|05-22-2011, 11:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2006
What does your home network look like?
I'd say mine is fairly simple, but I'm curious what other members have going at home and what they do with it.
I'm on a 15/5 cable connection.
Here are the devices attached to my network:
Asus RT-N16 - My router. It provides gigabit ethernet and 802.11n with WPA2 throughout the house. I also have a USB drive plugged into it to provide some file sharing for every device on the network. It does a lot more, like UPnP streaming and print serving, and am considering taking advantage of this in the future.
RP614 - This is a router that I have repurposed to segment my network. I use this to connect any untrusted devices like PCs that I may be fixing for friends or family.
WGR614 - This wireless access point provides 802.11b with WEP(lol ) for an old media device that I use to stream music to my main stereo. It's connected to the segmented portion of my network due to the use of the WEP protocol.
Gamer - My gaming rig. I only game here.
Worker - My "workstation". I use this for surfing the web, my alternate Steam account, IRC, remoting into all my other machines, and generally just screwing around...what a computer is supposed to be used for.
Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 providing file/HTTP/FTP/game/backups/media/VPN serving...and probably some other duties I'm forgetting about. It has a 1TB RAID10 array that covers the backups for every PC on my network. I'm considering changing that to a 1.5TB RAID5, but who has the time? Anyway, that 1TB RAID10 is also backed up to a 2TB WD Green daily because I heard I like backups so I got a backup for my backup so I can backup while I backup. But seriously, a backup for your backup is a good idea.
nc6000 - An old laptop that I use to run some Linux distros and an emergency alternate PC setup with a Windows partition and all my essential tools in case Worker isn't working.
Motorla DroidX - My cell phone. For me, it's more of another device than a phone as I rarely make calls. This is what keeps me in touch with my network when I'm on the road. Through a combination of VPN, RDP and VNC this little guy can bring me into my network no matter where I am.
CR48 - Thank you, Google. I "couch compute" with the CR48. I think this, or another Chrome OS device, will eventually replace my need for a cell phone.
Linksys WML11B - UPnP media device that only supports 802.11b and WEP. It still does the job, so I keep it around.
I think that about does it. So what does yours look like?
|05-22-2011, 12:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
|05-22-2011, 12:13 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2010
25mb/3mb Charter cable internet
Motorola SB6120 modem
Linksys E4200 Router
Xbox 360 (wired)
Nintendo Wii (wireless)
Directv VOD/TV apps. (wired)
|05-22-2011, 12:41 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2010
TeleWell TW-EF600 802.11n
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13,3"
IBM ThinkPad T61 14,1"
Mac Mini G4
edit: oh yeah, and an Xbox 360.
Last edited by divine_skills: 05-22-2011 at 12:47 PM.
|05-22-2011, 12:47 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Anyway, my home network....
1. Netgear WNR3500L Wireless Draft N with 4 port router (no modem necessary)
2. iMac wired (router and iMac less than 2 feet away)
3. My mom's work laptop, wired
4. DirecTV on demand, wired
5. 2 iPod Touches, wireless
6. Macbook, wireless
7. My mom's Blackberry, wireless
8. My father's Motorola Backflip, wireless
9. Xbox 360, wireless
I think i'm forgetting some...
EDIT - thank you dailybacon for remainding me!! I use WPA2-PSK (AES) for my wireless
Last edited by skippy72294: 05-22-2011 at 12:55 PM.
|05-22-2011, 01:52 PM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Verizon FIOS - 30/25 http://www.speedtest.net/result/1307683332.png
Actiontec MI424WR GiGE Modem/Wifi Router ABSOLUTELY the best All in one modem/router ive ever seen, but considering its from Verizon its to be expected.
Droid 2 Global connected to it, and soon to be a Netbook whenever i decide to get it.
This being upstairs
Some sucky Wifi Router, 2 PCs one connected thru WiFi, main PC connected thru hardline.
Skippy, used to have DirecTV myself for TV, finally got FIOS in my area recently and it kicks the hell outta DirecTV. i loved DirecTV but it definately doesnt beat FIOS HD TV.
Last edited by YahooElite: 05-22-2011 at 02:03 PM.
|05-22-2011, 01:53 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2003
LinkSys WRT54GL w/ Tomato 1.28 firmware
1 port to workbench
1 port to XBox360 (when stepson is over, also a secondary computer when working at workbench)
1 port to stepson's computer
1 port to LinkSys 8 - port Switch
Locked down Wireless access for 2 laptops and anything I need to work on
LinkSys 8 - port Switch
4 ports to my area to access Internet on 4 (possible) computers through a KVM switch
1 port to network printer/copier/faq
1 port to network storage (2 WD 750GB mirrored)
1 port to wife's computer (a lot of Netflix streaming on her 27" monitor)
Nothing to see here
Last edited by Silicon Vampire: 05-22-2011 at 02:10 PM.
|05-22-2011, 02:03 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Netgear834GT with DGTeam's firmware
8 port Netgear Gb switch
Server is a HP ProLiant MicroServer with 4x2Tb HDD in raid5 and 1x250 Gb drive with ESXi\3virtual Windows 2008R2 servers.
2 Network cables for visitors.
That's about it.
|05-22-2011, 02:07 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2009
virgin media netgear network hub
150Mbps Wireless N Router W311R
pogoplug with 1tb hdd
wifes laptop wireless
kid 1 laptop wireless
kid 2 laptop wireless
my desktop pc wired
wifes htc phone wireless
my htc phone wireless
humax freeview tv wired
kid 1 nintendo dsi wireless
kid 2 nintendo dsi wireless
nintendo wii wireless
|05-22-2011, 02:08 PM||#12|
Join Date: Oct 2009
from my engineering days :P
Modem (thomson) - 100mb/s to hardware firewall UTM10 - Netgear (Antivirus, firewall, anti spam, webfiltering and attack prevention)
devices on network (connected by Cat6 - 1000mbps or wireless N):
netgear 16port gig switch
5 windows laptops of various OS's from windows to linux
buffalo linkstation backup nas
two bog standard work desktops
apple xtreme wireless access point (wireless N)
|05-22-2011, 02:14 PM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2010
|05-22-2011, 02:36 PM||#14|
Join Date: Oct 2003
20mb/2mb Cable from Charter Communications.
Using a Scientific Atlanta modem, which is then plugged into a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router. My pc and my moms pc are hooked directly into the router.
From there it goes to a D-Link DGS-2208 Green Gigabit Switch. Connected to the switch is my Xbox 360, a spare pc, my DirecTV DVR, my PS3 and my Verizon Wireless Network Extender. Connected via wireless are my iPod Touch and Droid X.
|05-22-2011, 02:58 PM||#15|
Join Date: Nov 2007
ADSL2+ according to the Modem but my provider says ADSL2/2+ is not available..
20/1Mbps Connection, actual according to the modem 12900+ a lil
Wireless modem Router supplied by iinet (BOB) Dual Channel
Set on Channel 11 & 6 iirc
PC via Wireless N (Connected @150Mbps) Ch11
Lappy 56K wireless Ch11
Other wireless devices not always connected 3x Nokia N97's ,PS3
Main rig via 100Mbps Ethernet
Laying around from previous network's, 54K Wireless pci router and a Switch..