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I’ve got it, now what the hell am I gonna do with it?

June 15, 2005 | Computers

So, I traded and older 802.11b router for a new 8port 10/100 switch (thanks, Alden) and now I should probably get around to moving the server into the basement.

I need the switch because my 4 port router is almost out of ports and also I need to get 2 devices attached through the basement and I only want to have the 1 hole in the office floor.

I now get to decide how I want to handle the wiring and figure out where I’m gonna get power for the switch in the basement. The central location I’d like to put it doesn’t have nearby power so I’ll probably end up doubling back over some cable runs to get everything wired in. No biggie, I guess. Cable’s not that expensive and the distances won’t cause any kind of signal issues so I really just have to stop whining and get it done…

whine, whine, whine. Ok, I’m done now.

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  • You could always experiment with Power over Ethernet 😀

    MacFanatic39, June 16, 2005 10:07 pm | permalink

  • P.S. This is completely unrelated to this post, but I thought I’d let you know that your contact link (in the very upper right hand corner) is a dead link…

    MacFanatic39, June 16, 2005 10:14 pm | permalink

  • Which brand did you get? Not that it really matters… Speaking of networking, I got a 4port switch running around in my house…

    MacFanatic39: I don’t think he wants to be bothered by that. 😛 I told him before, he ignored me.

    tom, June 16, 2005 10:26 pm | permalink

  • Heh…it’s possible he just doesn’t want to be bothered. But wouldn’t it be better to put up a page saying "Hey….screw off!" rather then make it a 404? Just my two cents…

    MacFanatic39, June 16, 2005 11:11 pm | permalink

  • Install a new breaker, and run it on a dedicated circuit!

    John Pennypacker, June 17, 2005 6:41 am | permalink

  • Re: The link – fixed.

    Re: Power over ethernet – doesn’t the switch have to be capable of that? I don’t recall the make and model off the top of my head so I can’t check to see if it is supported right now. Though that is an interesting idea.

    Re: Dedicated Circuit – well, we had a circuit put in down there when we put the office on a dedicated circuit. So we have a line all ready to be run. I guess I’d just need to extend it. This will most likely be the method followed.

    Shawn, June 17, 2005 7:24 am | permalink

  • Just don’t blow yourself up. ;D

    CrabbyCakes, June 17, 2005 9:55 am | permalink

  • But what fun is it whithout any sparks?

    Shawn, June 17, 2005 10:07 am | permalink

  • Speaking of routers, I’m going to have to return the wireless router I’ve been borrowing from work for the past two years. Durnit. I guess that means I’ll just have to buy an 802.11g variety for myself.

    joel schou, June 17, 2005 11:23 am | permalink

  • Glad to help out. This will let me take my nice Airport extreme basestation to school next year to use with my cable net there ( i will be off campus).

    alden, June 17, 2005 6:50 pm | permalink

  • I was at Lowe’s today, you know, ‘More of Everything’?

    Well, they don’t have spools of Cat 5 Cable. WTF? I need to make an extra trip to Home Depot now…

    Shawn Parker, June 19, 2005 12:28 am | permalink

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