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Qsig

join:2009-05-18
Kanata, ON

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Home Network

Ok, it's really not a home network anymore but here's what I have and I'm pretty proud of it, haha.

Here's the rack with the heart of everything:




* CAT6 Patch Panel from Monoprice (Does the job and was cheap)
* Linksys SGE2000P Managed Gig Switch w/ POE
* Cisco 2106 Wireless Lan Controller
* Supermicro SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 with 1GB of RAM (Runs pfsense)

* White box virtual server running 5 VMs (Cisco UCM, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco CCX, Server 2008, Trixbox):
• Vmware Vsphere 5.0
• Asus Z8NA-D6C Motherboard
• 2 x Intel Xeon 5606
• 24 GB of Muskin RAM
• 4x 500 GB WD Blue Drives in Raid 10
• 4x 2 TB WD Green Drives in Raid 10 (Yes I know they shouldn't be used for raid, haha.

Here's the wiring for the house. There's 8 plates around the house with 2 x RJ45, RG6 and RJ11 each.




Here's where the Bell Fibre comes in:




Here's where the Rogers Fibre comes in and gets converted to coax for cable TV. I had cable internet but as of Sunday switched to true FTTH.




Just a shot of the Bell fibre coming in to the house:




And just because it's fast as hell 175/175 Package:



TheMG
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join:2007-09-04
Canada
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·NorthWest Tel

I like how the box is secured to the conduits instead of the wall where it should be. Oh, and the use of zip ties to secure it to the conduits... very nice.

Typical shoddy residential install by the telco.

On the other hand, the rest of your setup where the telco/cableco had no involvement, looks very nice and clean.

And those speeds are sick! Wish I could get that. What are the caps? Does Bell block inbound ports 21,80,443, etc or are they open?



DaMaGeINC
The Lan Man
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join:2002-06-08
Greenville, SC
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reply to Qsig

So sexy.. mmmm.



Qsig

join:2009-05-18
Kanata, ON
reply to TheMG

said by TheMG:

What are the caps? Does Bell block inbound ports 21,80,443, etc or are they open?

Thanks!

The cap is 300 GB which is alright; For the speed it's low but I think I'll only get to 250 or so. Haven't tried 443 or 21 but 80 works. From what I hear, they only block 25 which I don't need.


shwc

@bell.ca

and its all Cat6 wiring throughout the house... even the wall plates have 3 x Cat6 and 1 x RG6.

looks good!



sohowest SC

@rogers.com
reply to Qsig

Great Setup! The cabinet is pretty barren now without the modems inside. How long did it take for Bell to run the lines under the house?



DaMaGeINC
The Lan Man
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join:2002-06-08
Greenville, SC
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reply to Qsig

So you have 2 fiber runs coming in your house!!!



Qsig

join:2009-05-18
Kanata, ON
reply to sohowest SC

said by sohowest SC :

How long did it take for Bell to run the lines under the house?

There was a conduit from outside my house to inside so since Bell already had the fibre to my house, it was as simple as running a fish line up the conduit and pulling it back down! No time at all.


Qsig

join:2009-05-18
Kanata, ON
reply to DaMaGeINC

said by DaMaGeINC:

So you have 2 fiber runs coming in your house!!!

Haha, yep! I'm enjoying new house construction, haha.


BliZZardX
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join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
reply to Qsig

What internet speeds do Rogers offer on their FTTH?



Qsig

join:2009-05-18
Kanata, ON

said by BliZZardX:

What internet speeds do Rogers offer on their FTTH?

Same as their cable. I hoped they would offer different packages but nope, same as cable.


BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON

Thanks. That's sad to hear.



creed3020
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join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
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·TekSavvy Cable
reply to Qsig

I am just jealous of the new build outs in Kanata. They seem like the first neighborhoods in Ontario were both Rogers and Bell are operating in the 21st century.

Nice setup and I can really appreciate that you ran 4 connections to each plate. That is exactly what I want in my next home