Whats in your Home Lab?
Just curious about what all you Network geeks have in your home labs. Mine is very small. 2 Win9x boxes, 1 Win2k box, Linux webserver/NAT server hooked to cable modem, 8 port 10/100 hub(yes it's hub, too cheap for anything else right now), HP Laserjet 4L, Kapok Notebook computer. Well thats it, not much for learning but it helped me so far.
Here is the Network now. I have updated the Viso drawing as you can see things have really changed in the last year or so.
(old one) http://www.mntsnow.com/pics/MNetwork1.gif
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*edited* to change picture
[This message has been edited by Mntsnow (edited 06-14-2001).]
Well, Mntsnow, mine does not compare to yours - however here it is-
copper rocket modem - into -
linksys befsr1 cable/dsl router - into
linksys 4 port hub - into
system 1 - Home built AMD K7 600
system 2 - aging PB - w/ spectra K62 400
system 3 - Gateway P2 450 (originally a Celery 366 - MB died while under warranty, sent it back.. came back with the p2 in it)
2 printers - Xerox Docuprint M760 and an aging Lexmark 1100.
Mine aint like that either. Homebuilt Tbird @
700 meg, amd k63 at 450, amd k62 @ 300 and
a old 486 dell, using a 50meg hardrive pint
120 (using linux smoothwall software) as
just the internet connection/firewall/dhcp
router inhouse. Hope this made sense. It
all works and allows connection to internet
with all machines at same time with only
one modem. Did use direcpc, but got concerned
about security, so went to firwall. Oh
just noticed, all that stuff above is
connected with a lynksys 5 port router
Netgear rt311 Cable/DSL Router
10Mbps 4 port Hub
| | |
| | |---Server: P2-300/64MB Redhat Linux 6.2
| | : web/email/dns/ssh
| |-----Mine: Celeron 466/128MB Win98se
| : w/ shared printer
|-------Wife: Celeron 300a(450)/128MB Win98se
I'm currently in the planning stages for a minor upgrade... ie: a new Athlon system and a 100MBps hub or switch.
Mntsnow, that's some fancy-schmancy setup you've got goin' there
My Humble Network:
WinME <----crossover cable/SyGate/DSL---->W2K
lol, don't think there's anything much simpler than that.
ROFL Socalgal. It can be fun playing with all the systems and it sure made it easier to work on my certifications. And what is even more fun now is I will get to use Visio almost on a daily basis with my new job.
small drawing I made to show mine:
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not as impressive as mntsnows, but there it is
Currently I'm running:
Win 2k Advanced Server on a Pentium II 300 w/128 mb ram 6.4gb drive and 8.4gb drive runing DHCP, Winproxy 3.0, ZoneAlarm Pro, Mdaemon Mail server, IIS 5.0 and MS Exchange 5.5
AMD K6-2 333@380 w/256 mb ram and 40gb drive with hardware based mpeg and all in wonder pro. runnning on win2k pro running Redhat Linux under VMWare virtual machine
Sager Notebook K6-2 366 w/128 mb ram running win2k pro
Gateway with 300MHZ overdrive processor
Everything is interconnected with a 3com office connect hub (soon to be upgraded to a Linksys 10/100 switch)
Wow is there an Icon for mouth dropped eyes wide eyebrows upward and hair blown back a bit and mental thought captions for F###&
ok now amazement settles....
Can I come Play over there?
can I huh, can I, can I huh huh?
my network is only peer-to-peer
linksys befsr11 router
smc 8 port 10/100 hub
1- amd 800 athlon -homebuilt - winme - for me
1- amd 600 duron -homebuilt - winme - for wife
1- amd k62/450 - homebuilt - winme - for daughter
1- celeron 333 @374 - homebuilt w2k/mandrake 7.2 - testing
1- p120 laptop - for learning and portability
1- 486/50 laptop - for daughter
no biggie but lots o fun
[This message has been edited by ricomania (edited 01-20-2001).]
SB, Sure anytime your in Utah just give me a holler and your welcome to come play. The neighborhood kids love to play all the lan games at our home...lol
Mntsnow - you might need to look into a Halon system.
Nice fancy drawing you have there
My dad hired a lady that could do visio drawings ... She was smart but she just didn't know where to get the right jobs..C+, Oracle, VB, just to name couple things she could do
(Ask my dad about the rest of her computer skills)
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