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By The Evil Overlord
Hell paging anyone who knows what they're doing.
Ok this has been eating away in the back of my mind for ages....
I'm in the process of getting upgraded equipment from VM, a new VM SuperHub and tivo
My Current setup is an older VM Superhub, with all wireless deactivated, connected to my Netgear NightHawk AC Router, which is installed in my upstairs hallway windowsill.
The router handles all traffic wired and wireless for my upstairs devices, and most of the wireless for my other devices downstairs on the 2.4G Band.
The 5G band is Exclusive to a second router, a Linksys E4200 that is receiving on 5G and then transmitting on the 2.4G and wired to my devices downstairs using ddwrt firmware (and into my back yard)
This router is dying, and has been for a few months now (I'm pretty sure it's done for, so I've found a cheap replacement for it, a TP Link 940 single band router)
I'm thinking about running a 20 meter cat 7 cable from my VM Superhub to a second router, (for increased wifi range, and better wired connectivity for my BD player and various consoles)
What I need to know is, does this change how other devices will connect to my wireless printer, or another part of my 'network'? (for lack of a better word)
Also would it be a better set up to wire the second router to the first, or directly to the superhub?
This is important to me as I'm in need of help as to how I might need to configure and disable the second router's security settings, as I would have thought the primary router's firewall and security settings would be more than adequate.
In my head this seems fine as I don't see a reason to have 2 firewalls going if the primary firewall is fine. But as I'm not very knowledgeable, in this matter I'll need to consult with someone who is.
(Each router will have a unique ssid so that's not a problem, as I'll rename the new router to the ssid already in place)
So to sum up, Would it be better to disable all security on the 2nd router, and run it off the first, using the primary router's security settings for internet traffic?
Would all of my wireless devices that connect to my media center and printer, and any other shared resources over my home network still work if I was to just hook up my new router directly to another port on my superhub?
as the title says since upgrading to bt infinity i received the new bt homehub 5 which works fine for the internet, but now i cant see other pc's on my home network
ive only got two i'm interested in sharing with, my downstairs win7 pc and win7 laptop.
as far as i know both are set up correctly - both network connections are set to 'home', drive sharing allowed, all the check boxes for sharing. ive tried with and without a homegroup setup
interestingly, i plugged my old home hub 3 router, connected both my pc and laptop wirelessly to it - and i can see and access each other fine
switch back to the new router and they disappear!
i cant seem to find any related options on the router setup page - ive tried disabling the firewall - and a google search is coming up blank
any ideas out there? or experience with a home hub 5?
thanks in advance
Is this all that is needed to transmit ethernet thru house wiring ?
Do we need this kit ?
Are there any special network settings needed on the computers ?
Windows 7, 1 PC, 1 laptop in use
DISCLAIMER: I have no idea what I'm doing and quite possibly, shouldn't be doing it.
Ex. 1: If I'm on the west coast and need to update a file using a program that's only installed on my home computer on the east coast, I want to be able to remote to the computer so I can my work done.
Ex. 2: I have an external hard drive attached to the computer in my home office that I want to access from my smart tv so I can watch movies.
Ex. 3: I would like for all of my devices to be able to access the information on the others (2 desktops, 1 laptop, 1 tablet, & 1 smart tv).
I do NOT like virtual storage/cloud.
I do like security. I'm big on security.
I really do want to learn how to install, setup, configure, & use Server 2012 effectively, so if I can do all of the above with it, please let me know. If not, please advise what I'd be better off doing.
Yes, I DO already have Server 2012.
I know I'm asking a million questions, but here's one more: If I have no intentions of using virtual storage, is it safe to assume I won't need Hyper-V?
By +Fahim S.
Having spent a lot of the weekend playing with pfSense I am really keen to replace my router with it.
I am currently on BT Infinity which for those that are not in the UK is a FTTC service which comes with two devices: a VDSL modem and a wireless router. The router has an Ethernet WAN port where it connects to modem. As far as I know connectivity is via PPPoE.
OK, some complexity:
My home network consists of 4 rooms of networked devices. These are:
Telephone socket > Modem > Router
Router > Television
Router > Media streamer
Router > PlayStation 3
Router > PVR
Router > Home plug
Home plug > Media streamer
Home plug > PC
Home plug > Switch
Switch > Microserver (running ESXi)
Switch > NAS
Switch > printer
Hope that was clear! Other stuff worth mentioning:
1) I want to run pfSense as a VM on the Microserver
2) The Microserver only has one NIC, it also has no free PCIe slots
3) running CAT 5/6 between rooms simply isn't possible, home plug is the only option for reliable connectivity between rooms.
4) can't move the modem
5) can't move the Microserver.
Any suggestions as to how best set this up?