Custom90gt Posted February 9, 2022 Share Posted February 9, 2022 Let's see what you've got in your house. I've recently got more into networking when I was having issues with Asus mesh setup dropping devices once I got up to ~50 wireless devices in the household. After that I decided to go a different route (actually it was after I watched a Linus Tech video on his new house where he installed way too many Ruckus access points). My setup: ISP: Xfinity 1.2Gb/s down 40Mb/s up (wish it was faster, I only went with 1.2 down because of the "faster" upload) Modem: ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 (lets me do a LAGG to take advantage of >1Gb/s internet) Router: Lenovo ThinkCenter M900 with a i5-6500 and 16GB of ram running pfSense (strongly recommend pfSense) Switch: Brocade 6450 48-port POE switch (can be had for a reasonable price on ebay) Wireless access point: Ruckus Wireless R720 running Ruckus Unleashed - no contest, the quality of this access point is so much better than my Asus AX11000, no question about it. The only time this access point gets restarted is when I do a firmware update. Network cards: HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 561T in my desktop and "router," 649281-B21 HP Infiniband 40Gb/s in the server. Misc: Cat 7 network or SFP passive copper network cables between the modem, router, switch, desktop, and server. I only wish I could run network cable to every room in the house, but that would involve lots of drywalling. I do have another Ruckus R650 heading my way to take advantage of AX devices. Not sure if it will entirely replace my R720 or if I'll try out a mesh network with it. 3 Desktop | Intel i7-12700k | ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F | 2x16GB Oloy DDR5 @ 6400mhz CL32 | EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra | AW3420DW | 980 Pro 1TB PCIe 4.0 | All under water | Server | SM846 | Intel I7-12700k | MSI Pro Z690 DDR4 | EVGA 3060 Ti 8GB FTW3 Ultra | 64GB 3600MHz CL16 Neo | 1TB SX8200 | 100+TB | Lenovo Thinkbook 16P Gen2 | AMD 5600H | RTX 3060 | 24GB 3200mhz | 1TB SX8200 | 16:10 16" | Tweaked |Dell XPS 9310 2-in-1 | Intel i5-1135G7 | 16GB 4267mhz | 512GB | 16:10 | Tweaked | Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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