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Archive for January 21st, 2013

Going to try PowerLine (next to CAT5, and having used 10Base2, 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and 1000Base-T)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/21

I’m going to try PowerLine.

My story is similar to Les at How Big Is Your Network?.

15 years and still growing

In 1995 I wired the house with thin net coax (10base2 w/ BNC connectors), because it did not require any expensive hubs of the day. Those old wires are still in place. The cable modem connects to a Netgear wireless router with four wired plugs. Two go to computers, one to xbox 360 and forth to Netgear hub 24 10baseT and 1 10Base2 (BNC) ports. Connected to the 24 port hub via cat 5 are another computer, 1 inkjet printer, 1 laser printer and an SMC power line Ethernet adapter. The powerline adapter connects to another SMC adapter and switch in storage building about 100 yards away from the house. This storage building has my old computers, Apple II, C64, Atari , iMac etc. Via the BNC port another 2 computers are connected in other parts of the house. Each room to which the 10base2 cable runs has a 4 port hub with BNC and RJ45 ports to allow for cat 5 connections. Last there is a laptop and an desktop in the house connected to the wireless router.

—Guest Les

I built my first network in my first rental home: a 2-room apartment with a living/study/kitchen/balcony of about 38 m^2, a bedroom of about 16 m^2 and a bathroom/shower of about 4 m^2. A crazy place (for one because the landlord choose to install 16 A D-type fuse in the main fuse box delivering power to multiple 25 A fuses in the apartment, so I once had the main fuse explode).

It was the place where I established my first company, had a BBS called The White House (which was in part true, as most of the house was indeed white), frequented the comp.font newsgroup (as I landed a PostScript/TrueType digitizing font job in about 1990) and comp.lang.pascal group,  and was public domain author.

Having a single computer multitasking BBS, work and storage using DESQview (video) wasn’t the best. So when I earned enough money using Turbo Pascal 6 and Turbo Pascal for Windows, and with student editions of DOS 5.0, Windows 3.0, and Netware 3.x I built my own network. Read the rest of this entry »

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