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by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

mouth wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:39 am
Do take a look at that link I posted. Not only do you want to disable DHCP but you want to explicitly set the router to operate in bridge and not router mode.
I guess I want config #7. I will look at the Fios router this afternoon.
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

inbox788 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:21 am
mouth wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am
You can place your FiOS router into bridge only mode...
Can you, OP? That's the Million Dollar question.
I took a quick peek today, and I can disable it as a DHCP Server.
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I'm confused! https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=279372&start=50#p4510347 Now we are both confused. :D Guest never worked. Downstairs, cabana, and garage worked with separate SSIDs. Downstairs had 3 working WAPs on one SSID. When I said handoffs worked well, I meant within range ...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

But I'm left wondering how Downstairs Guest Network would have worked in Bridge Mode, but not Garage and Cabana. I have lost track of the iterations, but guest never worked anywhere. It was created, and could be attached to, but it never had internet access. Garage and cabana worked, but only with ...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

This morning, I was debating how much to invest in a guest network, since my WiFi really does work for most normal uses. We are doing a renovation, and as I catalog how much we are adding to IoT (Internet of Things), it's pretty shocking: 1. Irrigation 2. Solar production 3. Solar storage 4. Geother...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I got some Ethernet extension cables yesterday (the cables are in conduit, a bit short, and not easy to replace). I will try some configurations later. My current configuration has NAT coming from the Fios router and every Airport set to Bridge mode, with Sunroom and Office wired to the back of Dow...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I got some Ethernet extension cables yesterday (the cables are in conduit, a bit short, and not easy to replace). I will try some configurations later. My current configuration has NAT coming from the Fios router and every Airport set to Bridge mode, with Sunroom and Office wired to the back of Down...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I have no experience with the Extreme but this link shows how to enable the guest network on that unit: https://www.thegeekpub.com/5191/use-airport-extreme-guest-network-bridge-mode/ Thank you for the link. I had seen that article, but setting VLAN that way is a bridge too far for me (ha! see what ...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

How's the Office, Sunroom and Downstairs Guest Network usability? Can you surf the web? What is giving you trouble? Who's your ISP provider? What's the make/model of the ISP FIOS modem/router? Have you looked for ways to turn off NAT? Is there a DMZ IP setup? Is this the "inside baseball" stuff you...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I'll echo the other Unifi recommendations. Set them up and never touched them again. Ceiling mounted so they're out of the way. There were two old ones installed at the house when we moved in. Apparently they work well, but they’re plug ugly. I’d consider them if they were just placed on a surface;...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

So the EASY way for this to definitely work, is to (a) jettison FIOS router for more simple FIOS modem, and then (b) hook up google mesh. You will have working primary and guest networks and it should be done in less than an hour. (a) My understanding is that Fios gigabit doesn’t have a modem that ...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

1). DHCP server is the Fios router 2) separate network names for cabana, home, and garage 3) works fine, but 4) internet does not work if I try to have a guest network[/color] I thought Airport were supposed to be easy to setup, but never had the pleasure. Is the the double NAT issue you're coming ...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I'm not familiar with routing functions of the Airport Extreme or FIOS, but it seems if you got a router and plugged all the Airports into it, it could be the gateway to your ISP. JamesSF seems to have it working with one of the Airport Extreme routers as the gateway. i believe he’s connected the E...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

And, if I make everything bridge mode, i can’t successfully make cabana and garage the same SSID. Not a huge deal, but a pita.
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I probably have configured it incorrectly. Any ideas? I'm not clear - do all of these have the same SSID and password? If so, roaming should happen automatically. For the moment, let’s forget cabana and garage. The three Airports in the house have same SSID and password. Roaming is fine. When I try...
by TomatoTomahto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I have a similar setup you have (Airport Extreme as base router connected to internet, two Airport Expresses ethernet-connected to it, all on the same SSID). No problems with seamless switching to the strongest signal on the same SSID as I move around my 1929 wifi-phobic house. The base Extreme is ...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taxes: marginal rate now vs effective rate in retirement
Replies: 85
Views: 3515

Re: Taxes: marginal rate now vs effective rate in retirement

Let’s not forget the many couples who are deferring at MFJ rates but will be withdrawing at single rates, because of death of a spouse.
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taxes: marginal rate now vs effective rate in retirement
Replies: 85
Views: 3515

Re: Taxes: marginal rate now vs effective rate in retirement

I think the difference is do you plan on taking out as much money in retirement as you make now? With a paid off house, which is what I plan to have when I retire, I plan to take out much less money then what I am making now. So I intend to pay less in taxes in retirement. We don’t plan to take out...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If FIRECalc shows 100% success rate, what holds you back from retiring?
Replies: 98
Views: 7463

Re: If FIRECalc shows 100% success rate, what holds you back from retiring?

DW. I thought we were good to go at 55. She wasn't ready to pull the plug on her career. If she was doing OMY, I figured I might as well too, to really pad the safety factor. That OMY was our best ever for gross income, by 25%. The market was kind too. That last year cured her of any thought of con...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If FIRECalc shows 100% success rate, what holds you back from retiring?
Replies: 98
Views: 7463

Re: If FIRECalc shows 100% success rate, what holds you back from retiring?

If the weather report says no rain for a planned trip to London, I’m still packing a raincoat.
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best pillow under $50?
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Best pillow under $50?

shell921 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:38 am
I love my buckwheat hulls pillow ! They are on Amazon.
:thumbsup
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

At the risk of being tedious, I don't understand why you are running into double NAT with the Airport Extremes. Assuming that you have another router connected to FIOS, none of the Extremes should be doing NAT at all. In Airport Utility, under the Network tab, the router mode should be set to Off (...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

Dunno. I didn't have to use the workaround as I have reception at all the access points. Sounds like you do not. Seems like an incredibly simple workaround but you seem to have made up your mind that it won't work. Good luck. It is a simple workaround, the first time. We get frequent power outages,...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I am just curious. Why do you not want a mesh network in your home? I guess I should restate that. I am not interested in a mesh network without Ethernet backhaul. If anyone has lived in a house with many rooms that are full of fieldstone, they will understand. The only two things fieldstone insula...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

Here’s another question.

We have not had issues with “handoff” between WAPs with the Apple products (same SSID, same password, AC devices).

Given that I insist (perhaps foolishly) on wired connections for my WAPs, what is the benefit of mesh for me? I ask that question sincerely.
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

Perhaps you really want more than just a "Guest" network? I'm pretty happy with Unifi access points which generally allow for four concurrent wireless networks with minimal setup. My pretty typical setup is: 1) Primary network 2) Internet of Things / Media network (setup with Guest attributes, to l...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Re: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

I am just curious. Why do you not want a mesh network in your home? I guess I should restate that. I am not interested in a mesh network without Ethernet backhaul. If anyone has lived in a house with many rooms that are full of fieldstone, they will understand. The only two things fieldstone insula...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: “Smart Home” upgrades?
Replies: 26
Views: 2011

Re: “Smart Home” upgrades?

Nearly A Moose wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 am
Mind editing your post to drop the link to your thread, if okay per forum rules?
viewtopic.php?p=4506912#p4506912
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: “Smart Home” upgrades?
Replies: 26
Views: 2011

Re: “Smart Home” upgrades?

For those setting up a smart home, make sure you clearly understand HOW your devices are connected to your home network and WHAT that means as far as security. SPECIFICALLY, if you don't connect these devices to your Guest network, and they share the same network as your computer(s), tablet(s) and ...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3083

Which WAP to replace Airport Extreme - please no mesh recommendations

Based on a recent post by RickBoglehead, I realize that I should upgrade my wireless access points to allow a Guest Network. For a number of reasons, I am not interested in a mesh network. We have fieldstone throughout the house, so please don't recommend a WAP that has great range; I need 3 locatio...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: “Smart Home” upgrades?
Replies: 26
Views: 2011

Re: “Smart Home” upgrades?

I’ve got some Hue lights that change color temperature according to Circadian rhythms. I like them. I’m installing Lutron Caseta switches in my renovation. I’m shopping for automated shades. I’m installing space age thermostat/controllers (Symphony) with my geothermal next month. It will do everythi...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 706
Views: 89056

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

oldzey wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:28 pm
My deepest gratitude goes out to Jack Bogle (RIP) and my fellow Bogleheads for the positive difference they have made in my life.
You just reminded me that I don’t express my gratitude often enough. I don’t post in this thread often, but it’s great to see the Boglehead results.
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: corporate conference - seeking help
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: corporate conference - seeking help

I attended many “off sites” where we were flown in, stayed at expensive hotels, and were encouraged to reduce expenses. I’m not that clever, but an obvious suggestion sprang to mind. With a publicly traded company you need to remember that the compensation of all the executives is in the public rec...
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Crown Molding Out-of-Style?
Replies: 46
Views: 4309

Re: Is Crown Molding Out-of-Style?

It also does not go well with popcorn ceilings. Now that's something that has been long out of style, right? I hope it is out of style. ButI haven’t looked for 30+ years. One benefit - pop corn ceilings don’t generally show settling cracks. I don't care for the look, but anything with irregular sur...
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How and when did you do it - to get to 1 Million
Replies: 86
Views: 17522

Re: How and when did you do it - to get to 1 Million

I agree with the advice about marrying a frugal spouse, but be pretty sure you won't divorce said spouse. I divorced a not-really-frugal woman in my 40s. That took me out of the two comma club. But, I discovered that marrying a frugal-ish woman who is a good earner could get me back in the club. Ev...
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: corporate conference - seeking help
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: corporate conference - seeking help

This is going to come across as more snarky than I intend. If you’re asking people to do more and more with less and less, the first thing I’d think of if I were invited to a conference would be, “couldn’t you think of a better use of the limited resources than a conference?” I attended many “off si...
by TomatoTomahto
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fire my financial advisor now or later? (recent windfall help needed)
Replies: 48
Views: 3990

Re: Fire my financial advisor now or later? (recent windfall help needed)

She also pointed out that in a fund such as VTSAX there is internal turnover of ~3% per year for which I may owe substantial capital gains taxes on every year even if I am just holding the fund. Is this true? She’s either a liar, incompetent, or maybe she’s hiding behind the word “may.” We have a b...
by TomatoTomahto
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Hedging against hyperinflation scenario
Replies: 47
Views: 2988

Re: Hedging against hyperinflation scenario

Stock up on guns, ammo, food, alcohol, drugs, any consumer good. Hoarders win in this situation. I have water from wells pumped using solar electric, heat and cooling from geothermal, and lots of land to grow food on. I have good friends I promised a room to, but they’d have to bring the guns and a...
by TomatoTomahto
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?
Replies: 79
Views: 4413

Re: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

We only own one share of BRK.A because it would cost too much to sell. The kids will get the stepped up basis.
by TomatoTomahto
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are RMDs that bad if you're not an over-saver?
Replies: 139
Views: 12218

Re: Are RMDs that bad if you're not an over-saver?

Perhaps some forget this about 401Ks - not all of that money or growth of that money may be due to your own contribution. Depending on what your employer match was, a good chunk of your 401K and its growth could be due to the money your employer put in. In my case about 40% of the contributions wer...
by TomatoTomahto
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are RMDs that bad if you're not an over-saver?
Replies: 139
Views: 12218

Re: Are RMDs that bad if you're not an over-saver?

Perhaps some forget this about 401Ks - not all of that money or growth of that money may be due to your own contribution. Depending on what your employer match was, a good chunk of your 401K and its growth could be due to the money your employer put in. In my case about 40% of the contributions wer...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston area - nice towns for families
Replies: 79
Views: 4492

Re: Boston area - nice towns for families

bluebolt wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:30 pm
...Massachusetts does have a state estate tax for estates over $1MM which does make it one of the more unfriendly states from that perspective.
It’s a great place to live, but not a great place to die :(
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: ORP says I should stop all pre-tax contribs
Replies: 75
Views: 5860

Re: ORP says I should stop all pre-tax contribs

My spouse will have a pension at my age 58, so if she retires we will live on that plus pre-tax distributions. However she will probably work into her 60s, and her salary will cover our expenses. Her FRA is my age 65 so we will have that additional income, if we don't want to wait until we are both...
by TomatoTomahto
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston area - nice towns for families
Replies: 79
Views: 4492

Re: Boston area - nice towns for families

One key take-away from this thread is that there are many decent towns for families in the Boston area. Some complain about Massachusetts being a high tax state but the taxes are nowhere near as high as certain New York or California towns and with MA, you get what you pay for: decent schools and p...
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you have plenty of money, why not 100% stocks in retirement?
Replies: 107
Views: 7013

Re: If you have plenty of money, why not 100% stocks in retirement?

To revise my original question, I probably would do 100% stock. I think it'd be wise to have 5 years living expenses in stable value money, and then 100% stocks for all remainder. That way, I have enough living expenses to weather almost all of the possible downturns and stay the course until the u...
by TomatoTomahto
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you have plenty of money, why not 100% stocks in retirement?
Replies: 107
Views: 7013

Re: If you have plenty of money, why not 100% stocks in retirement?

To revise my original question, I probably would do 100% stock. I think it'd be wise to have 5 years living expenses in stable value money, and then 100% stocks for all remainder. That way, I have enough living expenses to weather almost all of the possible downturns and stay the course until the u...
by TomatoTomahto
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]
Replies: 436
Views: 29699

Re: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]

When I was in the post office mailing my return, there were about 8 people there and everyone was talking about how their taxes had gone up considerably. That’s not a big surprise. I don’t have data to back this up, but I don’t think it’s a stretch that those with a good refund file earlier than th...
by TomatoTomahto
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What websites do you use for the latest investing news?
Replies: 51
Views: 3925

Re: What websites do you use for the latest investing news?

Whenever I start regularly reading investment and market news I develop an unhealthy urge to mess with my portfolio. I do subscribe to Matt Levine's newsletter on Bloomberg, but that's mostly because he's a hilarious writer. He's quite good at explaining various Wall Street hijinks in an understand...
by TomatoTomahto
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston area - nice towns for families
Replies: 79
Views: 4492

Re: Boston area - nice towns for families

Since local taxes support schools, there is a direct link between the quality of schools and how expensive the town/city is. Those with excellent school systems are all expensive; Lexington, Newton, Brookline, Weston, Wayland, Sudbury, Wellesley, Dover, Sherbon, Andover,..., compared to neighboring...
by TomatoTomahto
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston area - nice towns for families
Replies: 79
Views: 4492

Re: Boston area - nice towns for families

Have you considered Sherborn? Sherborn looks very pretty, thanks for the suggestion! Houses in Sherbon and neighboring Dover are typically large and quite pricey. There are also more affordable options in those towns, within the OP’s budget. Sherborn’s property taxes are higher than many other loca...