Nice job, my network is slightly different, I'm not sure if it's worth mentioning in your wiki.
I plug my core external interface into my switch so it goes BROADBAND ROUTER > SWITCH > CORE EXTERNAL AND HOME PC/PRINTERS/ETC.
I then have another switch plugged into the internal interface of the Core so it goes: CORE INTERNAL > SWITCH2 > MD'S
There is no advantage to this other than keeping my network traffic separate and not having to worry about configuring port forwarding on both my router and core for my PC's.
I understand what you are saying, Dale, at a Data Link layer your network and my diagram are identical. The purpose of the article is most definitely not to show all or even many of the possible networks. It is expressly to demonstrate that one
particular valid network requires almost no change to your existing home network. Specifically, I see very regularly people getting knickers in a knot about having to "completely change my network" because they read they need 2 different networks, and mustn't use their existing DHCP service or firewall service and need to buy an extra switch. This is bourne of them reading a full description of the LMCE networking system. What they don't
do is then think this network through and distill it in their minds to see that the simplest implementation of the LMCE network design requires none of that - its nothing more than inserting the core between router and switch. They can continue to use their DHCP service on their bb router, any firewalls they are currently using if they want (you and I know its irrelevant, but this is getting them over the conceptual line to see there is no impact), and don't need a new switch...
Naturally, there are many other designs that can be implemented, but the purpose here is not to enumerate all the possibilities - that would just add to the confusion - it is to demonstrate clearly that in at least one design, there is no impact at all.... after all, the commonest problem that we are all having to address with newbies all the time is exactly this misunderstanding that LMCE requires major change to "my baby". I would say that nobody here claims that a major source of discussion around networking with newbies is providing them with all the possible network designs so that they can select one
I think, perhaps a separate article aimed at enumerating possible designs would be very useful, targetted at the more experienced user. I just wanted a simple article link we could all use to drop into any conversation that is heading down that annoying path, just to kill it off
Other network points that I deliberately avoided for the same reasons are: wifi on the bb router can't be used on the LMCE network, you need another AP; some broadband devices such as some cable modems are bridges not routers; some people have a standalone router between broadband device and core even when the bb device isn't a bridge; still others like yourself have a switch in there; and some only have a NAS, nothing else on their internal network and given that almost all NICs these days are auto MDI-X, the internal switch isn't even required then... etc....
Thanks all for your feeback...!
EDIT: Just added a disclaimer to this effect at the bottom of the article...