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  1. #16
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    YouTube is going to be a whole lot better over the fiber!
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  2. #17
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    Okay. Might as well.

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    I'll second the fiber with an additional comment, for not much more than the cost of a new media converter, you can pick up a switch with SFP+ (10gbps) ports, something along the lines of an aruba S2500 (~$130 for 48 gigabit ports and 4 10gbe ports) and gigabit ports that you could potentially use to upgrade to a 10 gbps backbone. Used mellanox 10gbps fiber cards can be had on ebay for ~$15 last I bought a few.

    Not that you probably need 10 gigabit and it is a little more complicated, but it may be surprisingly cheap, and based on quality enterprise hardware if you are entertained by that sort of thing.

  4. #19
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    This looks like a good place to start, not knowing anything about this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJArOKT2m6o

    Thanks too Steven. I'll look into that.

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