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  • Published: 06 November 2019
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Comments • 3 259

  • thecarpy
    thecarpy  1 hours back

    Because he needed 100ft of ethernet cabling he got 1000 CAT6a, he could have gotten 300ft CAT7a for half the price. Future-proof ?

    • TheMightyKinkle
      TheMightyKinkle  2 hours back

      4:01 I nearly spat my drink out at that wallpaper

      • Fly Sky
        Fly Sky  4 hours back


        • TheMudyOne
          TheMudyOne  5 hours back

          I went for SFP+ and used fiber optic, the switch was only like $200, $35 for a 2 pack of sfp+ cards, forgot how much I paid for transceivers but it wasn’t much. Plus enough fiber to run diagonally across my 2.5 acres to my barn.

          • Machenka DK
            Machenka DK  14 hours back

            I just switched to cat7a - now ready for a future 40gig network. The price difference ain’t that large and cat7a works fine with RJ45 although it can use GG45 as well, so I always wonder why anybody would go for 6a instead of 7 or 7a these days.

            • Ryoohk
              Ryoohk  22 hours back

              As a Network Engineer I face palmed a lot.
              Some one really needs to segregate there network.

              • Isaak Stahlwolf
                Isaak Stahlwolf  22 hours back

                Need 8 Ports for my patch panel (cat 7 cabling, terminated in Cat6a plugs), 4 servers in the rack, router, powerline adapter (going to my laser printers) and patchcable going to workstation/gaming pc (which is basically next to my server rack, so I didn't bother doing a proper run.
                Thats already 15 ports. Sad life.... Wake me up when 24 (or at least 18) port switches are down to that price...

                • CAPSLOCK
                  CAPSLOCK  1 days back

                  Damn unshielded is so inexpensive

                  • Frank Blom
                    Frank Blom  1 days back

                    Why nobody put ply sheet floors in american/canadese houses crawlspace?
                    Less mouses and no risk of falling through the cealing.

                    • Hacked HD
                      Hacked HD  1 days back

                      My network speed is maximum 980kb
                      10 gb that has world of its on😔

                      • Clarke Bryan Dela Cruz

                        Finally featured Mikrotik =)

                        • Ardent Dfender
                          Ardent Dfender  1 days back

                          Think Linus needs to call a Exterminator!

                          • James Bond
                            James Bond  1 days back

                            5:21 whos that on the left!!! I MEAN RIGHT!!!!

                            • IraQ Nid
                              IraQ Nid  1 days back

                              When y'all gonna do a video about running TeraBit fiber throughout the studio?

                              • IraQ Nid
                                IraQ Nid  1 days back

                                A little over a thousand dollars isn't quite the same as spending $1,095+ :)

                                • Baldev Lagah
                                  Baldev Lagah  2 days back

                                  Dude you will regret lifting like that when you are in hospital with doctors saying you have a 50/50 chance of walking after the surgery you need due to this insane shit!

                                  • Alex F
                                    Alex F  2 days back

                                    have you try out unifi?

                                    • Exe. Dist
                                      Exe. Dist  2 days back

                                      That ain't cheap. Me and my dad wired up a six bed house with RJ45 100mbps for under £100 back in the 90s and that was budget. $500 for a switch and about the same in cabling is not budget...

                                      • Jari Sipilainen
                                        Jari Sipilainen  2 days back

                                        15:17 yeat again one new promise something save. we not strore youre number but we remember it. we noy use it its crypted. just sayed its not sored lol. and we have paypal allready? if something is working why try luck if some other 4rd party steal your number lol

                                        • Jari Sipilainen
                                          Jari Sipilainen  2 days back

                                          hig quality cable and cheap switch or hig quality switch and poor cable.why not desend cable and decent switch. it become cheaper

                                          • Oleg Korsak
                                            Oleg Korsak  2 days back

                                            cat6??? cmoooon. I got CAT8 for entire of my life

                                            • henry nrl
                                              henry nrl  2 days back

                                              8:51 Linus is a Vampire!?!?

                                              • TinderSticks
                                                TinderSticks  2 days back

                                                And this video is brought to you by .... DUBBLE TAPPING. 😂 BEST Future of YouTube ever

                                                • crashk6
                                                  crashk6  2 days back

                                                  It's not "RJ45" ....and, 10gb UNSHIELDED!?! Oh the RF noise... *Slowly shakes head*

                                                  • twintriode
                                                    twintriode  2 days back

                                                    Tech channel run by non-technical people.

                                                    • Draxalite
                                                      Draxalite  2 days back

                                                      12:22 Linus is either playing with true damage senna ooooor Thugnificent is a part of the editing team.... dat bass doe... SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!

                                                      • fLaMePr0oF
                                                        fLaMePr0oF  3 days back

                                                        Linus, going up in that loft without a mask was a really bad idea, please don't do that again, I love your content ;)

                                                        • Mike Evans
                                                          Mike Evans  3 days back

                                                          Did you guys try running 10GbE over the CAT5e? If it is structural (solid core) and short runs people have found it can sometimes work.

                                                          • SethsPhone
                                                            SethsPhone  3 days back

                                                            I ordered one of those Fluke Versivs at work, it was called code name Toyota Corolla because of how much it costs.

                                                            • OptimalDiffusion
                                                              OptimalDiffusion  3 days back

                                                              Linus and his 10 gb

                                                              Meanwhile me and my 5/1 dsl

                                                              • Rpe Kneefel
                                                                Rpe Kneefel  4 days back

                                                                LTT videos get more fun with pitch shifting up to Chipmunks levels

                                                                • Darem Rouzes
                                                                  Darem Rouzes  4 days back

                                                                  As a worker in construction:
                                                                  Linus your attic and roof need an upgrade, not the network switch.
                                                                  Also kill those mice.

                                                                  • Game City XL
                                                                    Game City XL  4 days back

                                                                    so does this make you have more fps in minecraft?

                                                                    • Volvith
                                                                      Volvith  4 days back

                                                                      "Old viewers will probably recoginse this as old Whonnock..."
                                                                      Hehe, yeah, i remember Whonnock.
                                                                      Remember when it nearly died? :D
                                                                      That was fun.

                                                                      • Nuke8472
                                                                        Nuke8472  4 days back

                                                                        9:28 - More exciting than Dark Souls

                                                                        • jonneymendoza
                                                                          jonneymendoza  4 days back

                                                                          Any reason you did not go for cat7 or even cat 8?

                                                                          • unknown 12
                                                                            unknown 12  4 days back

                                                                            5:59 ~ Linus 2019

                                                                            • fiskfisk33
                                                                              fiskfisk33  4 days back

                                                                              after upgrading my house i still havent upgraded my house
                                                                              yeah ;)

                                                                              • Stealth Kills
                                                                                Stealth Kills  4 days back

                                                                                8:47 holy he is a devil

                                                                                • Evan Root
                                                                                  Evan Root  4 days back

                                                                                  are there no MikroTik experts out there who know how to access the switch? macTelnet or something?

                                                                                  • ishtimal
                                                                                    ishtimal  4 days back

                                                                                    We use a lot of mikrotik equipment for our clients in the lower fraser valley. Love the crap out of these guys. Use winbox to configure them. :)

                                                                                    • rockapartie
                                                                                      rockapartie  4 days back

                                                                                      Next project: Painting the storage room walls.

                                                                                      • Alex Piklor
                                                                                        Alex Piklor  5 days back

                                                                                        i have no idea what this does but im watchin anyway

                                                                                        • Phoenix-Project.pl
                                                                                          Phoenix-Project.pl  5 days back

                                                                                          If this will helps, whean configurating the mikrotik switches and routers better use Winbox software, dont know what you use but i think simple using browser, configure RoMON that you can connect to device without any filter rules = saver things, you can also make many DHCP servers and VLAN rules for your servers to keep saver and separate devices from your normal devices like normal use laptops or phones, in ip>firewall>service ports change the ports you like beceose many of ppl like to try enter your cr using standard service ports and also if anyone can connect to your internet provider network and use scan in winbox, can see your device. In ip>firewall>nat you can make ports rules also in connections you will see all connections in and out to your network. Make in firewall filter rules flood protect rule for make your sarvers saver. In ip>dhcp server>leases you can easly make static adresses rules, also you can see there alerts.

                                                                                          PRO TIP - you can play music on your mikrotik switches and routers using scripting, you all can find in google serch. Think about that, flood rule starts to working, someone attacks your server, router starting the script to block that and also plays imperial march from star wars :D.

                                                                                          there are almost everything you can do with this router.

                                                                                          PRO TIP for ppl working in internet providers - if some company have many of radios from mikrotik and you dont know what radio you need to service, someone who can enter to this radio can play for you any music to locate the radio, we have many of SXT radios for clients and whean you reech the roof of building and see 6 radios .... that can helps

                                                                                          10gbps you can also reech using 2 x cat 5e cable, using any cables outside better use cables with gel inside, that will make water out from the inside of cable.

                                                                                          PS. Sorry for my poor english language :) Cheers.

                                                                                          • Kweli Patton
                                                                                            Kweli Patton  5 days back

                                                                                            Why do the technical people around him allow him to do things like store stuff in a working server?

                                                                                            • Iam_Dunn
                                                                                              Iam_Dunn  5 days back

                                                                                              I don’t know why you would do this when Ca-nuh-duh only just got Telegraph wiring between major centres.... LOL :)

                                                                                              • yuprulesing
                                                                                                yuprulesing  5 days back

                                                                                                0:58 Made in Latvia? Interesting.

                                                                                                • tedyboy
                                                                                                  tedyboy  5 days back

                                                                                                  6:01 well it´s official , linus comes out of the closet :)