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> Why are recommendations or polls off-topic? Stack Exchange strives to be an authoritative resource for Questions and Answers. Polls and recommendations wind up being a Repository (of knowledge), which is fundamentally at odds with the structure of SE. Also note that shopping questions are a subset of recommendations (i.e. someone is asking for a product ...


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The question of which port(s) to use in an application is up to the application developer. The choice of which applications to use is up to the business management. The application deployment is up to the software and server engineers. None of the above has anything to do with network engineering, and this site is for network engineering. Before Network ...


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You're mixing 'questions about consumer grade devices and home networking' with 'requests for product recommendations' in your examples. The latter is off topic for any network, consumer or professional. Other than that, 'network engineering' is a term commonly used for professional networking, not for home networking. There's a clear help text explaining ...


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What is On-Topic Are there any OSI layer4 (or above) network protocol questions which are on-topic? Yes, this is even hinted at in the help center: If the question is about the design, theory or even simply using features of protocols used to operate a network, then the question should be on-topic. Protocols used to operate a network include (but ...


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Deleted content is not shown in your profile, the counts are for non-deleted content and are accurate showing 0 right now.


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Ron said: ... clearly this question belongs here and not on Server Fault I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. Quoting Server Fault's What is on-topic: What topics can I ask about here? Server Fault is a site for system and network administrators needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a professional capacity. If your ...


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The site name is not "Networking". The "Engineering" in the name implies it is for professionals. There is no real engineering in home networking. There are several SE sites for professionals, such as Server Fault where the names really do not imply professional, and that is why SE has a Tour, a What topics can I ask about here?, etc. ...


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Your question was about network cabling in a house. Residential/home networking is explicitly off-topic for Network Engineering, and you were correctly pointed to Super User, where home networking, including cabling in a house are on-topic. Even the picture in your question is a picture of a residential cable panel (the displayed terminations cannot handle ...


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There's nothing wrong with leaving a question unanswered if there is no explanation what has been done to resolve the problem. Posting an answer that it was solved but the poster doesn't know how won't help much. There's no real benefit for others looking to solve similar problems, and only the person posting the question is able to accept an answer, so the ...


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Unfortunately, these things happen. If you think the original question and your answer really are worth preserving, you can consider posting the question and answering it yourself. I don't think there's any other solution, there's no way to split the original question as if it was posted by the original poster.


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This is the source from the link that was showing a 404... it is likely expected to be an HTTP 404 error since the question was deleted by the system, but I'm still checking I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ Wi-fi ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ...


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