[Make-wifi-fast] Making wifi really fast...

Aaron Wood woody77 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 19:06:16 EST 2017

For pulling cables, I highly, highly recommend flexible conduit (smurf
tube), and then pulling the cables through that (with a fish tape). Much
easier than dealing with snags and kinks in the cables while running them
from place to place.

On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 15:12 Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On 4 Feb, 2017, at 18:26, dpreed at reed.com wrote:
> >
> > Motherboards with enough I/o performance to handle at least a couple of
> gigabits per second, chopped into smallish packets.
> This shouldn’t be too difficult or expensive.
> Consider this AM1 Mini-ITX build as a baseline:
>         https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Zz9Ff8
> The long PCIe slot is electrically x4 v2, but will accept any size card.
> There’s a Mini-PCIe slot for wifi, and built-in GigE.  The CPU is weak but
> efficient, and genuinely quad-core, giving you the option of dedicating
> cores as you describe.  The whole shebang can be powered with a laptop
> brick instead of a conventional PSU.  Best of all, AMD graphics are the
> least troublesome out-of-the-box with Linux.
> Even cheaper and quieter, but might not be stocked any more:
> https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Vm8H99/asrock-motherboard-qc5000itxph
> If you insist on a true x8 slot, then we need to move up a step:
>         https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G9jpdC
> Here the first long PCIe slot is x16 v3, as good as you can get.  The
> second one is x4 v2, but is disabled if you use the M.2 slot.  Ether way,
> there is a spare x1 slot and an old-skool PCI slot besides.  The CPU is
> faster than the AM1 build, but is much less efficient.  It’s quad-core, but
> uses CMT, so the cores are not totally independent; I don’t know how much
> that matters for you.
> If you prefer Intel, this is an inexpensive build:
>         https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DJTwCy
> However, this is a 2C/4T CPU rather than a true quad-core.  Again, that
> might or might not matter in practice.
>  - Jonathan Morton
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