|Dec 29, 2012, 10:58 AM||#1|
What devices make up your home network?
Just ordered a couple of new networking devices, including a NAS device for the first time. It got me enthusiastic to start adding some new toys and so I'm curious as to what others use within their home network.
Please describe/list your devices. I'm particularly interested in router and NAS choices and new fangled devices like network connected TVs, speakers, photo frames, kitchen appliances, home surveillance, etc. I'm not so interested in the specifics of all your computers/tablets/phones, but mentioning at least the operating systems used for these devices will be helpful for contextualising your other choices. If you want to go further, please feel free to explain your choices and what you hope to add in the future.
Computers: Windows PCs and Macs
Phones: iPhones and Androids
Router: Airport Extreme (on order)
NAS: Synology DS213 (on order; intended use is as a backup location and media server)
Digital Media Receiver / gaming: xBox 360
Printer: Brother DCP-750CW
Next thing I want to add is a wireless speaker system (ideally one that is both DLNA and Airplay compatible)
|Dec 29, 2012, 12:18 PM||#2|
Let's have a think about this... (thank god for a 60mbps connection!)
(old) 17" iMac
homebuilt desktop PC
2x iPod touch 4G
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 1G
Nokia Lumia 800 (I think it is)
2x Xbox 360
3DS XL and 3DS
PSP-2000, 3000 and Go
DS fat, Lite and DSi
(looking into getting a NAS to keep files floating around the house)
Maybe if everyone who'd ever been close to you had died, you'd be sarcastic, too.
Macrumors Steam Group
|Dec 29, 2012, 01:37 PM||#3|
Last edited by jasonvp; Dec 29, 2012 at 02:29 PM. Reason: added the airport
|Dec 29, 2012, 02:03 PM||#4|
Way too many!
Spoiled 10-year-old Daughter's Room
Home Office... Well, too dang many.
Last edited by Nermal; Dec 29, 2012 at 05:37 PM. Reason: timg
|Dec 29, 2012, 02:18 PM||#5|
Gotta think about this one...
Devices I interact with:
15" MacBook Pro
HP TouchPad (don't use it much anymore)
2x AirPort Extreme
Dynalink PPPoA Bridge
Tenda GigE Switch
HP Data Vault (6 TB and nearly full!)
|Dec 29, 2012, 03:50 PM||#6|
27" iMac (hardwired)
Mac Mini (hardwired)
My 17" MacBook Pro (wifi)
My wife's 17" MacBook Pro (my old one) (wifi)
My wife's iPhone
My wife's iPad
Slingbox (which actually doesn't work currently)
Two wifi cameras
Time Capsule router
8-port Netgear switch at the main input
5-port Netgear switch on my desk
One AirPort Express currently just an Airplay device to play music in the living room
A second Airport Express which will go on the top floor to extend range once I stop being lazy.
A lack of planning on your part should not constitute an emergency on mine.
|Dec 29, 2012, 04:24 PM||#7|
2 MacBook Pros
1 PC desktop (ethernet)
1 iPod touch
1 Brother Network Printer (ethernet)
1 $45 netgear Wireless G router
I get 20Mb/s on Wireless G at the end of my house, and I think my connection is rated for only 25Mb/s... so holding out on upgrading the router.
|Dec 29, 2012, 07:00 PM||#10|
|Feb 6, 2013, 04:31 PM||#11|
If anyone has the DS212J and using it for multiple tasks, I'd be interested to hear your experience. I've heard great things for both, but I would consider myself somewhat of a power user, at least demanding user, and want to make sure it's capable of keeping up.
Computers: MBP, Win7 Laptop, deceased Win7 desktop (replacing with mac mini), Ubuntu PC
Tablets: iPad, iPods (Touch)
Router: Linksys X2000 (likely to be replaced with NAS purchase)
NAS: Synology DS213 (mulling)
Digital Media Receiver / gaming: xBox 360, PS3, Wii, ATV2
Printer: Cheap Canon
Last edited by rjbruce; Feb 6, 2013 at 04:38 PM.
|Feb 6, 2013, 06:22 PM||#13|
Home-built Windows PC for gaming
HP OfficeJet 6500 MFP
HTC Thunderbolt (Android)
Acer Iconia A500 (Android 10" tablet)
LG Blu-Ray player
Occasionally pop my work-issued 13" MBP or Dell E6410 on my network
All fed off a Netgear WNDR3700v2
That's nothing though, the MAC filter on my parent's router is nearly full. 8 people that could be there at any given time that might want a device on wireless, each with 2-3 devices.
2012 15" MBP, 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 750 GB Samsung EVO SSD, Hi-Res glossy
2012 Mac Mini 2.5, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
|Feb 7, 2013, 06:51 AM||#14|
Member of MacRumors.com Folding@Home Team (#3446) & developer of the F@H Mobile Monitoring app.
|Feb 7, 2013, 02:47 PM||#15|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Trying to build a home network but need to hardwire devices in two separate locations||Mikeyswen79||Mac Peripherals||7||Jan 23, 2014 11:56 AM|
|Limit of Devices on a home network with a TC||dec.||Mac Peripherals||2||Jan 20, 2013 01:59 AM|
|New Router/Home Network/Home Media Setup Questions||beatledud||Mac Peripherals||18||Jan 9, 2013 01:19 PM|
|Way to find out on a home network bandwidth hogging devices?||stuaz||Community Discussion||0||Nov 11, 2012 02:20 PM|
|I can see network devices, but can't get past 'Connecting' in Finder. (BT Home Hub)||gwelmarten||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||8||Aug 6, 2012 06:05 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.