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Home Network blank cheque

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Kind of an odd introductory post but oh well.
Hi I'm new here.

Now that the formalities are over I have perhaps odd question for the crew here.

If some one handed you a blank cheque to build a ridiculous manageable/over capacity home network just what would you choose...

Requirements:

Enterprise level management
>=100 MB WAN uplink
Gigabit Ethernet speed service to >6 systems
802.11N service
IPv6
The normal alphabet soup (256 AES, NAT, SPI, VPNs, RADIUS, WPA2, PPTP, VLAN's, QoS, 802.1Q, 802.1X, yadda yadda yadda)


Restrictions:
No Fibre....... O.k. maybe a little fiber but only for uplinks between network devices.


For simplicities sake:
Let's say everything is in one spot (or the uplink and trunking permutations become absurd)
And maybe avoid the nuclear option(Cisco 6513, Brocade DCX, 3Com 8800)



p.s. I guess I'm not truly spec'ing out for the ultimate as I've skipped trunked 10GbE system service, 40Gbps WDMPOS, and OC768c connectivity. But all that is just crazy talk anywho.
 
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if it were me, and im crazy, I'd go with an avila gateworks router, and some kind of gigabit switch, that would work pretty awesomely, altho with openWRT + X-Wrt you dont get the support you get with cisco :?