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Member Since 13 Oct 2004
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In Topic: Post your book collection!

03 April 2016 - 02:01 PM

Here you go:

In Topic: Brace yourself, Shader Model 6.0 is coming

19 March 2016 - 12:55 PM

What's redstone?

In Topic: Expanding my network

16 March 2016 - 03:08 PM

Thanks, I'll look into that

In Topic: Expanding my network

16 March 2016 - 11:33 AM

No remarks on the full solution/ CAT5e question?

In Topic: Expanding my network

13 March 2016 - 08:55 AM

Again, thanks.

I've checked out all my devices, and have come to the following solution:


- all cables will be CAT5E, since I don't have lengths >100m (300ft).

This should suffice for GBit LAN connection speed

- starting point of my network is a modem from my Internet Provider

-- connecting to my Icidu 300N wireless and GBIt wired router, 4 ports


This is my Wifi device for connecting to a tablet, work laptop and mobile phones.

- 1 of the 4 Router ports will go to a netgear GBit switch


- leading to a total of 7 available wired ports for devices (3 on the router and 4 on the netgear switch)

- devices I will connect:

-- PS3 (upstairs), GBit network card

-- PS4 (downstairs), GBit network card

-- Samsung Horizon PVR/ Settopbox, GBit network card

-- Main 'gaming' PC downstairs, GBit network card

-- Marantz SR5006 receiver, 100MBps network card (enough, since it's only for music)

-- Panasonic TX-P50VT30E, 100MBps network card (too bad, just enough for HD video streaming, without fast forwarding/ seeking)


- I'll be using the Horizon settopbox (or TV media player) for streaming HD video


Just some small questions/ remarks;

1 - I'm not 100% sure the Samsung Horizon PVR will 'join' the network with 1 GBPS.

Since it can also work as a modem/router, which is not advised by my internet provider, because if the source cable and region I live in.

I'll have to find that out, online reference say that it's possible.


2 - One of my CAT5E cables (new) says on the boxing "up to 350MBps", which I find strange, since the CAT5E standard should be perfectly capable of handling 1000MBps/1GBps (with lengths lower then 300ft/100m). Do I have to worry about this cable?