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[May. 6th, 2003|04:26 pm]
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So how's this for an integrated network plan for my parents' new place? He's got the workstations with NICs, and a printer, but that's it. Wants in-wall, fileshare, and a secure proxy.

Home network installation including domain controller, print spool services, and 200GB of fileshare:

· Netgear FS726 24-port 10/100 2u switch - $360

· Netgear AG711T 1000bTX module - $89

· 3Com 3C856 Secure Broadband Gateway - $270

· HP JetDirect 170X - $100

· 2x 19" 4u wall bracket - $70

· 32-port 2u patch panel - $45

· 1u rack shelf (for cablemodem/gateway) - $15

· Tyan Transport GX14-B2099T1S-CD 1u server barebones - $523.70

· P4 2.4GHz - $160

· 2x Crucial 256MB PC2100 ECC RAM - $88

· 2x Seagate 120GB 8MB cache ATA133 drives $270

· Belkin network-in-a-box kit $110

· Belkin cable tester - $90

$200/day install labor (est 3 days)

Equipment price - $2191
Est. total price - $2800

The Tyan 1u case rules, it's got an ATA133 RAID controller (perfect for a personal RAID0 share drive), integrated gigabit chipset and backup 100mb, and it's teeny. I'd throw the P4, RAM, and drives in to it, jack it in to the gigabit card on the switch, create the RAID0 array, install Win2K AS, and set it up as his PDC. Create an LPR share for the JetDirect, and run the proxy/DHCP services on the 3C856 to free up the server overhead. The network-in-a-box kit has everything I'll need (punchdown, crimper, plugs, jacks, faceplates) for the in-wall but the cabling, which I happen to have a free 1000' spool of plenum-grade to donate. The rest will just be a lot of crimping, drilling, and punching. The server will be totally maintenance-free outside of the inevitable "if it doesn't work, flip this switch down, then up", same with the gateway. Even if something goes nastily wrong, there's always MSTSC, so no point leaving a monitor, KB and mouse hooked up. The switch is unmanaged, so there's not much to go wrong. He doesn't want to run any kind of external services, but it'd be pretty easy to do off the 1u.

[User Picture]From: itszer0
2003-05-06 01:58 pm (UTC)
where the heck are you getting a rack shelf for $15? mine was like $75
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[User Picture]From: itszer0
2003-05-06 02:35 pm (UTC)
yeah, my rack was $350, but that was for a sun enterprise storage rack :)

but i still want to know where to get $15 shelfs!
greybar is just way too expensive ;)
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2003-05-07 06:05 am (UTC)
This is going to get installed in my parents' basement, so there's really no need for locking cabinets or anything. I thought about using the 60u cabinet I've got sitting here going to waste in the LAN room with 2 SmartUPS 2200s in it, but I'm not about to lug half a ton to North Carolina when I can set up a much more portable solution on-site for less than $100. Besides, I don't think this network is even going to _need_ a UPS, considering their price. The switch, gateway, Tyan PSU, and Win2K will all recover from a power outage with relative grace. I'm just getting 8u of wall-mountable 19" swivel brackets from ComReady. The shelf I already have, but it doesn't hurt to charge a little to get rid of it. If it doesn't fit in the brackets, cheap 19" equipment can be had from various local music stores.
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