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  Reply # 607085 9-Apr-2012 16:12 Send private message

surfisup1000:
lyonrouge: Replaced the HTPC with a Mac mini and removed the VMs as there are just too many and they change all the time. Also got my first 32GB machine.



Similar to my setup, but without the offbeat stuff (as/400 etc).   

I've got a couple of popcornhours and apple tv's for media distribution - and itunes integrates into the home audio distribution system via a denon 720ae bridge.   It works really well, with the exception of my outside speakers.  

My stupid amp doesn't output digital signals to the zone 2 out speakers.   Why on earth would they block it like this? 



 


arg! I have the same challenge, I was hoping to overcome this with the mac mini, i.e. headphone for Zone 2 and HDMI for main zone, but the mac mini does not allow swapping of outputs. 

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  Reply # 657521 18-Jul-2012 11:25 Send private message

Thanks freitasm

Here is my setup...


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  Reply # 663332 28-Jul-2012 16:09 Send private message

Revised after replacing the TP-Link aDSL/Router/AP with an ASUS. Also added the Samsung Tab 7.7 and archived the two LG P500h. 


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  Reply # 676079 23-Aug-2012 18:42 Send private message

Ps. The ASUS DSL-N55U has worked out well and has successfully replaced the Netgear and TP-Link, both of which failed to provide a comprehensive and stable solution.

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  Reply # 693538 30-Sep-2012 08:25 Send private message

Some switch changes and got rid of the LG P500 and the Galaxy S2.
[Edit: removed a network segment and marked pass-thru network adapters.]
[Edit: Added Apple TV, resurected LG P500h and hardwired media centre]
[Edit: Changed analogue connection in Lounge to AirPort Express]


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  Reply # 707057 26-Oct-2012 17:19 Send private message

Here's my little humble setup.


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  Reply # 711687 4-Nov-2012 11:56 Send private message

Completed some revisions on the weekend, primarily moving the Apple ecosystem into its own WiFi network. Note, the 2nd Gen AirPort Express supports Ethernet pass-through, allowing you to use an existing wired connection to inject the device. Now with house-wide AirPlay, when I’m working in the basement my wife can pause the music from upstairs and whole house goes quite.


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  Reply # 749187 22-Jan-2013 22:20 Send private message

Thanks for the unlock Frietasm :)

After 13 pages reading, I was keen to share my own 'LAN' as we are so stuck for ADSL connections out here, I'm almost a mini ISP too!
(there are about 16 ADSL1 links for over 120 houses - but the new RBI means theya re prolly NEVER gonna upgrade us, so we SOL for anything fast with a decent cap... and by fast I'd be ecstatic for 5Mbs!

here's my 2c:




All this links up through a sub 1Mb ADSL1 link on a FS/FS 100GB plan of which we use about 75GB per month... 

RBI has actually screwed any sort of 'heavy' rural user:

Install install cost is $499 + $75 travel, this is on 24 mth term.
Monthly is $105, forfirst 10GB, then either 10GB blocks at $17.50, or $2.50 per GB.

Thats a cool $210 for an 80Gb plan or $272.50 on a pas as you go basis! (and we all know that once it's faster - us geeks can't help but use use MOAR! :D

*edited for spelling and wrong pic! (lol)




work Work  vs Home: Home 

*Sigh* price of country living I guess ;)

SCM

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  Reply # 749209 22-Jan-2013 23:14 Send private message

PhantomNVD: Thanks for the unlock Frietasm :)

After 13 pages reading, I was keen to share my own 'LAN' as we are so stuck for ADSL connections out here, I'm almost a mini ISP too!
(there are about 16 ADSL1 links for over 120 houses - but the new RBI means theya re prolly NEVER gonna upgrade us, so we SOL for anything fast with a decent cap... and by fast I'd be ecstatic for 5Mbs!

here's my 2c:




All this links up through a sub 1Mb ADSL1 link on a FS/FS 100GB plan of which we use about 75GB per month... 

RBI has actually screwed any sort of 'heavy' rural user:

Install install cost is $499 + $75 travel, this is on 24 mth term.
Monthly is $105, forfirst 10GB, then either 10GB blocks at $17.50, or $2.50 per GB.

Thats a cool $210 for an 80Gb plan or $272.50 on a pas as you go basis! (and we all know that once it's faster - us geeks can't help but use use MOAR! :D

*edited for spelling and wrong pic! (lol)



30 mins later the page finally opens....

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  Reply # 749225 22-Jan-2013 23:48 Send private message

SCM:
 
*edited for spelling and wrong pic! (lol)



30 mins later the page finally opens....


I don't understand?




work Work  vs Home: Home 

*Sigh* price of country living I guess ;)

SCM

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  Reply # 749423 23-Jan-2013 11:37 Send private message

PhantomNVD:
SCM:
 
*edited for spelling and wrong pic! (lol)



30 mins later the page finally opens....


I don't understand?


The slow connection with all those clients on it, must be a nightmare waiting for the page to open...

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  Reply # 749471 23-Jan-2013 12:20 Send private message

Lol, not far wrong... but happily we seem to have varied schedules and a generally easier going approach to web browsing...

All my gaming is mostly SC2 post 10pm Fri /Sat and I have customised all the PC's update schedules etc. to maximise our 'sleeptime mid-week' bandwidth, but there's really no excuse for Chorus/telecom/Vodafone/et el to not want to bring either the exchange or cabinet up to date and reap AT LEAST 50-80 instant converts... even if they repurposed equipment from the LLU project (where telecom went past and did the Cabinet thing anyway) they surely could make a case to improve this.

Plus side... hard links to the gamers in the top left house means we get lan nights pre-setup whenever the time affords :)




work Work  vs Home: Home 

*Sigh* price of country living I guess ;)

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  Reply # 763794 17-Feb-2013 15:19 Send private message

Samsung purge complete, along with some cabling changes and cheap Android device for the guest room.


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  Reply # 875569 12-Aug-2013 07:27 Send private message

Here is my setup, currently on avg DSL, but should have fiber this month. 


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  Reply # 881049 19-Aug-2013 15:10 Send private message

For reference, here's a picture of my network layout. I've deliberately stayed away from enabling wireless because of the possible risk that ONE day, someone's going to finally crack WPA2-PSK on my box. It's safer not to take the risk, and a lot harder to 'hack' a CAT5e cable wirelessly.



Sorry it's so basic, but I don't have Visio. I'm also no artist. Now, onto the good bits.

The "Spare cable" is a 10m CAT5e cable for when guests come around and I need to connect them up to the 'Net. All of the computers are hard-wired with 3m 100 megabit CAT5e, although fatty and ferret also have wireless.

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