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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I need to update and upgrade my current home network, and I'm to the knowledge of CLSB.

Currently:
Motorola Cable Modem for Charter
Linksys 4-port Hardline + Wireless router.
Wireless extender (upstairs) <---- Royally sucks monkey butt.
House is wired upstairs for CAT5 in every room, and centralized downstairs in the basement (metal cabinet). Which is where the router sits currently.
Will be wiring the basement for CAT5 soon.

Devices:
Desktop (hardwired)
Server / Desktop (hardwired)
ATT Micro Cell (hardwired)
PS3 (hardwired)
Apple TV (wireless, but would like to hardwire)
iPhone x2 (wireless)
iPad (wireless)
Laptop (wireless)

So at any time, Im looking at hardlining 5 devices (currently 4, limited by the router) and 5-8 wireless devices (depending on who's visiting). I will be expanding that by 2-5 devices in the basement sometime in the near future.
Denon amp with wifi
TV +AppleTV in the workout room
Home Theater Room

The house has 7 rooms upstairs, and will have 5 downstairs. Each room is run with dual CAT5, so a possible 24 hardline connections.

What should I get for the network??
Do I need to get a VPN capable switch for security? Or just a standard 24 port switch behind the cable modem.
What should I use for Wireless access? The linksys will be freed up once the switch is in, but I will probably need another access point. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 12:32 PM
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run a 24 or 48 port switch for everything in the house. Feed it internet from your router. use linksys hardwired as a wireless access point wherever you feel you'll get the best range from.

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run a 24 or 48 port switch for everything in the house. Feed it internet from your router. use linksys hardwired as a wireless access point wherever you feel you'll get the best range from.
The linksys is my router right now. If I want to move that upstairs, I would have to plug the 24port switch directly into the Cable modem. Is that safe, or should I do a VPN?
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dont do that.

continue to use the linksys as your router.
Use one port on the linksys to feed a 24/48 port switch.
place all house stuff on big switch.
use either WAP or a cheap wireless router as a WAP in convenient location in the house.

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I've got a decent 24 port switch you can have if you want. and don't mind 10/100 speeds. I'll also have some 10/100/1000 dell managed switches up for sale cheap next week if you want.
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Ended up ordering an 8 port linksys router for downstairs, so I can use my existing Wireless router upstairs for better range. Ill try that for now, until I get the basement finished and actually NEED the 18 connections.

While I was on Newegg, ordered two Caviar Black 1.5TB drives for the media server. Currently nothing is backed up, so Im going to mirror all of my drives.
4.5TB of physical drives
2TB of mirrored storage with an OS drive and junk drive for downloads I don't expect to last much longer.

And I can remember the day when I got a 1GB drive and thought I'd never fill it. LuLz
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