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New House, New Network
« on: March 07, 2021, 11:39:33 am »
So I just moved over the last couple of days to our new house (yay, property #2!).

With this comes a completely new network setup, so let me start showing it to you. First off, here is the network speed reported by my main computer in my upstairs office:


I'm paying for 940/940, and my router gets around 890/840, and that's after a couple hops to get to it. So I'm not worried that I'm getting slower speed than I should be.


Alright, so lets start the journey that packets take to get through my house. First off they come in through fiber to my network/breaker closet.

That would be the device on the bottom left. From here it runs over cat 5e to the ISP router in bridge mode (Big round thing in the middle). That then runs a cable up to the livingroom closet.

From here it enters my nest wifi, which serves wifi to the house as well as the main router for all my ethernet connections. The lan cable runs back down to the black box where it goes over coax cable to the network closet. From there it splits out between the two black switches (top right of the network closet)  out to the rest of the house.

From left to right, my TV in the basement where I'm going to be putting all my consoles etc. My servers in the basement, with the 5e cable coming from the ceiling down to a switch that my servers share (bottom computer has no ram so it's not active). Last image is my main computer upstairs. I have a switch as well as I'm going to run a couple more cables to some devices I have up here that I don't really want to be going over wifi anymore.

There are a couple more ports throughout the house, but I don't have anything planned to connect in other than my wife's iMac.

Bonus picture of my computer setup:
« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 11:47:29 am by Eeems »
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Re: New House, New Network
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 09:14:43 am »
Uhm, very interesting indeed.
You are giving me some ideas about speeding up my net connection too. How expensive is that (~ 1GBit) for you?
I wonder, does the dog go online using the system76 laptop lying on the floor? :P
Thanks for having the trouble to put it together for us.

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Re: New House, New Network
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 09:56:43 am »
Uhm, very interesting indeed.
You are giving me some ideas about speeding up my net connection too. How expensive is that (~ 1GBit) for you?
$99CAD/mo for two years and then $160CAD/mo after that, at which time I'll try to grab another deal or just downgrade to the 300mbps up/down for $120/mo

I wonder, does the dog go online using the system76 laptop lying on the floor? :P
Thanks for having the trouble to put it together for us.
Haha, no I just was charging it before taking it to the basement.
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