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Home Network blank cheque

Mar 26, 2008
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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...


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

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.
Oct 10, 2007
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System Name :3
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 3ghz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard
Cooling cm 212 EVO
Memory G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Video Card(s) BFG GTX 275
Storage WD black 500gb Samsung 1tb
Display(s) 27" 1366x768 Olevia 527v
Case Antec Three Hundred
Audio Device(s) ALC889
Power Supply CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ac
Software Windows 8 pro
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 :?