The Migration Has Started

As a small update on what is going on in my world. I am now slowly starting migrating all of my MikroTik related content onto my new domain MikNet.
I get a resounding amount of contact through from people all around the world talking to me about MikroTik related problems and projects they have and I feel that the “Steveocee” persona is not the right person to be dealing with this (Steveocee is an ingame handle so may be confusing when my channel is 80% PC games). MikNet will still receive the same content, tutorials and ongoing MikroTik love and also has it’s own YouTube channel which will slowly start to get filled up with helpful and niche problem solutions.

PC Upgrades – Maxxing my platform

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Following on from the motherboard upgrade I was left wanting just that bit more. I did a full delid and repaste on the 8700K but it didn’t quite quench the thirst so decided to take the plunge on an i9 9900K. Whilst the PC was apart I’ve dropped in another 16GB of RAM so for now I am classing my platform as maxxed out. Not that it was straining before, it’s absolutely not going to sweat now and this will also improve the render times when I’m creating videos.

Now to sit on my hands until H2 2020 when the new 3080Ti’s are out!

MikroTik SXT LTE Kit – The obvious next step.

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I’ve recently been lucky enough to be included in a friends deployment of a MikroTik SXT LTE kit.
Having previously had a full hands on play with the kit, it is typical MikroTik quality, average quality plastic with a brilliant performance for a less than average price.

The purpose of the installation was to remove the tired fixed wireless link he had which was only the region of around 10/2Mb and wasn’t the most cost effective solution.
Being a semi rural location meant a fixed line solution wasn’t going to work and mobile phone signal wasn’t awful returning better than wireless access speeds.

The decision was made to put in an SXT and with the help of an unlimited data SIM card, he is getting speeds far superior to the FWA, cheaper monthly outlay and it’s unlimited which is something the WISPS tend not to do.

When there is 4G access this good it is a stark signal that there is light at the end of the tunnel for those who aren’t blessed by Openreach and their fibre.

Speedtest result of a recently deployed SXT LTE