Sunday, November 22, 2015

Networking in Paradise...

Networking in Paradise...  I temporarily mounted (on a simple shelf) the shed's networking gear, outside my future second-floor office (photo at right).  The tiny red box is the amazingly powerful MikroTik RB2011UiAS-IN router.  It's far smaller than the Cisco SG300-20 switch it's sitting on, or than the TrendNet AC1750 wireless router standing vertically alongside it.  All this stuff is on the other side of the wall from where they'll eventually live.  Then I ran the networking wires on the ceiling of the first floor, up to this gear, and made correctly-sized patch cables for all the interconnects.  The result is a neat temporary installation, and a simple move once I figure out how I'm going to mount this gear inside the office.  It won't be a crude shelf like this, but I haven't yet decided what it will be.  I'm leaning toward an enclosed wooden cabinet, with some slow (quiet) fan driven ventilation and filtered air input.  Sounds like a nice little wood-working project, doesn't it?

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