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osho741 writes: I was wondering if anyone has enterprise level networking devices set up at home? I seem to go through at least 1 wireless consumer grade router a year or so. I can never seem to find one that last very long under just normal use. I thought maybe I would have better luck throwing together a network using used enterprise equipment. Has anyone done this? What would you recommend for a network that maxes out at 30mbps downstream from the ISP and an internal network that should be able to stream 1080p movies to 3 or 4 devices from a media server?

Any thoughts and or suggestions are welcome.
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  • by Nethead ( 1563 )

    Got a Snap Sever 410 at home, didn't need it at work anymore. Run a Cisco 1720 for my home router, overkill but it was free. Could of had a Cisco 7512 but didn't need to heat the room. That crap is free or damn near all over the place. Pulled the Juniper EX4200 out because it was to noisy. Why do you ask? Do you drive a semi truck to work and use a barber chair at your desk?

    Remember, the right tool for the right job.

    • I ask because as I stated in my post seems like all the home user gear breaks in 6 months to a year. I thought I may get more longevity from used enterprisse grade gear. That analogy made me laugh though.

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