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  1. Marauder

    activating Trial on another machine

    Thanks, I guess I'll have to wait until my wifi bridge comes in to set it up then, as unraid doesn't support wifi cards.
  2. the machine i plan to install Unraid on doesnt' have a wired internet connection, at the moment. As unraid installs on a thumb drive can I plug it into another machine that does have a wired connection to perform the install, then move the thumb drive over to the other machine?
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    WiFi card for build

    Ah so enby docker can’t do gpu transcoding that good to know.
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    ESXI import

    I've got 2 vms running on ESXI. Is it possible to import the VMDK export of these vms from ESXI into unraid's KVM system?
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    WiFi card for build

    Well back on topic quickly the WiFi ac bridges I mentioned before are dirt cheap on eBay. Just picked up a new WD my ac for $35 shipped. From a comparison I read the WD does better through walls at a larger distance than the linksys but both are the same short range. Might buy 2 lol.
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    WiFi card for build

    lol yea exactly a dremel, drill, ductape and zipties, they'll all fit. Yea it's an older gpu, i figured it might not work. The 4470k would be the cheapest option, but the most boring. I then just wipe my Windows OS and do Unraid, with linux. If i don't use the supermicro setup I can always sell that to recoup some of the costs. Most the pasts are old and super cheap not, but the case I"m sure is still worth something.
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    WiFi card for build

    Ok so it's basically what I figured. I've just got so many ideas on how to do the setup, lol. Could also just repurpose my old gaming machine. Thats got an i7-4770k with 24gb of ram. Then I could use the old Nvidia 570ti(i think) for transcoding help. Right now i've got 8 3tb drives, then like 4 2tb drives I can get back once I pull my data off the old system. So storage won't be a problem for now, it'll just be fitting them all in a case, but thats where you can get creative.
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    WiFi card for build

    Getting a bit more off topic now, but do you really need a raid controller if you're using UnRaid? As unraid handles the drives, I just need to make them visible to it, so a Sata expansion PCI card should be enough, Or do you utilize a raid card as they tend to have better performance and just make each drive it's own JBOD to pass them through? I've been out of the hardware game for a while now, lol.
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    WiFi card for build

    I've heard mixed things on those. I did look at Coax to ethernet adaptors but I don't have coax running nearby.
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    WiFi card for build

    I used to use plex a couple years ago and had issues with it. Emby as far as I know from talking with friends offers all the features of plex. It can optimize(though I don't use it) download files to devices, handle streaming TV input etc. I like it mainly because it doesn't require a my server/users to be registered with plex, it's all self contained. When i used plex years ago it had lots of issues with playback and wouldn't see all my files, I had around 25,000 tv episodes and it would only show 18,000 or so. So i gave up and switched. This was maybe 3-4 years ago. I've heard it's gotten a lot better since then. I'll check out the 2670 procs. I was looking at the 2011 sockets before as they seemed to be a good middle with price, power, and performance. A big concern was ram. I'm not sure how much i'll need. I used to use FreeNas and they'd recommend a min of 6GB plus 1GB for each TB of storage. Last system was 72gb of ram with Dual E5620.
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    WiFi card for build

    I was thinking of doing something like that too. I've done wiring in the past. But the power outlets don't line up. It's not directly below it's delow and around 5-10 ft over with another wall. There's no outlet on that wall so it wouldn't be a simple drop down. I might be able to run a cable over to one that I can drop down. Yea the MB is old, it's running Dual Xeon 5355. The power is a concern, but I don't think I've got anything else close performance wise. Only other machine's I've got are old AMDs or old Dell 1850. If I was to go with internals would would you guys recommend spec wise? It'll be running 8-10 3tb drives used as a torrent server, and media streaming(emby). I do have a 16bay Rackable systems(r06530) but thats also old and going to be a powerhog.
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    WiFi card for build

    I used to have ubiquity wifi throughout my old place. There stuff is great, just might be out of the price range for me right now. My current setup R710, Dell powervault is shared with a friend of mine, and he's since decided to boot me off, and just give me the bits of hardware that are mine. So having to buy hardware to get back up and running. The server i'm probably going to be using is my old Supermicro X7DAE MB with Supermicro 825 case, with 32gb of ram. The MB has dual Gig nics which i'll utilize. If needed I'll add an additional nic or 2 through PCI.
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    WiFi card for build

    The router would be in the living room, and the server would be in the laundry room, almost directly below it. So yea I would lose a good bit of that bandwidth due to the floor. But I figure If I buy an AC bridge i'd be better off than a G bridge. If the house wasn't a rental, i'd just drill a hole and run the wire. AC1600 is 16x4 which according to netgears site is 300(2.4Ghz)+1300(5Ghz) Mbps speeds
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    WiFi card for build

    Thanks, that's not a bad idea. Unfortunately. If I do an external system like that I can't leverage the faster bandwidth speeds of wireless AC as ultimately it'll be a wired Gig connection from the external system to the box. But it might be what I have to do, if I choose to go with Unraid and they don't have wireless device support. I could do something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Wireless-AC-Universal-Connector-WUMC710/dp/B0090DX8O8 or a much cheaper https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-4-Port-Gigabit-Speeds-Wireless/dp/B00A66WJWK And do a bonded nic, or use dual nics from different services. Edited: to add links, for anyone in the same situation for future reference.
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    WiFi card for build

    So I’m new to unraid, I haven’t installed it yet. Still weighing options on my setup rebuild. My new place requires(for now at least) that the system runs over WiFi as I can’t get Ethernet to where it’s being stored. Is anyone running theirs off of WiFi and can provide some suggestions on cards. My home WiFi is ac1600 so I should have decent speed. I just need a WiFi card for unraid and the vm I plan to build on it. It’ll need to handle torrents and media streamin. So connection count is going to be a factor. Can anyone recommend one that’ll work with unraid?