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Author Topic: Home Network Upgrades  (Read 316 times)

sdawson35

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Home Network Upgrades
« on: April 24, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »

So having been on holiday for the past 2 weeks I got bored....Floors up , holes drilled, mess made = Cat6 laid into all vital area's of the house.

I purchased 2 x Cisco 3560C-12's and these handle all my servers/pc's and camera's with relevant vlans.

Initially I had the Cat6 runs connected to the router (back on the Zyxel for now) and then into the switches but file copy speeds were not what I expected (around 150- 200 Mbps) but when I connected everything to a switch and just vlan'd off the router speeds went up to around 600 Mbps  - so well happy with that !!.

 
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Chunkers

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Re: Home Network Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 09:46:03 AM »

So having been on holiday for the past 2 weeks I got bored....Floors up , holes drilled, mess made = Cat6 laid into all vital area's of the house.
I have been meaning to do this for years  :thumbs:
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I purchased 2 x Cisco 3560C-12's and these handle all my servers/pc's and camera's with relevant vlans.
 
Crikey! Interesting choice, aren't they super expensive, did you get them second hand?
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sdawson35

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Re: Home Network Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 11:09:50 AM »

Most of my upstairs flooring is not floor boards but 2.4x1.2x22mm flooring  - Getting the carpet up was easy - working out where to cut holes was err fun (probably best part of a day) so I left draw strings in place as well.

I got the 3560's 2nd hand from bay of evils cost £95-00 buy now , then abused my work privileges and updated with the latest IOS - So now I have fully managed POE L3 switches and they are passive cooled.

So now I am thinking of putting the Cisco Router back in play and buying a couple of waps ....decisions decisions
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CarlT

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Re: Home Network Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 03:11:50 PM »

Certainly a cheaper solution than mine, albeit more drilling. Nicely done!
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