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Curious to start a thread to see what people are rocking at home for servers/infrastructure.  I am in the middle of redoing things and just was wondering.

 

For me:

DIY 2U pfSense firewall

DIY WHS V1 (Yes I still have this running)  

Dell workstation that I currently am running Windows Server 2012 Essentials in a trial mode.

DIY 2U Windows Server 2012 Standard running my home domain

Netgear GS748T managed switch

Asus RT-N66U running as my access point

 

Ernie

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because pfsense is far superior as long as you know how to use it properly and don't write crappy firewall rules that make your network vulnerable.

Well, that's why I use pfsense anyway.

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  Why don't you use your Asus router as a firewall?

 

 

because pfsense is far superior as long as you know how to use it properly and don't write crappy firewall rules that make your network vulnerable.

 

Well, that's why I use pfsense anyway.

Reason 1

 

Plus it would mean using LESS hardware... Where is the fun in that? 

Reason 2

 

And I really like having my firewall separate from my wireless access.  Makes it very easy to switch it out if I ever have to.

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Earlier this year The Average Guy Podcast had a series on home networking. Lots of good information.

I think the shows were HT106-107-108-109. I hear HT107 was the best.

Here was my diagram from one of the shows;

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I'm the type of man that can appreciate a sweet network diagram when I see one.

I am appreciating the crap out of yours.  B)

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Wow, schoondoggy... done like a boss! I never even realized that they made networked DVD players.

 

While we're on the subject of home network infrastructure, below is my share. My network is more about sharing media content with family members. Behind the scenes would be the backing up of all our desktops and laptops. I've got the core stuff wired with Cat6 cables and use gigabit links where possible.

 

I don't do much lab work but if I did, the workstation multi-boots to Windows 7 (main desktop environment) and Win2012 (Hyper-V VMs for my sandbox environment).

 

HomeNetworkRev1_zps2eaf8ac6.png

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Nice diagrams both of you!  Also nice setups!  I would have been happy with a list, but the diagrams take kick things up a notch!

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