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Next step... Design my network... Suggestions? Critiques??
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:25:57 am »
Ok, I have tested beta3 pretty well on a temporary setup. The rest of my parts come in tomorrow, and I would like to start upgrading my network for use with LinuxMCE. I could use a little help in this area.

Here is what I currently have:
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+ SpeedStream 4200 DSL Modem
     +Belkin WirelssG router (with 4 lan ports)
          - Computer 1 (wired)
          - NFusion Nova satellite box (wired)
          - Xbox360 1 (wired)
          - Xbox360 2 (wired)
          - Computer 2 (wireless)
          - Computer 3 (wireless)
          - Nintendo Wii (WIreless)
          - PSP (wireless)
          - Laptop (wireless)

I have already run Cat5e cable everywhere in the house I need it (some computers are wireless right now, as i only had 4 ports on the belkin router)
I also have just picked up 2x 8-port gigabit switches

So as of now I have:
-Cat5e cable run
-DLink 8 port gigabit switch
-Hawking Technologies 8 port gigabit switch
-Belkin wirelessG router
-Speedstream 4200 DSL Modem
-LMCE Core (2 ethernet cards for internal and external network)

From what I'm gathering, I can put my belkin wireless G into "Access Point" mode, hook it to the gigabit switch and have LMCE core assign IP addresses to wireless connections.

So what I am thinking, my setwork should be set up like this:
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+Speedstream 4200 DSL Modem
     +LinuxMCE (speedstream 4200 connected to external NIC, Gigabit connected to internal NIC)
          +Gigabit Switch
               -Media Director 1
               -Media Director 2
               -Media Director 3
               -XBOX 360 1
               -XBOX 360 2
               -NFusion Nova satellite receiver
               +Belkin wirelessG (in Access Point mode)
                     -802.11g orbiter
                     -Nintendo Wii
                     -...etc wireless connections
               +Second gigabit switch to give me more ports
                     -Future wired device

Does this seem to be the way I should be setting up my network???




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Re: Next step... Design my network... Suggestions? Critiques??
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 01:31:30 am »
That is looking pretty good from here.

You have obviously been reading through the forum and wiki,

Thats is a text book setup there if ever I saw one.