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    • ChappyEight
      By ChappyEight
      Okay, so I'll be moving in about a month to a different home and I'm trying to gather the necessary materials to set up a relatively extensive mixed home network.  In order to simply get off the ground and get started, I've chosen the following pieces of equipment:
       
      Modem:  Our area is served by Spectrum and here's the list of the approved modems.  Any suggestions on one of these? Router: Cisco RV320 Firewall Device: Do you recommend hardware here or use the router's software firewall? Switch: Cisco SG200 Access Point: Cisco Aironet 3602I Controller: Cisco 2504  
      So, I'm a complete novice when it comes to building a mixed home network that will eventually entail a server room, NAS, etc.  However, I do know that I want all Gigabit equipment and the switch I chose is ginormous simply because I want the overhead to add connections later (IOW, I don't mind that it's overkill).  Also, again just because I can, I'm looking to get primarily enterprise quality equipment.  I'm not looking to burn money just to burn money, but I'm also not afraid to spend a little for a more quality network and something to learn on.
       
      If I'm thinking correctly, I'll connect into the modem , then to the router, then to the firewall (if necessary), then to the switch, then have the controller in one of the switch ports and the POE AP in one of the POE ports on the switch.  This, then, should give me both wired (by plugging Cat6a into the switch for other devices) and wireless access (via the AP), correct?  Am I forgetting/missing something?
       
      Really appreciate you entertaining this novice as I try to learn/build this network.  You can see my ultimate goals here (Lofty, I know).
    • Dave
      By Dave
      Look what D-Link showed up with!  Covr
       

       
      $299 at Amazon - http://amzn.to/2eM74RT
       
      Covr Wi-Fi System Key Features Include:
      ●     MU-MIMO Technology: Efficiently handles large groups of concurrent users
      ●     11AC Wireless Speeds2:
      -       AC2600 Dual-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (COVR-2600R) – 4x4 11ac with up to 1733Mbps on the 5GHz band and 800Mbps on 2.4GHz band for maximum throughput with less interference
      -       AC1300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Extender (COVR-1300E) – 2x2 11ac with up to 867Mbps on the 5GHz band and 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band
      ●     Smart Roaming: Devices automatically connect to the router and range extender depending on which networking device provides the optimal Wi-Fi signal
      ●     More Coverage: Provides reliable Wi-Fi for up to 6,000 square feet of seamless coverage
      ●     QoS Engine: Traffic optimization improves gaming experience, ensuring game traffic is prioritized over other network traffic
      ●     Easy Setup: Router and Extender come pre-paired out of the box for simple setup
      ●     D-Link Wi-Fi App: The new D-Link Wi-Fi app provides quick and simple set up as well as device management
      ●     Backwards Compatible: Supports legacy devices and Wi-Fi standards (802.11n/g)
      ●     Three Year Limited Warranty: Includes a three year limited warranty and D-Link’s industry-leading customer service and support
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Here is the full press release.
       
    • DaMenace
      By DaMenace
      I have been looking at Synology for a great NAS and happened to stumble across this......https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/RT2600ac
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    • doliveira
      By doliveira
      Hi,
       
      I’m setting up my small office network and on my server I will use the “Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials” and I will want to enable and use the “Anywhere Access” and “VPN” build in features to have remote access to my server from outside.
       
      Regarding this, my router uses as factory default the port 80 to access the admin interface. 
       
      But I think I should change this in order for my router not to be visible from outside world, and also not to conflict with any of the Windows Server services, correct? It’s a best practice to do this correct?
       
      If yes, I really don’t know which port I should use. I’m think on using port 8080 so the router access from inside my network will become: http://192.168.0.1:8080.
       
      So can anyone please share your advice on which port I should use for my router admin interface access?
       
      It must be a port that can only have access from my internal network and it must be a port not used by common services in order not to create conflicts. 
       
      Thanks
       


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