I sat down last night and diagramed my home computer network. IÄôm amazed at how much larger the network appears when diagrammed. The network’s been added to it a little at a time so my perceptions were of small ÄúbitsÄù. The diagram made me view it as a whole. I knew it was getting large because the driving force for the diagram was to help me remember the fixed IP addresses.
I use a cable modem for my Internet access which is connected to a Linksys Wireless (802.11g) Router/Firewall that has 4 10/100 ports. This is in turn connected to a Linksys 5 Port 1 Gigabit Workgroup Switch that I use as a network backbone. In addition to the router, IÄôve three computers and a printer connected to the 1G switch.
The computers connected to this switch consist of a 2×2.7ghz PowerMac, a Mac Cube, and a Windows 3.2ghz P4. The printer is a Konica/Minolta 2430 DL network printer. There are also a Windows 1.4ghz P3 and a Mac PowerBook 1.5ghz that connect to the network using the 801.11g wireless connection which is WEP protected.
In addition I also have a 40gb FTP device connected to the Firewall/Router which I can access from the Internet. I use this to upload and/or download data when IÄôm away from home.
What type of unique networks do you have at home?