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  • Teleradiology Network Redundancy

    Posted by drhuseyingunduz_61 on March 26, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Apologies, I vaguely remember a discussion on this a while ago but couldn’t find that thread.
     
    I’ll be starting a new remote gig soon. I’d like to set up my rig to be as robust as possible to minimize network downtime. Pardon my ignorance, but does anyone have any general tips for hardware or software that I should look into?
    – Buy two separate lines, each with their own modems and routers (even different ISPs)?
    – Mobile hotspot for tethering?
    – Business line?
    – Power supply noise filter?
    – Other?
     
    Thanks in advance.

    buckeyeguy replied 1 year, 3 months ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • ruszja

    Member
    March 26, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    If you have two ISPs serving your house, get a fast plan with the faster one and a basic plan with the other one. Get a router that can be configured in a fail-over mode. The router keeps sending little probes to ensure that the connection is ‘up’ and switches to the backup if main goes down. Now this can cause things like VPN tunnels to crash as your IP address suddenly changes, so you may have to log out and back in. Also consider getting a cell based backup to the backup. Depending on how you are hooked in with the home network, you may be able to get by on a cell based backup. But it’s good to have if someone knocks out a power pole and both of your main ISPs go down.

    • buckeyeguy

      Member
      March 26, 2023 at 5:45 pm

      fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?

      • ruszja

        Member
        March 27, 2023 at 5:06 am

        Quote from Dream Run

        fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?

        I bought my house from someone in the IT business. I have a guest room with 8 Cat5e outlets (the ladies former office) and a network closet with its own HVAC ducting

        I have wired Ubiquity Pro wireless access points on each floor. You can peel paint and cook small birds with the wifi field available.

        • kaldridgewv2211

          Member
          March 27, 2023 at 9:15 am

          What’s available to you?  We use Cisco Meraki appliances.  Some of which can be had with a SIM card slot.  So if your hardwire dies, the cell data kicks in.  I’ve seen cable companies, and cellular companies offering home internet too.  So if your wire dies, you kick over to a 5G connection.  T Mobile has the John Travolta commercial about it.

        • buckeyeguy

          Member
          March 27, 2023 at 6:18 pm

          Quote from fw

          Quote from Dream Run

          fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?

          I bought my house from someone in the IT business. I have a guest room with 8 Cat5e outlets (the ladies former office) and a network closet with its own HVAC ducting

          I have wired Ubiquity Pro wireless access points on each floor. You can peel paint and cook small birds with the wifi field available.

           
          Dang, I’m jelly.
           
          Is there a savvier way to run ETH cable to certain rooms that doesn’t ruin aesthetics that I’m not aware of? I’ll look this up too, but thanks.

          • andy.lippman_422

            Member
            March 28, 2023 at 2:45 am

            I suggest running conduit so that you’re future-proof for future upgrades. Ubiquity is a great prosumer network product — can recommend them.
             
            I use an LTE modem for backup. If my fiber goes down, I unplug the router from the ONT and plug it into the LTE modem. External antennas help with signal if your cell signal isn’t great at home. Not ideal but it’s good enough to limp along until the internet comes back. I don’t think it’s worth it to pay a monthly fee for a second ISP that you will use 1% of the time if that.

          • ruszja

            Member
            March 28, 2023 at 3:05 am

            Quote from Dream Run

            Quote from fw

            Quote from Dream Run

            fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?

            I bought my house from someone in the IT business. I have a guest room with 8 Cat5e outlets (the ladies former office) and a network closet with its own HVAC ducting

            I have wired Ubiquity Pro wireless access points on each floor. You can peel paint and cook small birds with the wifi field available.

            Dang, I’m jelly.

            Is there a savvier way to run ETH cable to certain rooms that doesn’t ruin aesthetics that I’m not aware of? I’ll look this up too, but thanks.

            A good low voltage electrician or alarm installer can get you network cables anywhere in a wood frame building without making much of a mess. They know the framing and have tools to fish a cable through spaces you didn’t think existed.

            • gustavobarraza_207

              Member
              March 28, 2023 at 3:55 am

              [i]”””Quote from [b]Dream Run[/b][/i]
              fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?”””
               
              This is anecdotal, of course, but I have been working 100% remote for an academic center for 8 years, wirelessly, using a mesh router with 2 satellites for great coverage. I average 450+ MBps routinely, with no issues. 
              My whole house ethernet system was no faster… and I disconnected it, using the wiring for a video distributing system.

              • buckeyeguy

                Member
                March 28, 2023 at 9:05 am

                Quote from drgl

                [i]”””Quote from [b]Dream Run[/b][/i]
                fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?”””

                This is anecdotal, of course, but I have been working 100% remote for an academic center for 8 years, wirelessly, using a mesh router with 2 satellites for great coverage. I average 450+ MBps routinely, with no issues. 
                My whole house ethernet system was no faster… and I disconnected it, using the wiring for a video distributing system.

                 
                Thanks bro-sky, very cool.

            • buckeyeguy

              Member
              March 28, 2023 at 9:06 am

              Quote from fw

              Quote from Dream Run

              Quote from fw

              Quote from Dream Run

              fw, do you use a mesh network by chance (eth port) or are you wired up all the way (most people aren’t, or if mobile, not likely)?

              I bought my house from someone in the IT business. I have a guest room with 8 Cat5e outlets (the ladies former office) and a network closet with its own HVAC ducting

              I have wired Ubiquity Pro wireless access points on each floor. You can peel paint and cook small birds with the wifi field available.

              Dang, I’m jelly.

              Is there a savvier way to run ETH cable to certain rooms that doesn’t ruin aesthetics that I’m not aware of? I’ll look this up too, but thanks.

              A good low voltage electrician or alarm installer can get you network cables anywhere in a wood frame building without making much of a mess. They know the framing and have tools to fish a cable through spaces you didn’t think existed.

               
              Thank you as well, fw, roughly how much do you think they’d charge for this? Easier or not to get the Mesh network … which would provide likely better coverage at the place I’m thinking of for greater overall wifi signal. Cheers