unplugme71's home network build thread

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  1. unplugme71, Feb 19, 2015
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    unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    Goal:
    To provide both private and public network access in the home for Internet access, file sharing, and other server services.

    Design:
    At least 2 Ethernet drops, 1 Telephone drop, and 1 Coax cable drop in each room of the house. Living room will have additional drops for entertainment devices. All drops will be patched in the utility closet.

    Equipment List:
    Tripp Lite 12U wall mounted rack
    Tripp Lite 48p Cat6 patch panel
    Tripp Lite 16 outlet, 20A switched PDU
    Tripp Lite SMART2200RM2UN UPS Battery Backup
    Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway, USG
    Ubiquiti Unifi Switch, 48port 500W POE+ (pre-ordered)
    Sonnet RackMac Mini
    2x Mac Mini 2.6Ghz, 8GB, 1TB
    Synology RS815+ Storage Array w/ 4x WD RE 4TB (on order)
    Synology RX415 Expansion Storage w/ 4x WD RE 4TB (on order)
    Supermicro SYS-5018A-FTN4, Atom 2.4Ghz 8 core, 16GB DDR3 ECC, 1x500GB WD Black, 2x256GB Samsung Pro 850 SSDs



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  2. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Setting up the boxes for the pulls. I wish I bought an extra one for the telephone drop. Would've saved a lot of time!

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    Much needed tools to complete the project...

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    All the runs merged through the utility closet. Using a 4" dryer vent tube to pass the wires through. Also, since the studs aren't spaced 16" apart, I had to secure two 2x6 boards across three studs for mounting the wall mounted rack.

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    Here's a drop for the bedroom.

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    Here's the wall plate on with the jacks...

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    Here's the wall mount rack assembled on the floor. This has reinforced side beams to handle the extra weight of the UPS device.

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    Here's the 48port patch panel...

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    And finally wall mounted...

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    Always cool to see others' home network setups. Looking forward to seeing its completion. Good luck!
     
  11. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I even have my sun room wired up for Ethernet. I figured if there's ever a need to put some device in here that only has Ethernet at least its pre-wired. Debating on installing an outdoor wireless access point in here too so my back yard can have wireless signal.

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    Does anyone know if they sell gray colored 2 outlet plates for Ethernet jacks?

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    Wiring up the phones and coax cables...

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    Recently wired and punched down a 2 story office building. Nothing like making your fingers raw with over 250 punch downs over 4 punch down racks over the course of a week.
     
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    yup, it can be a pain
     
  17. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So in prep for the network tech, I also wanted to redo my office. Here is the work I did...
     

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    and now time for some furniture and dual display wall mounted monitors...
     

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    and some more of that...
     

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    Wired a 20A outlet for my UPS...
     

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    Received my Ubiquiti USG and Tripp Lite 16port PDU
     

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    PDU allows individual outlet switching. I can power on and/or off each outlet from the web based control panel. Great for hard rebooting a stubborn server.
     
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    Very cool. Looking forward to more updates.

    It appears that this isn't a house being built currently. Is it correct to assume that you are doing all of this while living in your house. More specifically, you are doing all of this work to a finished house and not during the building process. If so then how hard has it been for you to make some of those runs?

    Again, loving all of the stuff you are putting in and looking forward to updates.
     
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