[clug] Cabling your home and managing your boxen.

Robert (Bob) Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Tue Dec 5 04:25:15 GMT 2006

For what it is worth, I cabled by house about 5 years ago (roughly Cat.
5) and have a small cabling rack in the cupboard under the stairs, which
is where my router/server also lives. Total of 32 outlets in 16 pairs
(8 upstairs, 7 downstairs, one in the shed). I am up to my third
generation of hub/switches now. Wireless also made some of the outlets
less used than previously.


Bob Edwards.

Paul Wayper wrote:
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> Hi all,
> I've rearranged my room again and so now my two always-on machines (firewall
> and web server) are now sitting out in the open again.  This always makes me
> think of putting a nice comprehensively organised cabling solution into the
> house.  Hearing Mikal talk of his server cupboard also makes me think of
> having all the 'working machines' out of the way in their own (ventilated but
> soundproof) space.  All in all I'm probably looking at sixteen connected
> devices, including phones.
> So what do other people do with their home boxen?  Do you spend the money on
> getting an actual rack with power rails and cabling patch panels?  How do you
> make sure that your hidden media server gets the power, air and data it needs?
>  Are there racking and equipment stores that will accept a private punter off
> the street?
> Hoping for your input,
> Paul
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