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    Networking lots of gear

    When we move to vancouver I am thinking of setting up a nice home network consisting of my main pc, a laptop for the Mrs and a media centre PC for recording TV and playing Divx movies. I have also seen a Hi-Fi with wifi from Phillips and a LCD tv and these would also both be nice to use. How would you guys setup this kind of network?
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    A nice network switch and lots of cat5 cabling. For wifi; a good 54 or 108MB access point, wired into the switch.

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    so I will definately need lots of CAT 5 cable then. I would prefer to just have a completely wireless network, speaker cables annoy me enough.
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    What about one of the MIMO wireless things going to be a bit more expensive right now
    but better range higher bandwidth type bollocks. I would have at least one cabled machine for gaming and online buying.

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    Never heard of MIMO mate, what is it and where do I get it?
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    its that pre n wireless thing. They havent decided on the standard yet but some of the companies are releasing early so it wont be compatible with other makes probably.

    heres a picture of a belkin one.

    Ive seen them forsale in PC world and ebuyer

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...VzdWx0cw%3D%3D

    http://images.belkin.com/F5D8230-4/PRN1_F5D8230-4.jpg
    http://images.belkin.com/F5D8010/PRN1_F5D8010.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge22
    I would prefer to just have a completely wireless network, speaker cables annoy me enough.
    Easy, get a good wireless router (cable/adsl) then PCI/PMCIA cards in all machines except you main rig which is wired directly into the router. Done.

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