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Topic # 230566 1-Mar-2018 19:32
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Hey all,

I'm after ideas and inspiration for a Comms Cupboard.
So I'd love to see photos of your setup - from your in-wall cabinets, to dedicated rooms/cupboards or under your desk setups. This will be a judgement free zone. :-)

I'd also love to hear your do's, do nots and regrets.

Thanks heaps!
Phil.

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  Reply # 1966760 1-Mar-2018 19:40
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@DarthKermit That Switch is just hanging by a thread.

 

One of my friends (@asmallchild) had me help with his setup:

 

Home Network by Simeon W, on Flickr

 

He has however updated it with a UniFi Switch, USG Pro and other shiny things. I've asked him to take a new photo.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1966764 1-Mar-2018 19:48
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I have supported the network switch better since the pic was taken. I woulda liked more space available so I didn't have to shove things in there like I did.


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  Reply # 1966767 1-Mar-2018 19:56
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Mine is quite vanilla in comparison. My regret is that I didn’t drill more paths for cables in the framing before the gib went on. I don’t think I could squeeze more cables in for extra ports at this point.

We’re doing some more renovations soon and I think I might have to put a second cabinet in the top of a cupboard. Will watch the suggestions on here with interest.

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  Reply # 1966777 1-Mar-2018 20:33
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we don't have one


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  Reply # 1966784 1-Mar-2018 21:25
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I don't have a comms cupboard... but could do with one!

 

My router and switch plus dust!

 

 


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  Reply # 1966787 1-Mar-2018 21:31
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Wow! 

 

Didn't expect the photo to be so big and so full of detail... and dust!

 

I might have to tidy up this weekend, look at that dust!!!!


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  Reply # 1966792 1-Mar-2018 21:56
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And there is another two cabinets full of patch panels and splitters. One in the attic and another in the home studio.




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  Reply # 1966805 1-Mar-2018 22:39
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Bit of a mess compared to some on here - nice work.


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  Reply # 1966823 2-Mar-2018 01:40
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Here's my friends new setup:

 

 

Server Cabinet by Simeon W, on Flickr

 

UniFi USG Pro, UniFi Switch 24, 2x oDroid HC1's, a Synology NAS, UPS and a bunch of cables. He uses a UniFi AC-Pro as his access point too. Almost everything that can be connected via Ethernet is.





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  Reply # 1966824 2-Mar-2018 01:53
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And here is mine:

 

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So basically in the cupboard is:
Router - Edgerouter 4
Server - HPE Microserver Gen8
Switch - TP-Link 16pt Smart Switch
Access Point - Cambium E600 (highly rate this)

Also got a Philips Hue Bridge, UPS and Fingbox. Service is 2degrees Gigabit UFB. My router has got a site to site VPN to my friends USG Pro (above this post) which runs at our upload speed (~460Mbit).





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Here's my old one

 

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And one for my folks (didn't leave enough room for ONT, so had to add the second one when fibre arrived

 

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  Reply # 1966864 2-Mar-2018 08:09
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I have the following:

 

My main Computer:

 

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Which is on a platform above my gateway and voip ata:

 

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Then from the gateway round to my switch and patch panel:

 

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This was my first ever effort so it looks a little messy (the patch panel/switch). 

 

If I was doing it again, I'd probably put it above the computer (but that came second) as it might be easier to work on, I'd also clean up the cable entry and tie them together, and the run off just tends to coil in the bottom of the rack.  And lastly, I'd probably switch to an unloaded patch panel so I could easily adds runs via keystone rather than having to try and extract the whole patch panel module to add a cable to the back.

 

The fans on top of the switch are controlled via a raspberry pi/openhab to come on when a temp sensor in there gets over 25 degrees.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1966878 2-Mar-2018 08:48
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Nice! Thanks guys, keep them coming!


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