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re: Smart home security system options - humblepie
I had a Honeywell Lynx touch in my previous house which was great. I miss it a bit. Did monitoring through Acadian security which was $25/mo for cellular monitoring. Edit: I forgot to mention the lynx touch has modules so you could buy only the wifi or cellular and upgrade later to add redundancy...
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re: Cox internet speeds ? - humblepie
With cable internet the time of day can greatly impact your speeds due to sharing node bandwidth with the other connected homes. Try again on a non peak time to see if it gets better. Regardless of you results you should be complaining to Cox about this....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - humblepie
No, the support page states this very clearly. https://www.wink.com/help/products/wink-relay-touchscreen-controller/...
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re: Router recommendation - humblepie
arstechnica just posted a new mesh router article yesterday. TLDR: Orbi if you are ok fiddling with it. Plume if you want wifi to work all the time every time, everywhere and don't mind if it isn't the fastest. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/04/send-wi-fi-companies-floor-plans-receive-th...
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re: I prepaid a month of DirectvNOW - humblepie
Yeah same here. I would have a hard time thinking of downsides to my psvue service. It has been great....
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re: Is it time for a new modem or new provider? - humblepie
[quote]Well duh. Unfortunately fiber availability is extremely limited.[/quote] Yes but the OP has that choice which is the reason for my statement....
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re: Is it time for a new modem or new provider? - humblepie
Yeah it sounds like the node you connect to may a little crowded. Personally if I had the choice between cable and fiber I would choose fiber every time. I have had both from multiple providers around the country... fiber has won hands down every time....
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re: Is it time for a new modem or new provider? - humblepie
Find your modem model number on [link=(http://www.cox.com/residential/support/tv/article.cox?articleId=%7Bb2ec95d0-7ef9-11df-5590-000000000000%7D)]this list.[/link] Basically you want a DOCSIS 3.1 modem to ensure it can support all possible speeds. That cox support site tells you which speed tier...
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re: Separate Router/Modem or Google WiFi - humblepie
[quote]i like the idea of the plume, but my question is since I have cat6 would google wifi be better.[/quote] The plume pods each have an Ethernet port which can function as wired backhaul or be used to connect a device to the network so those could still be an option....
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re: Tech Help: Google Certificate Issues - humblepie
Did the IT guy install new or update the existing antivirus software? Some AV apps have "web" protections enabled which scan your encrypted connections. They do this by being a middleman between you and your destination. You browser would detect this and display the message you are seeing....
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re: Separate Router/Modem or Google WiFi - humblepie
It depends on the shape of your home, amount of radio interference you get and even the material your home was constructed of. It sounds like you are definitely having major issues now though, your wifi should not be limiting your speeds. Check out [link=(http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/1...
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re: Coincidence or not? - humblepie
When people start complaining about the Windows 10 privacy issues(being in I.T. lots of nerd conversations like that) my first question is always "Do you have a smartphone?" cause if you do nearly every aspect of your life is being monitored. I try to minimize things that seems overzealous but fo...
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re: Cree Bulb Failures - humblepie
I am using the utilitech brand from Lowes and so far have no failures. They seem pretty good for the price. I was wondering about he Cree bulbs a while back. Glad I didn't go that route now....
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re: Need router to cover my whole house - humblepie
I have 6 pods and my house is a little over 2500 sqft. I have 5 pods downstairs and I just put one in the upstairs hallway. I have full bars in all three upstairs rooms. Major improvement from my Netgear R8000 coverage. My usage is mainly internet streaming from multiple devices including 4k but ...
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re: Need router to cover my whole house - humblepie
Extremely happy with my plume performance. If you don't rely on any advanced custom settings it is all the wifi you could ever need....
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re: Owners of Netgear R8000(X6), R7000(Nighthawk) or R6400 wifi routers, please read - humblepie
You are less vulnerable in this situation but should still do a firmware update. Just log in go to advanced section and check for a firmware update....
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re: Best wireless router for home? - humblepie
As I posted in another thread[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/tech/home-wifi-system/67716179/)]LINK[/link] I recommend plume especially if you have an oddly shaped home. My R8000 still left coverage holes, a problem which plume totally solves. [link=(http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/12/r...
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re: Home wifi system - humblepie
I have plume. It has been really great so far. I had a Netgear R8000 which was nice but struggled to cover every spot in my two story house. The best thing I can say about plume is that it just works, as long as you have enough pods. The biggest negative for plume is the lack of advanced features...
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re: Project Fi - humblepie
My FI coverage on Florida panhandle is excellent. So Cal coverage is good as well as DC and South Florida. The international data is nice when out of the country. Haven't been back home in South Louisiana in years so I don't know how that coverage is. Overall I have had a very positive experience....
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