkarma.com ) but many have been unhelpful.

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--  
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Sensible men no longer believe in miracles; they were invented by
priests to humbug the peasants." [King Alfonso]

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 6:32 PM, nospam wrote:
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Thank you!

I see two offerings at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=synology+router&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Both are a bit expensive.  Do you have a favorite?

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 8:01 PM, T wrote:
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Sorry, mistook an asus as one. There is only one for
~200 U$D

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as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  

synology has three models, the 1900, 2600 and their newest, the 2200,
although it looks like the 1900 has been discontinued:
<https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/compare/routers

i've used the 1900 and 2600 and they work exceptionally well. the
issues i have with them are relatively minor.  

the 2200 is designed for mesh systems, but can be used standalone, and
can be found for about $140ish.  

ui example:
<https://www.custompcreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/synology-srm-
rt2600ac-custom-pc-review-08.jpg>

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 8:54 PM, nospam wrote:
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Thank you!

I find a lot of the more expensive ones are packed full of
un-needed features


Re: I need dual band recommendation

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Your date is in the future. It's 10/6/19

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Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 9:53 PM, Lucifer wrote:
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No.. In the US we write it as 6/10/19.. Month, Day, Year...

I much prefer the European method of Day, Month, Year as it makes  
computer lists sort in a much saner way, but......

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 12:05 AM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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We write it the way we say it: October sixth, two thousand
and nineteen

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Huh?  If the goal is easy sorting of lines of text containing dates, a
format such as YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS is what sorts trivially into time
sequence order.  With Day, Month, Year, wouldn't July 6th (6/7) end up
between June 6th and 7th (6/6 and 7/6)?
 -WBE

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On 6/11/19 10:54 AM, Winston wrote:
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In order of significance. I have a directory of netcasts for about 4  
years, using a similar method and it sorts properly. The filenames start  
like this:

2018-12-18 ...
2018-12-25 ...
2019-01-01 ...
2019-01-08 ...

(I used a delimiter of - instead of / because of it being generally  
acceptable in file names).

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And dates in different years would be mixed in with each other. For my  
example, it would have the 2 from 2019 before the 2 from 2018.

--  
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"It's better to light a candle that to make up myths about the
darkness."

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 8:54 AM, Winston wrote:
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Oh yeah.. you got me, I was thinking of that and writing totally  
different..  I was thinking of month then day.. But you're absolutely  
correct that having the year in the front is what makes the lists sorts  
easily.

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 2:05 AM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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Day, Month, Year looks better than the mixed-up middle-endian Month,  
Day, Year although sorting still wouldn't be right. It would put July 4  
before June 5. I prefer Year-Month-Day which does sort right, as well as  
being consistent with the way multi-digit numerals are written.

I write dates that way when I don't have to comply with someone else's  
methods. Today is 2019-06-11 (note that it still works with the  
delimiters omitted: 20190611),

BTW, 2 weeks until Leon Day.

Also, there's another date system that uses Year-Week-Weekday, where  
today is 2019-W24-2 (2 means it's a Tuesday) and every week (and every  
year) starts on Monday. That might be better (for one thing, no  
irregular months) once we get used to it.

OT: There's a surprise at http://notstupid.us/?coffee

--  
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"It's better to light a candle that to make up myths about the
darkness."

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 10:37 AM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
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You're absolutely correct. I totally misspoke earlier.  I do use the  
YYYY/MM/DD format myself.  A snippit from my photo directory


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2018-10-31_17-09-30.jpg
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2018-10-31_17-09-42.jpg
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2018-10-31_17-09-51.jpg
2018-10-31_17-09-58.jpg
2018-10-31_17-10-03.jpg
2018-10-31_17-10-19.jpg

YYY-MM-DD_HH-MI-SS

Re: I need dual band recommendation

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YYYY-MM-DD  

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601


Re: I need dual band recommendation
Are you talking 2m and 70cm because there are plenty on ebay.

Re: I need dual bank recommendation
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ESR has a recent blog post on home routers:
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8330

Commenters have a fair number of suggestions.



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