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The 2.5gbit Network Upgrade is now completed

The 2.5gbit Network Upgrade is now completed

Hi everyone, As I had mentioned on an earlier post, today afternoon I began upgrading my Server PC to include the following items: With this upgrade, my server PC now has 4 2.5gbit/s LAN ports thanks to the dual PCI Express cards, each providing 2 2.5gbit/s LAN ports. Below are some pictures of how the machine looks: Later, I will share some additional accessories I got for another machine that also got upgraded to 2.5gbit/s. Post Views: 0

A Bunch of LAN cables

A Bunch of LAN cables

Hi everyone, I thought of sharing this picture today. It represents my current LAN networking setup: One of the next improvements I want to do is install a second dual 2.5gbit/s PCI Express card. This will be done once I receive a replacement Gigabyte GeForce 1030 Graphics Card, as the current one failed and the replacement is on its way back. This will free up a PCI Express slot and will allow me to install another 2.5gbit/s network card. With…

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The ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable

The ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable

Hi everyone, Today, we will see a second product essential to my 2.5gbit/s network conversion. This product is the ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable. As the name suggests, it is a USB 3.0 to 2.5gbit LAN adapter. These adapters are useful for use on laptops, or on machines where we do not have an available PCI Express slot to install one of those cards, like the IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN…

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The IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN Card (Realtek RTL8125B)

The IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN Card (Realtek RTL8125B)

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll start one of the products I got to upgrade my home network to 2.5gbit/s speeds. It is the IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit/s LAN Card, using 2 Realtek RTL8125B chipset. The reason for this upgrade is that my current ISP (Internet Service Provider) company provided me with a new modem to replace my previous one which had a single Gigabit Ethernet port. The new modem is basically the same, except that it now uses…

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Upgrading my home network to 2.5gbit/s – Part 1

Upgrading my home network to 2.5gbit/s – Part 1

Hi everyone, This weekend, I went ahead and upgraded my home network. The performed upgrades included: For the above reasons, my website experienced some downtime over the weekend while these changes were performed. However, now that for the most part, this upgrade is complete, my website should remain stable. On the next few days, I’ll post about some products I got to make this upgrade happen. Be on the lookout for them. Until the next time! Post Views: 7

The HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard

The HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard. This is a keyboard that is targeted to “gamers”, but in reality, it is suited for general use. This keyboard is wired, which means that it will work better than a wireless keyboard where sometimes interference can cause keystrokes to not be registered properly, and you don’t have to change or recharge the battery, since it is powered by the same USB cable. The keyboard…

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The CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

The CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

Hi everyone, In this post, I will be showing you the CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter. This adapter is a similar product from the controller we saw yesterday, with a different form factor and controller chip. This model is made to fit into the Wi-Fi M.2 slot that usually has an A+E key on modern motherboards, whereas yesterday’s post was about a Mini PCI Express version. Today’s model also uses a JMicron JMB582…

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The CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

The CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

Hi everyone, In this post, I will be showing you the CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter. As I have mentioned in other posts, I’m running Windows inside Linux by using QEMU/KVM. I try to pass most of the hardware by passing through their PCI Express devices, which should theoretically give better performance than virtualizing. The reason to add a PCI Express SATA adapter has to do with this, so that I don’t have to virtualize…

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The IO Crest Mini PCI-Express USB 3.0 Super-Speed Host Controller Card (Renesas D720201)

The IO Crest Mini PCI-Express USB 3.0 Super-Speed Host Controller Card (Renesas D720201)

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing an interesting Mini PCI-Express Expansion Card that adds 2 USB 3.0 headers to a machine. When I say “interesting”, it is due to the fact that this is a very small PCI Express card. Usually, the Mini PCI Express slot in machines is used for a Wi-Fi card, but some companies manufacture other types of peripherals, and this is one of them. Mini PCI Express slots is seen on most laptops before the…

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COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter

COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter. These 2 cables are an adapter that can convert either a MOLEX or SATA power connector to the Floppy FDD Power connector. Me using Floppy in 2022? Not really. I got this cable because a specific Mini PCI Express to USB 3.0 expansion card required a floppy power cable. Some PC peripherals may therefore require this connector rather than the conventional MOLEX or…

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