Monday, March 16, 2020

Fix: Mac running out of disk space

I had a serious problem with my Mac running out of disk space. I wasn't adding anything, but I started getting warnings that my 'disk was running out of space.'



I downloaded DaisyDisk to help diagnose where the problem was. I found that in my 'Library > Application Support > AddressBook >' ONE CONTACT IMAGE keep being written in to the Sources directory.

I went into the contact nad changed the image, then the new image kept getting re-written to disk. Over and over again.

A Google search lead to to this fix, Fix: Mac is Running Slow due to AddressBookSourceSync.

I am implementing it now, and hope it solves my problem.

Posting it here in case someone has experienced the same thing.



Monday, March 02, 2020

Review: Orbi WiFi System with Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation XB7-T.

I am continuing to test the best way to get faster speeds from my Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation) XB7-T on the third floor, to the second and first floor.

I re-installed my Orbi WiFi System, and gave it the SAME WiFi name that the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation) was using. This allows everything in the home that was connecting to WiFi on the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation) to continue working with the new orbi mesh network.

BRIDGE MODE
Online advice suggests putting the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation) into BRIDGE MODE. I did that by going to http://10.0.0.1 and ENABLEing BRIDGE MODE. This disables the WiFi on the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation), and does not allow you to use the xFi App to manage the network. You use the orbi app to do that.

In this configuration, I connected the Orbi Router, situated on the third floor, to the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation), then I connected the Xfinity xFi Gateway (3rd Generation) to the Orbi Satellite #1, situated on the second floor, via an Ethernet cable using a backhaul connection. Orbi Satellite #2 then connects to Orbi Satellite #1 via the Orbi mesh network.



SPEED TESTS:

OFFICE
BEFORE(Wired Base eero) 230 Mbps
AFTER (Wired Base orbi) 230 Mbps

UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) WiFi 120/130/310 Mbps
UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) Wired 1 GB Port 950 Mbps

NEW (ORBI and Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) Wired 560/740



LIVINGROOM
AFTER (Wired Satellite eero) 220 Mbps
AFTER (WiFi Satellite orbi) 210 Mbps

UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 120 Mbps

xFi Pod Livingroom 66/78 Mbps

NEW (ORBI Satellite #1 WIRED in Livingroom and Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 310

KITCHEN
BEFORE (WiFi Satellite eero) 110 Mbps
AFTER (WiFi Satellite orbi) 210 Mbps

UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 100/110 Mbps

xFi Pod Kitchen 85/48/24 Mbps
xFi Pod Kitchen CONFIG #2 51 mbps

NEW (ORBI and Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 250

DEN
BEFORE (WiFi Satellite eero) 59 Mbps
AFTER (WiFi Satellite orbi) 210 Mbps

UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 100 Mbps

xFi Pod Den 60/38/38/31/81
xFi Pod Den CONFIG #2 85

NEW (ORBI Satellite #2 MESH and Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 330

FRONT DOOR
BEFORE 45 Mbps
AFTER 220 Mbps

UPDATE (Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 23 Mbps

xFi Pod 16/12 Mbps
xFi Pod Front Door CONFIG #2 65 Mbps

NEW (ORBI and Xfinity xFi Gateway 3rd Generation) 240