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Hi OCN wave2.gif

I'm moving into a new place (Townhome, 3 stories) and need to get the networking straightened out redface.gif Lets start with what I have:
  • Old Dell Desktop, Intel Pentium 4 (Firewall?)
  • Home Server (Lenovo Desktop, Intel Core2 6400 @ 2.128ghz)
  • 2 Gaming Rigs
  • 3 Laptops
  • 3 smartphones
  • PS3
  • 2 Xbox360s
  • immense amount of cat5/5e
  • Couple switches
  • HTPC

Now all of this needs to be networked but I've got some ideas. I need wifi throughout the entire house and definitely want the best speeds I can get with that. Now, short of running cat5 through the whole place, how do the powerline adapters work? Am I going to see a speed decrease between direct cat5 and the powerline adapters? I'll most likley have a 50mb/s line from Comcast for the ISP.

Also, I'd like to VPN the entire network so I can access everything on the network 24/7 from anywhere. I've been experimenting with OVPN but haven't gotten anything solid yet. I've also been reading alot about dedicated firewalls... the old dell I have sitting around isn't being used for anything and I'd like to dabble in networking so do you think it's a good idea to have? Will it affect internet connection speeds?

Alot of stuff here so I thank everyone who puts up with it and helps tongue.gif
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post #2 of 6
I've heard that powerline is usually about 50-80mbps so you should be okay.
So the 500mbps Powerline Adapters if in ideal situations hit about the same bandwidth of a 100mbps Ethernet Cable, but Gigabit might be a little hard to reach.
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Originally Posted by linkinparkfan007 View Post

I've heard that powerline is usually about 50-80mbps so you should be okay.
So the 500mbps Powerline Adapters if in ideal situations hit about the same bandwidth of a 100mbps Ethernet Cable, but Gigabit might be a little hard to reach.

What wifi router would you reccomend?

EDIT: How do these look?
Edited by Kolmain - 4/9/13 at 8:55am
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post #4 of 6
power line is a good solution for ps3 as it only supports wireless G.

Otherwise N spec would cover your whole house just fine.
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What is your budget. I'll admit the Broadcom Linksys Stuff is good the new Marvell not so much. The ASUS Dark Night is a top notch Router I have heard. I've use a Netgear WNDR3700 which has been pretty good.
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What is your budget. I'll admit the Broadcom Linksys Stuff is good the new Marvell not so much. The ASUS Dark Night is a top notch Router I have heard. I've use a Netgear WNDR3700 which has been pretty good.

Not really any specific budget. I'm really liking the look of the ASUS one too rolleyes.gif
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