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So, we've got a thread about people's computer hardware and such, I thought I'd start a new one on what people's home networks are like. I know there are members here ranging from just one computer with a dialup connection to an entire AD domain in their house, with many inbetween. So, share what you've got and how it works. ;)

So, as far as I go:

  • Qwest DSL (1.5 Mbps - they don't offer anything faster in my area) connected through a...
  • actiontec M1000 DSL modem, which is attached to a...
  • Linksys WRT54GL wireless router (I just got it a little while ago and it's awesome!)
  • 3 PCs:
    • 1 desktop connected with ethernet
    • My laptop, using wireless
    • An old Optiplex GX110, with an ASUS wireless card

That's it right now. They're all in the same workgroup; when I get a server together, using an old computer of ours that we're not using, I might set it up with windows server '03 and get an AD domain going, but we'll see.

The actiontec modem is lame. It's a router-built-into-a-modem, which means it's a pain to configure it to play nice with the wireless router. I just set it to Transparent Bridging mode and the WRT54GL authenticates the DSL using PPPoE. The WRT54GL is running DD-WRT, which is totally awesome and infinitely superior to the default linksys firmware.

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20MB cable Broadband through a linksys WRT54G with HyperWRT F/w. Connected to Gigabit switches in 2 locations.

connected to those are

2 desktop pcs

3 wireless laptops

1 Wired Laptop

a 250GB NAS box

1 800GB Raid 1 NAS PC/Box

2 Gigabit Zyxel switches

My electric man loves me :P

EDIT now using Tomato firmware and it kicks a**! its so configurable its brilliant.

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20Mbps FiOS coming in to their branded Modem/Router ->

WRT54G v3 with DD-WRT firmware (I gave the WRT a static external IP, which their device has been set to DMZ)->

1 wireless laptop

1 24 port Gigabit switch

Netgear 24 port GB switch (located in my basement office)

2 Desktop PC

1 APC Smart-UPS Battery Backup

1 4x250GB RAID 0+1 DIY NAS

1 print server

1 8 port GB switch (located upstairs)

Netgear 8 port GB switch (stored behind my TV)

1 Media Center PC

1 Nintendo Wii

1 APC Smart-UPS Battery Backup

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Hah!! A GX110??? Good God man... I guess as long as it still boots and can run DOS or '95 go for it lol.

I have a 20MB FiOS connection coming in via fiber... running everything through a Cisco ASA 5505. 2 wired desktops, 2 wireless laptops over WPA2-PSK network (unbreakable, at the moment... thankfully). The ASA is the best firewall I've ever seen...

What more can you ask for? Much easier and less cost to bring down your home network testing then where you work! ;)

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Hah!! A GX110??? Good God man... I guess as long as it still boots and can run DOS or '95 go for it lol.

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:ph34r:

Um it was built in June of 2000.... and it runs Windows 2000 very well. Detailed specs here. It's actually not that bad of a machine. It still works quite well, and I have no need to replace it since we only use it every once in a while, and not for anything intense like gaming or CAD, just for web browsing, word processing, etc.

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In Toronto:

  • Speedstream 5200 Modem on 5Mb Teksavvy DSL Line
    • Linksys WRT54GL w/ Tomato Firmware
      • Intel D201GLY2 Mobo w/ Celeron @ 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 40GB HD, and External 250GB HD - Windows XP Professional (wired)
      • MacBook Pro w/ C2D @ 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, and 160GB HD - Mac OS X (Leopard) (wireless)
      • Dell Latitude D630 w/ C2D @ 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, and 120GB HD - Windows XP Professional (wireless)

In Montreal:

  • 2-Wire 2701G Modem on 6Mb Bell Sympatico DSL Line
    • Linksys WRT54GS w/o Third-Party Firmware
      • Dell Optiplex GX240 w/ P4 @ 1.6GHz, 384MB RAM, and 40GB HD - Windows XP Professional (wired)
      • HP Laptop (don't remember model) w/ C2D @ 2.?GHz, 2GB RAM, ??GB HD - Windows XP Professional (wireless)
      • iBook G4 @ 1.33GHz w/ 1.25GB RAM and 60GB HD - Mac OS X (Leopard) (wireless)
      • IBM Thinkpad (don't remember model) w/ Celeron @ 533MHz, 190MB RAM, and 5GB HD - Ubuntu (wireless)
      • Linksys WRT54G w/ Wifi-Box Firmware (never got a chance to update it to Tomato)
        • MSI ??? w/ Celeron (?) @ ~866MHz, 640MB RAM, and 10GB HD - Ubuntu (wired)

        [*]D-Link DI-604

        • Linksys NSLU2 @ 233MHz w/ Unslung Firmware and External 250GB HD (wired)
        • HP OfficeJet 7410 AIO Printer (wired)

Is that detailed enough for you? :P

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Well, then we have poor Mexico:

  • Motorola SBV5121 Cable Modem on 4Mb Megacable DSL Line


  • Linksys WRT54GL w/ Tomato 1.18 Firmware


  • 6 (six) Intel Celeron 420@2.0GHz/1.1volt/2GB RAM/80GB HDD/DVD-ROM/BENQ 19" LCD - Windows XP Professional OEM (wireless)

  • 1 (one) Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180@3.3GHz/1.37volt/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/DVD-RW/ACER P223W 22" LCD - Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Retail (wired)


I´m still fighting with outbound traffic shaping as lots of P2P traffic is generated from the 6 client PCs (No, not my PC :angel).

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[...] I thought I'd start a new one on what people's home networks are like. [...]
Well, then we have poor Mexico:

  • Motorola SBV5121 Cable Modem on 4Mb Megacable DSL Line


  • Linksys WRT54GL w/ Tomato 1.18 Firmware


  • 6 (six) Intel Celeron 420@2.0GHz/1.1volt/2GB RAM/80GB HDD/DVD-ROM/BENQ 19" LCD - Windows XP Professional OEM (wireless)

  • 1 (one) Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180@3.3GHz/1.37volt/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/DVD-RW/ACER P223W 22" LCD - Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Retail (wired)


I´m still fighting with outbound traffic shaping as lot´s of P2P traffic is generated from the 6 client Pc (No, not my PC :angel).

Is this on your home network or is that in the internet cafe? If it is your home network then that's fine, but if not, then at least say so. ;) And if it is your home network, my apologies in advance for this post.

B.T.W. - lots of people with WRT54GL's seem to use Tomato - is it better than DD-WRT in any particular ways? I installed DD-WRT yesterday, and so far I'm loving it :D

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My home network setup:

  • Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem - 5Mbps Cable Internet
  • WRT54GL v1.1 w/ Tomato 1.18 firmware
    • Dell Inspiron 6000 - wireless (mine)
    • Seanix... something - wireless (girlfriend's)
    • Desktop system (Athlon 1GHz, 256MB SDRAM) - wireless
    • D-Link DGS-1005D - wired
      • Desktop (see here) - wired
      • File Server (see here) - wired
      • XBMC - wired
      • Samsung ML-2851ND

Nothing too crazy, but it's what I need and it works. :)

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Alright Heres mine..... Lets see how I do :P

  • Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem With 30mbps line
  • Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router with 4 port switch
    • Dell 4550 System Intel P4 2.0ghz, 1gb of ram, 80gb hard drive and Windows XP Pro - Wired

    • CPcam System (security Cameras) - Wired

    • Linksys Media Center Extender with DVD - Wired

    • AMD Athlon 64 2.6ghz 3gb of ram 500gb hard drive with Windows Vista Ultimate - Wired (for Media Center)

    • Dell In600m intel centrino 2.0ghz 512mb of ram Windows XP Pro - Wireless

    • HP Pav2700db AMD Athlon 64bit Dual Core 2.2ghz 4gb of ram Windows Vista Home - Wireless

    [*]Linksys 4 port Switch (was a router)

    • Test system cable - not being used right now

    [*] 5 port Netgear switch in my room

    • File Server AMD Athlon 2.2ghz 760mb of ram 200gig hard drive - Windows XP pro - Wired

    • My system Intel P4 3.2ghz HT 2gb of ram Nivida 7600gt ko 250gig hard drive and Windows XP Pro - Wired

    • Another System test cable

    • Port has a wire running down below my room which is for my brothers laptop when he needs some extra speed :)

    • Empty Port

    [*]Netgear 16 port Switch Downstairs

    [*]

    • All Wired for Feature Plans.

Alright yeah.. Its just a home network! :P I wish It was bigger though!

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Is this on your home network or is that in the internet cafe?
My Internet place is my "home" ;), working from 09.00 (Open at 11.00) till 22.00 (mostly closing at 01.00) and that 7 days a week. But if you call a "home" the place where you sleep, then I have to delete my post I think...

And when I talk about my second home (including female friends :angel ), then I have to make a bigger list :P

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