Ava Cameras Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Jan 18, 2021, 11:32am EST (Research)

*** *** ******** ***** *********-**-***** ** **************** ************* *** ******* ***** ********* ****** space. *** *** **** ** ***** new ******* ****** ****?

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** ****** *** ****** ***'* ** and *** *****, *********:

  • *** ** ***'* ******* ******* ******** to ***** ********** *******, ** **** as **** *** *********?
  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** (~*** ***), *** ***** (~2-0.1 ***), *** *** ******?
  • *** ** ******* ******* ** *** dark **** ** **?
  • *** **** ** *** *** ********?
  • *** *** ******* ******* *** ***** or ****?
  • *** ** ***'* ***** ******* ****** from ***** **-**** ******?

****: **** ****** ****** *** ******* and ***** ******* ****. **** ********* a ******** ****** ******** ****** *** ***** *********.

Executive *******

** *** *******, **** ** *** 5MP *** ******* ******** ****** ******* in *** *** **** ***** ******, but ******** ****** **** *** ********* in *** ***** ***** (***-** ******) and ******** *********** ******** ** ****/** scenes, **** ** ************* ******* ** compensate *** ***** ******.

**** **** ******* *** ********** *** for ***** *******, *-* *******, **** on *** ***** *** *** ******.

***** *** ******* ********* **** *********, setup ** ********** *******, ********* ******** steps ** ********* *** ******* ** third ***** *****, *** ******* ******** by ******* ** *******. ***** ***********, a ***** ******* **************, ** *** available **** *** ******* **** **** plan ** ******* ** ** *** end ** ****.

Ava **. *******

***'* ***** ******* *** ******** **** Verkada ** **** *****, *** *****, and ***, ****** **** ******** **** nighttime ****** **** ** ** (************ in ***, ***/****** ****** ** *******).

***'* *-* ****** **** **** ******* was ************* ***** **** *******, ***** averaged *-* ******* ** *** ***** even *** *** ***** ******.

*** *** *** ****** **** *********** artifacts **** ** ******* ***** ****** blockiness *** ********** ** *******. *******, Ava's ******** ******** ***** ** ***** of ******* ** *** ***** (~* Mb/s **. ~*.* **/* ** **** light).

*******, ***'* ********* ** **** ** a ******* ********* **** *******, ******** users ** **** ******* **** ******* for *********** ** ***** ***** *******, not ******** **** *******.

Ava ***** **. **-**** *******

*** ****** **** ***** *** "**-****" domes ***** ***** ******* ******* ********, with *** **** **********, ****, *** capabilities. ** *** *******, ***** ******* was *** **** ******* ***** ****** models. *** **** *********** *** ** storage *** ***** ************: ***** ******* store ***** **-***** *** ******* ******** to *** ***** **** ** ***** hardware ********. *******, **-**** ******* *** intended *** *** **** ***** * series ********** *** ** *** ******* directly ** *** *****.

Strong *** ***********

**** *** *** ** *** *** cameras ******** ****** *** ******* ** both *** *******'* **** *** **** chart.

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*** ** *** ********* ****** **** the ******* ** **** ****** ******** exposure *** ***** ******* *******. ***** not ** ****** ** *** **** Q1798-LE, *** ********* ********* ** *********'* 4K ******, ***** *****.

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** **** *** ** ***, *** 5MP ****** ******** **** ******** ** exterior *** ******** ********, ******* ** what ** **** **** *********.

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**** * ******* ****** ******* *** scene, *** ****** ** ***** ** adjust *** ******** ** *** **** opening. ** *** **** ******, *** face ******* ***********, ******* **** ******* as ** ***** **** ***** *** exposure ******** ** ****** ** ***** light **********.

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Color *** ***** ***********

** ***** *** ***** ** ~* lux, *** ** *** **** ** able ** ******* ****** *** ***** details **** ** **** *, ****** colors ** *** ***** ***** ****** muted/grayed.

****: *******'* ******* ******** ** ********** with ** ** ** * *** and ***** *** ***** *** ** forced **** ***** ****, ** *** excluded ****. *** **** ******* ********** **** ******* ***** ******* ****.

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*** *** *** ** ****** ** this *** *****, **** **** *****-********* that ***** *** ***** ******* *** colors.

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******* *** ****** ** ~*.* ***, the *** ** **** ** ****, making ** ********* ** ******* ****** details.

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*** *** ** ********, ****** *** amount ** ***** ** *** ***** obscures ******* *** **** ******.

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** ~*.* ***, *******'* ****** *** other ******* *** ********* ** *******. There *** ** ****** ******* *********** such ** *** ** **** **** users *** ****** ** ******* ****** quality

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*** ********* **** **** ** * key **** **** *** ******* **, with ************ ******:

*** ****** **** **** *** *** in *** ***** ** ** **** we **** **** ******* **. ***** are **** ******** ************ ** *** camera ***** ******** ******* *.* *** 3.3, ** *** ****** **** **** to **** ** **** *** ****** version. ** *** ********** ** **** improvements ** **** ****, *** ******** releases *** ******** ** ******* ******* this ** ** **** ** ******* optimise *** ******** *************.

****: ******* **** ****** **** *** latest ********* ******** ** *** **** of *******. ** **** ** ****** these ******* ** *** ******* *** released.

IR ************ ** **** ******

**** ** *** *** ***** ****** have ***** ******* ******** **** *********** our ******* *** **** ***** ** they **********, ******** ** ~**' ********.

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*** *** ******'* ****** ** ************ overexposes **** *** *******'* **** *** test ***** *******. **** *** ******* and ***** ~**' ****, ***** ***** characters *** *** ***** *** ** seen, ****** ***** ******* *** ****** out.

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***'* ********* ********* ******* ** ********** metering ***** *** ******* ***** ****** in ****** ********:

********* *** ** ****** *** *** adjustable ** ********, *** ** *** looking ** *** ** *** **** this **** ********. ** *** ** have *** *** *********** ******** ** this **** *** ** **** ******** our *********** ** ***** ******** **** have **** *********. *** ******** *** have ** ******* ** ****-********, ***** is * *********** ** *** ******* metering. ********* ** ** ****** ** balance *** ******* ********** ****** *** whole *****. **** ***'* ***** ** this ****, *** ** *** ******* at *** ** *** ****** **** for ** *********** ******.

*** ******* **** ** *** ******* at ** ****** ********, ***** *** area ** ******** *** ** ******** and *** ******** ****** ** ******** that **** ****** **** *** ***** scene. **** ******** ***** **** **** we *** **** ************ ****** *** exposure ** ****** *** ****-******** ** the *********** *****.

** *** ****, **** ** **, Ava *********** *** ****** **** *** Axis, ********* *** ******* ******* ******. While ******* *** * **** ***, chart ******* *** ** ****, ******* the *** ***** ** ********** ****** out **** ***** *-*.

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***'* *** **** ** ************ *********** the ******* *** **** *****, ******* to *** ** ****, **** ****** details **** ** *******. ***** ******* has * **** ***, ***** *** facial ******* *** ****** ** *******.

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******* *** ******* ******* ** ****** IR ******** ** ******** ** *** subject ********** *** ******. ***** *** no ******** ***** *** ***** ** remedy *** ****** *** *******/*******.

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Ava ***** **** ***** *******

** ****, **** ********* (~*** ***), the *** ** ****** ******** ***** details ** *** ******* *** **** chart.

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*** *** *** *** ***** ******* and **** ******** ** *** ******* and **** ***** ** **** ***** (~200 ***), ******* ** **** *** Hikvision.

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Bandwidth **********

***'* ** **** ******** ****** **** ~5 **/* ** ***** *** ***** (where ****** **** **** ****) ** just **** * **/* ** *** dark **** ** **. *** ******** averaged ~*.*-*.* **/* ** *** ****** tested.

*** **** *.***, **** ** ************* options ********* **** ** ***********, ******* cap, ***., ****** ** ******* ** cameras, *** ********* ****** ** ***** cloud ********* **** *******.

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Low **** **** *******

*** *** ** ***** ****** *** low ******* *********, ************ ******** ~* seconds ******* *** *****, ** *** web ******:

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**** ** ******* ** **** **** has ****** **** **** *** *******. Verkada's ~*-**+ ****** ******* ** ***** the ******* *** ** *** ***** camera's ****** **** ***.

RTSP ***********

***'***********-*********** **** **** ************, ***** ** something ******* **** *** ****, ****** it ** ******** ** *******. ******* up **** ******** *** ******** ** a ******** **** "****", *** ********* that **** ** ** **** **** in *** *****. ***** *** **** copy *** ***** **** ******'* **** URL ** *** ** ** ***** VMS, ***, ** ***** ***********.

****** *******, ***** **** ******* ****** without ***** ** ***** *** *********, but *** *** ****** ** ********, Genetec, ** *********. *** **** **** have ***** *** **** ************ ** Q1/Q2 **** ****, *** ** **** retest **** ***** ******* *** ****.

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ONVIF *** *********

*** *** ******** ***** ******* *** has ********* ******* **** ** *****. *******, *** ********* ***** ** not ********* ***** *** ** ******* for ***** ** ****:

***** ** ******* *** ***** **** year *** **** ** *** ****** portfolio - ** ** **** *** work *** ***** ** ***** *********. ONVIF *********** ** ********* ****** *** Q4 **** *******.

Physical ********

*** *** **-**** *** ***** ***** are ********** *******, ********** ** ***** select *** ***** ** ***** ******. The ******** ***** *** * ******* of ************ ********, *** ***** *** scan *** ** ***** ** *** cameras ** **** ******* *** ***** documentation ****** ************. ** ***** *** setting ** * ***** ******, *** QR **** ** *** ****** ** packaging *** ** ******* *** ***** to *** *** ***** ***** **********.

Size **********

*** *** ***** *** ******* ** size ** ***** **** **** *****, such ** *** **** *** ****** or *******'* ****-*, *** ******** ******* than ****' *** *** ********* ***** Series.

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Made ** ******

**** *** ***** ****** *** **** in ******.

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Ambarella *** ****

**** *** ******* **** ** ********* SoC, ******** *****.

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*******

****** *** *** ******* *** ** follows:

  • *** ** ***** **** */** **** retention (****-*-**-**): $*,*** *** ****
  • *** ******* *** **** (***********-*-***-**) */** days *********: $*** ****.

***** ****** *** ******** ***** **** Verkada's ** *** *** ******* ($*,*** and $***, ************).

Versions ****

*** ********* **** ******** *** ****** firmware ******** **** ****** *******:

  • *** ****-*-***-**: ****************
  • *** ****-*: ****************
  • **** *****-***: **.*.*
  • **** *****-**: **.*.*
  • ********* **-**********-***: * *.*.*
  • ********* **-*********-***: * *.*.*

*** ******* ******* **** ***** *** most "**-**-****" ******** *** *******:

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*** *** **-**** **** *********, ******* 3.2.5 *** ****, *** *** *** Aware ***** *** ******* *.*.*, ** the **** ** *******.

Comments (29)

**** ** *** ******* ********* ****, monthly ** ****** *** *** **** it ******* ** ******* *******?

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** ****** *** *** ********* ****** **** **** ** ** ** annual *******, *** ** ********* ****** to *******/*******, *** ******* ***** *******:

*** ****** ******** *** $*** **** per ******, *** **** ** ******* and ******* *** **** *** ******* cloud *******. **** **** ***** ********* when ********** ******** ***** ** *******:

  • *** $*** *-**** ****.
  • ******* $*** *-**** ****.
  • ******* $*** *-**** ****. ******* ****** a **-**** **** *** $*,*** *** camera.

*** ********** *** ******* ** * range ** ******* **** ****** ** 2U ********* *******, *** *** ********* higher **** **** **** ************-******* **********, starting ** $*,*** *** ** *******, up ** $**,*** *** * *** camera ******. *******, *** ** ***'* appliances ******* ****** ******* ** ****** RTX *** *** *** ** *********.

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******* $*** *-**** ****. ******* ****** a **-**** **** *** $*,*** *** camera.

*** **** *** **-**** **** ** actually $* **** **** *** *-**** terms

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*** **** *** **-**** **** ** actually $* **** **** *** *-**** terms…

*** **** **’ ****-**, *** **’ money :)

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*** **** ***** ** **** *** cloud ******* *** ** **** ** dumb ******* **** **** ****** *** ONVIF ******* ****** **** (** **** say). ** **’* *** ****** **** “locked **” ** ********** ** ***** competition. *** ** *** *** ** the ***, ***’** ******* **** ****** pays *** *******, ******** *********, ****** viewing ** *** ***** ***** ********, and * ********/*******. *** ***’* *** any ***** ******* ** ********* ** metadata… **** *** **** ******* ** coming **** *** **** ******** ** an ********** *******. ** ** **** right ***, ** **** ****** ** destroyed *** *** ***** ** ** gone, ***’** *** ******* *** *******. There ** ** ****** *** **** few ***** **** **** *** ***** upon ****** **** **** ***** *************.

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**** ** ** ******** ***** *** analytics? **** **** **** **** ******** for ** **** **** ****** ***** events ** ****** ******.

**** **** ***** **** **** ** work **** **** *** ****** **** the ***** ***** ****** *********.

****** ********* ******** **** - ***, Avigilon, ****, *****, *****, ******, *********, Lilin, ******, *******, *******, *******, ******* and *******

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******* ** ********** *** ********* *** video ******* *************** *** *** ***** cameras **** **-***** ******* - **** anyone **** *** ******** ** ****** on **** *****? **** *** **** world ******* ****?

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** **** **** *** ***** ******* and *** ******-***** *********. ** ********** in ***** ******* ******* *** ***.

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****** *******, *** **** **** ** video ***** *** *** ******* ***** the ***** **** **** *** **/** days ***.? ******** *** **** *** the ** **** **** **** ******?

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* **** *** ***** ** ******** recording. *** **** * ****** **** job ** ********* *** ******** ***** with *** **.

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* **** *** ** **** ******** Ava ***** ******* ** *** **** with ****** *******. *** **** **** and ****** ******** ** **** ***** and ***** **-******, ********** **** *** don't **** ******** ** **** ********* to ******. ***** *********** ** *** field *** ********** ***** ** ***** of ******** ********* *** ********* ********** and ** *****.

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*** **** ***** ******* *** *** talking *****? **** ***** **** ****** speeds? ** **** ******* ******* **** Cloud ******* **** *'** **** ******* it *** * ***** *** **** not **** **** *****.

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** ****** ******** *** ***** ******* with ****** ******* *** *** ***** and *** *** ********** *********** **** or ******** ***********.

**** *** ** ******* ** *** AVA ******* *** ******-**-***** *******, ***** we ***** ** ****** *** *** ***** ********* ****** ********* **** ***** **********:

*** **** **** **** **** ** updating *** ***** **** ******* *** direct-to-cloud *******, ***** **** ****** ** start ********* **** *** **********:

"*** ***** **** ** * *******-***** technology ******** ** *** ***** ******* that ******** **** ******* **** ********** by *********** *** **** **** *** video ** ****** (***** *******, ******* the ***, ** ******* *** *****). This *** **** *** **** **** slower **** ** *** ********* ****. In ****** ******** ***** **** **** only ******* *** ********** *** *******, reducing *** **** ****** *** ******** seek."

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**** ** ** *****, * ** not ********** **** ******; * ******* out ** *** *** ********.

* ** **** ********, *** * believe *** ****** ***** ** ******* to *** ******* ************, ***** *** camera ** *** ******** *********** *** best ****, *** ** ***** ***** actually *** ** **-********* **** *** best **** *** ***** **** * client ****** * ******, **** ** they **** **** ******* * ****** (e.g. ******* ****, **** ** ********, wait *** ****** ** **** *** "best ****").

********* ** *** *** ******** ** cameras *** *******, *** ** ** our **** ** ***** ******* *********** during *******; *** ** **** ***** LAN *********, ****** ********* ** * desktop ********* *** *** ****** *** to ******* ** **** ********** ** performance.

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***** **** *-** ******* ****. ***** usually **** ****** ****** ** **-*** mbps (********* ** ********) ** *** circuits ********* ** ******** **** **-*** failovers. ****** ***** ********** ***** *** 30+ *******, *** *** *****. *** app **** ** ******** ** ** very *****, ****** ** ** *** heavy ********. * ****** ***** *** Android ***** ** ***'* **** **** metrics *** **. *** **** ** we **** *** **** ******* *** the ***** ******** ** ******* *** resources, *** * **** * ****** feeling **** ***** ** *** * large **** **** *** *** ***** and **** **** *********** **** **** not **** ********** *** ***** *******. Other ********** ********* *** **'** ******** similar ********* (****: *******, *******, ***) don't *** ***** ******. * ** not ** **** **** * ***** sell *** ***** ** *** *** customers ***** * *** **** ************... and ** **** ** * **** Verkada (*** **** ** *****), ** the ***** *** ******, ***** ******** is ***** *** ********. *'* *** for *** ****** ***** *********** * run *** ***** *****, ********** *******, but *'* ***** ******* ** *** faster *** **********/******* **** ****/************. *** tangible ******* ** **** *'* *** seeing ** ** *** ******* ***** in *** *** *** *****, *** example.

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* **** ****** *** ***** ******* on *** ******* **** *** ** two ******* ******* ****** ****** **** are ****** ** *** *******. **** testing *** *******/*******/***** *** ****** * years *** *** * **** *** seen **** *****. ******* *** * 20+ ****** ***** ******* ** *** next ****** ** ***** *** **** some ***** ******** ** *** ****.

**** *** ****** **** ******* ** AVA ** **** **** **** ********* responsive? ** **** **** ********* ** one ****** ** *** *******?

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**** *** ****** **** ******* ** AVA ** **** **** **** ********* responsive? ** **** **** ********* ** one ****** ** *** *******? ************************************** Reply **: ******* ****** **** *********** Subscribe ** ******** ** **** ******

*** ******* ** ********* **********, ******* they ***'* ******* **** * ******** or * **** ***** *** **. A *** ** "*******" ** "***" requests/notifications ** ** ** ***** ******** tracking. *******, ********** *** ******* ******* needs ** ***** **** ********** **** tickets ** * ********** ** **** a **** *****... ** **** *** provide ***.

*** ******* **** *** ****** **** traffic **** *********** *** *** ** definitely **** "******" ** *** *** least. ********* * **** ** ******* into ***** **** ** ***** *** since *** *** ***** *******' ***** is ****** *******, ***** ****** *******'* be **** ******** *********** ** ****. Interestingly *** ***** ******* ****** **** to **** *** **** ** ******** on **-*** ******** ******.

** *** ****** ****, * **** heard ******** ****** ***** ***** *** solutions. *** ** ******, ***** ******** is **** **** *****.

******* ***** **** ****/********** ***********: *** many ******* ** *** **** ** your ***** ***** ******** *** ** each *******? **** *** **** ****** speeds ******* **** ********* **** *******? How **** ******* ******** ** ***** on **** *******? *** **** ***** a *** *** *** **** *******?

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*'* ******* *** *** *** ** WAN ******. * **** * *** of ***** **** ******* ** * SD *** ******* *** **** *** zero ****** **** ****.

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*** ********’* ** *** ****** ******* at ***** **** **** *** ******* fails **** ** *** ********* ******* ISP. ** **** ******* ******* *** network *** *** ********* ******* ********* to ** * ****, *’* **** it * **** ** *** ** the ********** **** *******/***********. ******* ** know *** *******. ********* ** * network **** ** *** ***** **** with *** ************** ****/****** *** ******** does *** ******* ****** ** ******* hardware, ***.

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**** *** *** ***** *** ** WAN?

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********, *********

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** ****** ***** ** *** **** Peplink *******

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**** *** *** ******* **** **/****? How *** **** **-*** ******* ********* configured?

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*** *** ******* ********* ******** ** AVA ******? ** ***** ** *********** to *** ********** **** ******* ***********.

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*** *** *** ** ** **** about * **** ** *** **. 780 **** ** *******. ********* ****'* camera ********.

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* **** ***** ****? ********* ** just ******* ** *** *******? ***** over ** ***** ***** ** ****** 40GB. * ***** ****** **** ********* when *** ******* *** ********* *** just ******* ** *** *******.

**** * ***** ****** *** ** have * ****** *** **** ** Ava *** * **** ****** ***** then ******* ** **** ****** ******** the *****.

* ***'* **** *** ***** ***** now *** * ****** * ****** Ava *** ****** ** * ******* router ***** ****** *** ** ******* over * **** **** ** ***.

********* ** ** ** *** *** setup ** ******** **** **** ***** modem ** *** **********.

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*** *** *********** ** **** ******* of ****** **** ******* ** *******, doing *******, ****** ** ****** ** unreasonably ****. * *** ********* ** see **** ****** ******* ****** *****.

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** ** *** **** *** *** single ** ******** ******? ** *** each ****** *** ******* ****** ******* increase?

***** ***.

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** *** ** ******** * *** a ******* ****** ** **** *** latency. ** ** ***** * *** a *** * ****** ******** *** on ** ***** *** * *******. I *** **** ******* * ***** to ****** ** ****** *** **** did *** ********.

**** ***

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