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IP Cameras
Amcrest - IP2M-841B Black - IP2M-841W White - firmware - Amcrest_IP2M-841_ProHD_notes.txt
Routers - WiFi/Wireless
MikroTik - Download
MBQ
MikroTik Wiki - MikroTik Forums
Port Forwarding - Netinstall
Upgrade RB
Bootloader upgrade - Upgrading RouterOS
Reset to Factory Defaults

LEDE

Advanced Tomato

Tomato - Teddy Bear - (TomatoUSB - build types) - Menu

DD-WRT - What is DD-WRT - Which

pfSense

Devil Linux
RouterSecurity.org
smallnetbuilder rankings - SNBForums.com - Amazon Best Sellers

Top Options:
Synology RT2600ac router - SmallNetBuilder review - Tech Report review - Amazon - B&H - Newegg - Provantage

Netgear Nighthawk R7800 X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Gaming Router (1 year hardware warranty) - Support - SmallNetBuilder review - SmallNetBuilder MU-MIMO Retest: Six Routers Compared - CNET review - PCmag review - Newegg - BestBuy - Amazon - Fry's Electronics

NETGEAR Nighthawk R7900P X6S AC3000 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router (1 year hardware warranty) - Costco

Netgear R7000 AC1900 (1 year hardware warranty) - SmallNetBuilder review - PCWorld review - B&H - Newegg - Amazon

Netgear R6900 AC1900 (Costco version) (1 year hardware warranty) - R6900 FAQs - Costco

D-Link DIR-879 (1 year limited warranty) - cnet info - CDW - B&H - Newegg - Amazon

D-Link AC1900 DIR-880L (1 year limited warranty) - Jet - Newegg - Amazon

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 (2 year hardware warranty) - B&H - Amazon

TP-Link Archer C1900 AC1900 (2 year hardware warranty) - Costco

2.4GHz only:
MikroTik Routerboard RB951G-2HnD - Download - Forums - News - Youtube unboxing - Amazon - r0c-n0c - Baltic Networks
or
MikroTik Routerboard RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN - Youtube unboxing - Amazon - Newegg - r0c-n0c - Baltic Networks

Other Options:
TP-Link AC3200 Tri-Band (Archer C3200) - Frys Electronics - Micro Center - B&H - Amazon

D-Link DIR-890L/R AC3200 Tri-Band - Frys Electronics - Micro Center - Amazon

TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 - Amazon

HooToo TripMate Elite HT-TM04 - Amazon

POOR REVIEWS:
Mikrotik RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT-US "hAP ac" - review - Forum - temperature switch issue 1 - temperature switch issue 2 - USB device can reboot router? - r0c-n0c - Baltic Networks

Synology Router RT1900ac - SmallNetBuilder review - SmallNetBuilder announced - Gizmodo review - VR-Zone review - PCAuthority review - Newegg - Amazon

NAS - Network Attached Storage Synology Products - NAS Selector - Synology Account - RAID Calculator - Compatibility List - What kind of CPU does my Synology NAS have? - Video Tutorials

Synology DS1817+ - Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4 GHz - 3 Year Warranty - Synology Product Status Update - Defective Intel Atom chip - Synology Forum Intel C2000 Series Failures

or

Synology DS1517+ - Defective Intel Atom chip - Synology Forum Intel C2000 Series Failures

or

Synology DS415+ - AnandTech review

or

Synology DS213j - Newegg - Amazon - Microcenter

or
Synology DS114 - Newegg - Amazon
or
Synology DS213air - Tech made Easy review - Newegg - Amazon
or
Synology DS411+ (4 bay high performance NAS) - Newegg

OLD: Synology DS1515+ (Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz)

NAS Charts - Best Rating at Newegg
Wired Router Routerboard RB750GL - Mikrotik - review - review 2 - RouterOS software manual - Amazon
SSD Drive
Samsung SSD 850 PRO - AnandTech review
or
Samsung 850 EVO

Samsung SSDs
Intel SSDs
AnandTech Recommended SSD 2013
AnandTech comparison charts
Tom's Hardware's SSD Hierarchy Chart
Best Rating at Newegg
Hard Drive Benchmarks
Verify TRIM is enabled:
Right click on command prompt and select Run as Administrator - fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
If DisableDeleteNotify=0 TRIM is Enabled.
If DisableDeleteNotify=1 TRIM is Disabled.
SSD Drive 3.5" to 2.5" bay converter
SILVERSTONE SDP08 - Frys
Laptop Hard Drive Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB - review
Thermal Compound MX-3 by Arctic Cooling - frozencpu
or
Tuniq TX-3 - frozencpu
or
Shin-Etsu X23 - Application - frozencpu
or
IC Diamond - frozencpu
or
* Tuniq TX-2 (comes with Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer) - reviews: mvktech - techpowerup - mikhailtech - 3dxtreme - Newegg
Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier * Arctic Silver ACN-60ML - svc - Newegg - frozencpu
Monitor pcpartpicker.com 16x10 monitor options

Dell Ultrasharp 30 Monitor with PremierColor - UP3017 - 16:10 - 1 DP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4) 1 mDP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4) 1 DP 1.2 (out) with MST (HDCP 1.4) 2 HDMI 1.4 (HDCP 1.4) 2 USB 3.0 downstream port 2 USB 3.0 with BC1.2 charging capability at 2A (max)

or

Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor - U2717D - 10:9 - DP connector (include DP in and DP out)/mDP connector/HDMI (MHL) connector

or

Samsung S32D850T WQHD 32" LED Monitor - Newegg - Microcenter - Amazon

OLD:
NEC PA301w - AnandTech review
or
Dell UltraSharp U3014 30" DVI-D/DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort/HDMI - AnandTech review
or
Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" DVI-D/DisplayPort/VGA/HDMI/Component/Composite - hardwarecanucks review - CNet review
or
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" DVI-D/DisplayPort/VGA (no HDMI)
Desktop Keyboard SKU CH-9104113-NA STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CHERRY MX Silent $149.99USD

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* Corsair Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Silent - AnandTech review - guru3d review - Legit Reviews review - randomfrankp video review - Best Buy

or
* Dell USB 104 key Keyboard Part# CJ651 310-7995

or

+ Dell 104 Quiet Key Keyboard Part# M643H 330-5317

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Wireless Standard Keyboards by rating - Newegg
Desktop Mouse * Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse - Support
Laptop Mouse * Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse
Speakers 5.1 - Newegg by Best Rating
Printer + Scanner (Multi-Function) - Laser Black + White * Brother DCP-L2540DW - Jet.com - Amazon
Printer - Laser Black + White OLD:
Brother HL-2280DW
or
Brother HL-2270DW
or
* Brother HL-2170w Network (Wired or Wireless) - drivers - Works with Linux
Printer - Laser Color Brother HL-4570CDW - PC Magazine review - Newegg - Amazon
or
* Dell 1320c Network (Wired) - drivers - review - review 2 - Staples - Seems to work using Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A printer Linux driver
Scanner * Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 1200 x 2400 dpi 48bit USB scanner - Newegg - For Linux, set xsane resolution to 300dpi or better
USB Wifi adapter MediaLink USB Adapater - Amazon
Switches * D-Link DGS-1008G 10/100/1000Mbps 8-port switch - Google products
or
D-Link DGS-1005G 10/100/1000Mbps 5-port switch - Google products
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* D-Link DGS-2205 10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Ethernet Switch - Buy.com - BestBuy - Newegg - Google Shopping
or
D-Link DGS-2208 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Ethernet Switch - Newegg - Google Shopping
Cable Modems
DOCSIS 3.0 Certified
160Mbps down
120Mbps up
* Arris SB6183 - Amazon

Comcast Compatibile Cable Modems

Do not get these: Intel Puma 6 cable modem defect modem list
Bluetooth Headset
USB Flash Drive * SanDisk Cruzer Titanium - Amazon
Digital Camera
Computer Desk Biomorphdesk Maxo - see also m2j2
Clock TIX LED Clock
Other Ambient Orb
Headset Polaroid PBM 6100 USB - Newegg
Logitech G35 - Amazon
Logitech ClearChat Wireless USB (981-000068) - Amazon
Logitech ClearChat Pro USB - Amazon
Laptop holding backpack 17" laptops:
The North Face - Surge - REI - trails - BackCountry - BackCountryGear - Sunny Sports
Targus TXL617 17" XL - Newegg - Amazon

15.4" laptops:
The North Face - Recon - trails
Targus Black Groove - Newegg CVR600 - Newegg TAA-CVR600

Other:
Slappa Ballistix Aura Pro shoulder case
Spire
ebags
Portable Music Players Sansa Clip+ - review - Amazon
* = Actually owned, used, and recommended.

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