It's amazing how many times you can hear the same thing (HDHomeRun--put it in a closet). This time, it triggered a whole chain of thoughts in my mind that could change my entire setup. I won't detail the thought chain but here is where I landed?
Okay, follow me on this. Right now I am using a mobile broadband connection for my internet at home (I'm am grandfathered into an true unlimited plan). I can't get cable/dsl/fios because I live in a rural community. My mobile broadband card is in a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 (I recently upgraded from 9.04). That computer shares it's i-net connection into a Linksys router and feeds my house with DHCP. Does LMCE 0810 support mobile broadband cards (I can't find anything on the forum or wiki) and can I use it for my network hub in my house? I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu 8.10 supports mobile broadband. In otherwords, my setup would be like this. LMCE laptop, with mobile broadband, acting as a DHCP server for all my machines, including my Windows Vista laptop, Windows 7 desktop, networked printer, XBox, FreeNAS, MythTV. I would repurpose my MythTV and make it a MD so that part of the equation is fine. Would my Windows machines be able to find the internet/email and still be able to use the network printer & FreeNAS if LMCE is the router? This would allow me netboot my Windows machines and use them as a MD whenever I wanted to watch TV. Or, I could just bring up a browser window and access my media that way. I could use my FreeNAS to store the media so I wouldn't need to add an external HD to the LMCE laptop and I would use a HDHomeRun(dual) to provide the tuner.