ashi (ashi) wrote,

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home networking overkill, schedule note

So, thespatula has been getting slow net, while mine has been fine. I remembered she was connected through a switch in the living room, over the one old Cat5 cable I ran under the house years ago, that wasn't even crimped all that well. The outer insulation has pulled loose from the connector on each end.

I bought some Cat6 cable a while back and never did anything with it. Yesterday, I got a creeper at the local auto supply store. It's basically a board on wheels to make it easier to work on a car, and it helped me wheel around under the house to put in two Cat6 cables. In theory, I shouldn't have to crawl around under the trailer for a long time. Now our network goes like this:

Comcast modem-> wireless/wired router -> one line to the printer in the closet, one line to a gigabit switch
Gigabit switch-> both of thespatula's computers and all 3 of mine that are currently online, including the new in-house file server (the previous box, named Bahamut after the big computer in MegaZone 23, itself a mythological reference). I need to put a gigabit NIC in the new server and see if it improves. Maybe I should ask thespatula whether she's getting better speeds now too. Well?

Schedule Note: I work the next two Saturdays, April 15 and 22. Then I'll be all even as far as shift-trading.

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