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08-12-2006, 02:48 PM
I'm currently in the process of renovating my home network. I've currently got two laptops and four desktops and three printers on my hybrid [combo of wired and wireless] home network. I just picked up a new computer for the family, to replace the old and tired Pentium 4 1.7 GHz they're currently using. I'm also going to rebuild another Pentium III system and set up a home lab so I can do network studies.

The other day I added an 8 port network switch, which I am using to connect all the older systems, running the XP, 98 and 2000 operating systems. I used my tools to make some custom length RJ45 cables for wiring them all together. My wife is going away with our girls for a few days, so I'll be home alone with my son and able to move things around the house, make a mess and not have to hear any nagging about it. At the end of all this I hope to have a five machine study lab and gaming centre for myself. Maybe me and the boy will take up a P-51 and Focke Wulf for some home network dogfighting.

08-12-2006, 05:23 PM
ok ..just remember that cable "a"..goes into connector "d" but if cable is coming from the 98 machine you need to connect it to router port "b" before attaching to connector"d"..this applies to all cable/connectors....now remember if done right after reading the "READ ME"...you should have a 20 pound ball/birds nest of cables ...hope it goes well bro...it's always fun... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

08-13-2006, 01:44 AM
BR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Yeah, I've been there, set up a workstation/server and was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
Got it in the end though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

08-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Make sure you dont electrocute yourself with your jumble of wires

08-13-2006, 01:03 PM
Report in for a little RO match when youre finished. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-21-2006, 12:48 PM
Finally got it done this weekend. I've got UPS's and cables all over the place, but everything is now connected and working. While all of this was going on I had to sort out a huge mystery that has been plaguing the various computers in my house. All of them began to behave very mysteriously, crashing or rebooting for no apparent reason. The kicker was when a new system I got this week for the family room began to exhibit the same behaviour. My first suspicion was that a Microsoft update was the culprit, but I was finally able to determine that my Webroot Spy Sweeper program was the cause. After uninstalling it from every computer in the house all was back to normal. I've been using that program for some time with no problems up until recently when they released a major update. It must be causing some corruption of the operating system kernel, causing it to become unstable and spontaneously reboot. It was also messing up the monitoring software for my UPS's. I have a UPS on each computer, with a USB data cable connected which interacts with the battery backup, reporting status and such. With Spy Sweeper installed it was giving false reports, saying the battery only had one minute of run time. It also said the same on a brand new UPS. Too bad, Spy Sweeper was a really good program until this latest release.