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So I share a USB network adapter between my two folding rigs. I leave it plugged into the system with the higher PPD, then I have to plug it into my other rig to upload/download a new work unit so it can be busy for the next 8 or so hours, then I plug the USB network adapter back into my original machine.

It's a pain in the butt and utterly inefficient. I'd preferably not purchase a second network adapter (yet).

Is there a way to get on my secondary folding rig, download like 5 work units, then let it chug away from a day or two, then on the 3rd day jump on it and sync it back up with the F@H server? It'd help me sooooo much, especially since my secondary rig is a i7-3770k (4.3ghz) and a AMD 7870 (1150mhz)
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post #2 of 6

Just get another adapter?

 

Connect them via ethernet and share the internet between them.

Do they just not have any networking?

post #3 of 6
No, it's not possible to do that. WU turnaround time is important since the next Gen in a particular trajectory simulation can't be created until the previous one is returned; this is why they created the QRB, to really encourage people to get things done ASAP. If you downloaded 5 WUs at a time, some of those could be sitting on your machine for weeks before they even got started. By not queueing them up, the servers can hand them out to machines that will start processing them immediately and return them before your machine even started on them.

There used to be deadline-less projects where queueing up multiple WUs was possible, but there haven't been any of those in several years and there almost certainly won't be any in the future.
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Originally Posted by PR-Imagery View Post

Just get another adapter?

Connect them via ethernet and share the internet between them.
Do they just not have any networking?

can they share the same internet dongle by connecting them in the back through the Ethernet? My router is in the living room and I'd rather not pull a RJ45 cable across my apartment to the office. In my office I have one desktop on the left of the desk, and one desktop on the right of my desk. I just sit there and switch the USB dongle back and forth using the front facing USB ports....

If I can somehow link the PC and have them both utilize the dongle plugged into one of their USB ports, that'd be great!
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post #5 of 6
Connect the two computers through ethernet than bridge the usb adapter with one of the desktop's ethernet adapter.

It should automatically start sharing the connection
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Originally Posted by PR-Imagery View Post

Connect the two computers through ethernet than bridge the usb adapter with one of the desktop's ethernet adapter.

It should automatically start sharing the connection

I'll have to try that when I get home! This would save me such a hassle and boost my folding efficiency a lot! I'll update ya'll later
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CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
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Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
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