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Think I've decided to just get the 3XS racked and ready system.
Anyone got any better ideas, before I wade in, in the coming days?

(Suggestions on a new screen, also welcome. I used to use 2 x 24 ....but prefer a single one these days. ...Something in the region of 27"+)
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Just seen your post 'nook. On the train to Manc at the mo'. Signal is being a bit spotty so might have to take a proper look at this later on.
 

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In theory yes, put it into one of the small PCI-E slots. A USB one would work as well and may be a better option if you want to save the slot for something else.
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does it need it? Big chunk like that isn't going travel very much is it?

Thinking ahead. Just about to move house.....with covid I only got to see it once before I put an offer in.... so no idea where router etc is.
 

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Just seen your post 'nook. On the train to Manc at the mo'. Signal is being a bit spotty so might have to take a proper look at this later on.

Thanks Grok..

Also... why the visit? ...Next time you're up here lets go for a curry or something!
 

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It's a wifi antenna. If you have issues with low signal in a particular room, you can swap one of your external antennas for one of these babies. Better gain and the long cable allows you to move it away from sources of interference like leaky power bricks and whatnot. Incidentally that's the issue with reception on my desktop, it is sandwiched in a corner next to a 8 way socket multiplier with all sorts of stuff plugged into it. The card-provided antennas just can't quite cut through all that bullshit that's buzzing the wifi signal.
 

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It's a wifi antenna. If you have issues with low signal in a particular room, you can swap one of your external antennas for one of these babies. Better gain and the long cable allows you to move it away from sources of interference like leaky power bricks and whatnot. Incidentally that's the issue with reception on my desktop, it is sandwiched in a corner next to a 8 way socket multiplier with all sorts of stuff plugged into it. The card-provided antennas just can't quite cut through all that bullshit that's buzzing the wifi signal.
...or you can get a mesh wifi like I did. 200mps wifi in every room, and hardwired network speed on every remote. Essential when there's three of us here working from home. No problems at all since I got it

TP-Link Mesh Network Thingy
 

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It's a wifi antenna. If you have issues with low signal in a particular room, you can swap one of your external antennas for one of these babies. Better gain and the long cable allows you to move it away from sources of interference like leaky power bricks and whatnot. Incidentally that's the issue with reception on my desktop, it is sandwiched in a corner next to a 8 way socket multiplier with all sorts of stuff plugged into it. The card-provided antennas just can't quite cut through all that bullshit that's buzzing the wifi signal.

Cheers :Smile3:


...or you can get a mesh wifi like I did. 200mps wifi in every room, and hardwired network speed on every remote. Essential when there's three of us here working from home. No problems at all since I got it

TP-Link Mesh Network Thingy

Also thank you :Smile3:
 

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...or you can get a mesh wifi like I did. 200mps wifi in every room, and hardwired network speed on every remote. Essential when there's three of us here working from home. No problems at all since I got it

TP-Link Mesh Network Thingy
Nay that'd be overkill for us - I live in a 2 bed flat, and in fact the router is 5m away from the desktop computer as the crow flies. The issue in my particular case is all the cabling and power supplies for different gadgets and whatnot being too close to the antennas, and also a number of walls at oblique angles, hence why that big antenna with the long extension cable helps. The other devices around the house are fine.
 
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