Here's the colophon for my home wiring series. Everything is working great. Here's what I learned.
Tim Heuer pointed me to Anthony Park's blog today as he's done a VERY VERY detailed analysis of Identifying Performance Factors of Home Gigabit Networks with a in-depth PDF explaining their methodology. They did 192 different scenarios and the conclusion is amazing enough that you have to read it for yourself.
Anyway, here's the full series of posts on home wiring so far:
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Unless you're like me, a 100 megabit network is likely all you need and you'll probably not max its bandwidth out. t was very challenging to get a file copy to 60-80 megs a second and how often does one do that really? My network runs between 0% and 1% utilization. ;) That said, I'm still happy it's done.
Once you get a really reliable wireless router, don't ever flash the firmware, or even look at it crooked.
If people come by that want to use the wireless it's as simple as connecting to the router and adding them to the table.
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