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I'd have to say wait it out for google fiber to finish up and deliver to your home. As for access points, a couple of standard home routers and DDWRT could fix that issue. If you don't buy a router just to replace your old hub.

Waiting is not an option. Google Fiber is still a long way out for my area and I have got to get a real wifi network going.
Budget?

If you have a home server AC would be best, but I wouldn't upgrade without $300+. n/ac is almost a necessity for home servers.
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It's a bit concerning that you have to reset everything on a regular basis. Which piece of hardware is the DHCP host? The home server or the modem?

Either way, I'd replace the hub with a GigE switch (or 100Mbit switch if the budget doesn't stretch), and use a dedicated access point for the wireless stuff. It doesn't have to be an actual AP - a cheap wireless DSL router or cable router is just as good.

I'd look at brands like LinkSys, D-Link, TP-Link, NetGear. Hit eBay for the wireless router and the switch. smile.gif
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Budget?
If you have a home server AC would be best, but I wouldn't upgrade without $300+. n/ac is almost a necessity for home servers.

About 50-75 USD. what do you mean by AC? Acsess Pint? sorry not up to date on all the latest Acronyms in networking.

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@OP
It's a bit concerning that you have to reset everything on a regular basis. Which piece of hardware is the DHCP host? The home server or the modem?
Either way, I'd replace the hub with a GigE switch (or 100Mbit switch if the budget doesn't stretch), and use a dedicated access point for the wireless stuff. It doesn't have to be an actual AP - a cheap wireless DSL router or cable router is just as good.
I'd look at brands like LinkSys, D-Link, TP-Link, NetGear. Hit eBay for the wireless router and the switch. smile.gif

Yes, its a total nightmare. If 2 or more device's connect to my ad-hoc/wifi network I will have to reset the adapter and connection once one of the device's leave's the network. I don't know why and have not been able to trouble shoot the issue to save my life. The modem is constantly flipping out and having fits. A good example is when its just the 3 PC's(2 desktops and the server, all wired connections) running, Server on idel(no connections to it at all, no streaming or anything) and the two PC's can be surfing the web(google, FB, Twitter or what ever) and all the sudden my connection make's 56k seem lightning fast. Reset the modem and all is well for a little bit. Now if I'm having a heavy useage day(playing BF3 for hours on end from both PC's and heavy traffic on the MineCraft and TeamSpeak Server's it fails about every hour or so, resulting in having to reset the Modem. After 3 months of fighting I'm done with it lol. I hate my home network more than anything in the world.. mostly becuase the HUB is stupid(no options or anything to configure) and the Modem is locked way down by TWC. My network is the definition of "Plug and Pray" lol.

EDIT** the Modem is handling the DHCP Hosting.


Sorry I'm having trouble resopding to this thread in a timely manner, Work (concreat/foundation repair) has been BOOMING with all the dry weather we have been having this summer here in the midwest.
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Budget?
If you have a home server AC would be best, but I wouldn't upgrade without $300+. n/ac is almost a necessity for home servers.

About 50-75 USD. what do you mean by AC? Acsess Pint? sorry not up to date on all the latest Acronyms in networking.

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@OP
It's a bit concerning that you have to reset everything on a regular basis. Which piece of hardware is the DHCP host? The home server or the modem?
Either way, I'd replace the hub with a GigE switch (or 100Mbit switch if the budget doesn't stretch), and use a dedicated access point for the wireless stuff. It doesn't have to be an actual AP - a cheap wireless DSL router or cable router is just as good.
I'd look at brands like LinkSys, D-Link, TP-Link, NetGear. Hit eBay for the wireless router and the switch. smile.gif

Yes, its a total nightmare. If 2 or more device's connect to my ad-hoc/wifi network I will have to reset the adapter and connection once one of the device's leave's the network. I don't know why and have not been able to trouble shoot the issue to save my life. The modem is constantly flipping out and having fits. A good example is when its just the 3 PC's(2 desktops and the server, all wired connections) running, Server on idel(no connections to it at all, no streaming or anything) and the two PC's can be surfing the web(google, FB, Twitter or what ever) and all the sudden my connection make's 56k seem lightning fast. Reset the modem and all is well for a little bit. Now if I'm having a heavy useage day(playing BF3 for hours on end from both PC's and heavy traffic on the MineCraft and TeamSpeak Server's it fails about every hour or so, resulting in having to reset the Modem. After 3 months of fighting I'm done with it lol. I hate my home network more than anything in the world.. mostly becuase the HUB is stupid(no options or anything to configure) and the Modem is locked way down by TWC. My network is the definition of "Plug and Pray" lol.

EDIT** the Modem is handling the DHCP Hosting.


Sorry I'm having trouble resopding to this thread in a timely manner, Work (concreat/foundation repair) has been BOOMING with all the dry weather we have been having this summer here in the midwest.
Wifi ac, 802.11ac.
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@OP

Thanks for the extra detail. It sounds like:

1) The modem needs a firmware update. Have you asked your provider to update the device?

2) The WiFi adapter in your home server has a driver issue. Luckily you have control over this - get yourself a cheap but decent W-AP and you'll be fine. smile.gif
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Wifi ac, 802.11ac.

Thanks for clarification.

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@OP
Thanks for the extra detail. It sounds like:
1) The modem needs a firmware update. Have you asked your provider to update the device?
2) The WiFi adapter in your home server has a driver issue. Luckily you have control over this - get yourself a cheap but decent W-AP and you'll be fine. smile.gif

Np. I have contacted TWC about the modem issue and that ended in a rather cartoon-ish fit of rage on my behalf. Their official stance was "we spend a lot of money to provide you, the customer with high quality hardware, The problem is with my PC's, CAT Cable's or some other variable that is "out of their hands"..." Basically they said it was my fault.

They(TWC) then proceeded to tell me that I could exchange my current modem for the same model but it will cost me $30 on my next bill, or for $50 + an additional $7.50 each month as a rental fee(on top of the $5.00 they charge each month now) for an upgraded unit.

This is the point I channeled Yosemite Sam and totally flipped out. After calming down I started looking into other options for the modem. I get to pick from one of 4-5 Motorola Modem's, They refuse to activate any other's, but offer a decent selection of modems if you rent from them. I pray that some time next year Fiber will be in my area lol.

As for the Ad-Hoc Network/USB adapter nightmare, its an ASUS model and I have tried all the Driver's I can find from ASUS. Currently I have found that the Windows Driver is the most stable.

Thank you both for you assistance. +rep.
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