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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Are you sure that you mean "firewall?" Perhaps auto correct changed your typing to that? Edit: you must mean Firewalla.
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I am in the market for a router and maybe other networking equipment*. I am the only one using the internet connection here and I only use one device at a time (computer or cell phone). So, I only need the router to support 25 mbps (or maybe less). I would like to have good security. My...
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    "Security and data integrity" focused build

    I wonder how Oracle VM VirtualBox & Windows 10 home will do with dual Xeon. Seems like Windows 10 home supports only 1 physical processor. Maybe you can assign Windows 10 1 physical processor and the other processor can be for the host operating system.
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    "Security and data integrity" focused build

    Dual Xeon looks interesting. Seems like the advantages are (1) good "bang for the buck" on the processor performance; (2) might help with access to inexpensive ECC ram; (3) good for programs that can use a lot of threads. Drawbacks: (1) more power consumption; (2) could be some downside with...
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    "Security and data integrity" focused build

    What you are saying sounds good. In terms of security, I should probably invest time in improving software/ user practices. To invest in security focused hardware might involve a substantially increased budget. What the first poster recommended sounded interesting but might touch more into...
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    "Security and data integrity" focused build

    I don't really have a budget per se. I wouldn't be thrilled about going over $500 but I might be able to use some parts that I already have (psu, Blu Ray drive, SSDs) and buy some parts with store loyalty points (probably will be limited on what I can buy with those, not much motherboard...
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    "Security and data integrity" focused build

    I am looking into building a desktop computer. I think that to start, it makes sense to narrow down the motherboard options. Here are the focuses of my build: security, data integrity, open source (to reduce abuse to the user), affordable. I will run Debian based linux, Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I...
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    Buying a very old drive but new. Reliable?

    I used to be a Mac user and I have one program that I need to still keep around. I plan to set up on an older Mac (and sell one that is newer). The older Mac is a 2009 Mac mini and so I want to replace the hard drive. It seems that the computer uses a drive with a thickness of 9 mm. Most of...
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    Android: can't install updates over mobile data?

    So basically what you are saying is that it's a bug/ glitch with mobile data. But, there is probably a fix somewhere along the way. On a different note, I wonder how long library wifi will work (where libraries are closed).
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    Android: can't install updates over mobile data?

    I have the Moto e6, was brand new out of the box. Android 9. I went through the standard setup screens and did not sign into a gmail account. I also chose not to connect to wifi. Staying disconnected from wifi, the phone would not 1) download the security update from Motorolla 2) sign into a...
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    Power supply makes "start up" noise when plugging in

    The computer is Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF Desktop Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad Core Since the short "bootup" when plugged in isn't an abnormal behavior (as highlighted in this thread), I think I will just leave the computer as is. Since the computer is kind of low-end due to its age, if...
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    Do small home UPS's usually release firmware updates?

    I use Linux mainly and in my research I was not finding that APC makes software for Linux. But, there is open source software available for some models. Perhaps APC contributes to the open source project (I don't know). But, nice to have two software options in case support for one ends. At...
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    Do small home UPS's usually release firmware updates?

    Thanks. Not surprised at your answer because I was doing some more research and I found this in the APC FAQ's (mentions some models/product lines with information about how to update the firmware). https://www.apc.com/us/en/faqs/index?page=content&id=FA164737&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US I have...
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    Do small home UPS's usually release firmware updates?

    I am thinking about buying a UPS. Here is the model that I have my eyes on-- https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/product/ups/avr/cp800avr/ Cyberpower CP800AVR However, one thing that I like to check out now before I buy technology is what "after the fact" firmware updates look like. I am mainly...
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    Looking for height adjustable desk

    About 2 years ago when I was shopping around for options, the thing that I didn't like about those is that the up and down position was a small amount of height difference. That height difference was far less than the actual measurement of my hip to my knee. Perhaps there are some that have a...
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