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Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:58 am

Woke up this morning to no internet. Figured the routers were messing stuff up. I've learned to check my ISP first.
What are the chances? 10 hours after plugging them in and then...

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Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 pm

With my new router it easily shows the number or devices connected to my network. I have 29 or so things in my house that use wifi/ethernet.
Computers
Roku
Tv?
Phones
Tablets
Cameras
Google homes
Plugs
Etc
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Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:35 pm

I'm switching all of my Google Homes back to the main network. Will do cameras and other IoT on the guest Network and enable all security features of the guest Network again.

Sorry Ethan for leading you astray!
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I'm switching all of my Google Homes back to the main network. Will do cameras and other IoT on the guest Network and enable all security features of the guest Network again.

Sorry Ethan for leading you astray!

So were those the only devices you had issues with being on a separate network? I'm wondering if I'll have issues with my Belkin Wemo devices too. I still have my IOT network allowed access to my internal network.
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Re: RE: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 am

ejhartman91 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I'm switching all of my Google Homes back to the main network. Will do cameras and other IoT on the guest Network and enable all security features of the guest Network again.

Sorry Ethan for leading you astray!

So were those the only devices you had issues with being on a separate network? I'm wondering if I'll have issues with my Belkin Wemo devices too. I still have my IOT network allowed access to my internal network.
Yes. Wyze and my wifi smart plugs didn't have any issues ( that I remember). I still need to uncheck the guest option to prove that. Corey can report tho. He did all of this last night.
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Postby Corey » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am

I got a new router and changed WiFi names. I had to reconnect all devices (34 total :x) to my internal and guest networks. When I determined which network it was going to connect to, I thought about whether there was anything internally that needs to talk to these devices. My Wyze cams talk to nothing internally so they go on the guest network. My Google Homes (with Glass's experience in mind) need to talk to my phone which will be on the private network so that's where they went. My ceiling fan controller went on the guest because it only talks to the internet. My Harmony hubs went on the internal because the app talks to your phone.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:55 pm

I think I'm going to have to move the Google Home devices back to the main network, and do the same with the wemo and harmony. I'm contemplating getting rid of the harmony hub and just connecting my soundbar through HDMI ARC so I can control it through my TV remote. I basically only use the Harmony because of the soundbar now that I no longer have a cable box.
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Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:23 am

My networking/AV closet is coming along nicely.
Added the surround sound receiver yesterday and plugged in my printer.

Top to bottom.
16 port switch. 8 port PoE security camera system. SmartThings. Wifi garage door I can't get working.
Harmony hub. Roku. Audio receiver.
GB modem. Orbi router for mesh network (wish it wasn't in the closet, but speeds seem okay)
Dell laser printer
Plex server on the floor.

I would like to find room for my little monitor that I use on the rare occasion I need to access the server directly.


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Re: RE: Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:50 pm

Tyler wrote:
I would like to find room for my little monitor that I use on the rare occasion I need to access the server directly.

And by rare, I mean today.

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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:57 pm

Tyler wrote:Our favorite tmobile router is back on sale for $40. Getting one for the inlaws.
Can't wait to replace this when I find a mesh router on a good sale. Yesterdays sale doesn't count

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Re: RE: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:26 pm

bmyoungs wrote:
Tyler wrote:Our favorite tmobile router is back on sale for $40. Getting one for the inlaws.
Can't wait to replace this when I find a mesh router on a good sale. Yesterdays sale doesn't count

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These can do mesh if you flash them. Tylersucks has 3 of them running. Flashing took him like 60 minutes the first time but 10 mins the last time.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:48 pm

You cant really tell, but I swear it looks better now.

Added a long surge protector
unplugged ethernet not using
moved switch and camera box away from each other
added wider shelves
added a 2nd audio receiver for Google Home to play on ceiling speakers (thanks Tylersucks)
added an HDMI splitter to play the same image on bar and living room tv
Swapped out long HDMI cables with short ones

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Re: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:52 pm

Wilkins and I are Orbi Bros
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:28 pm

Tyler wrote:Wilkins and I are Orbi Bros
It's really nice. I finally have coverage in my bedroom

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Re: RE: Home Networking

Postby Tyler » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:47 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Wilkins and I are Orbi Bros
It's really nice. I finally have coverage in my bedroom

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How many square feet do you have? 1,100 on each floor? I knew the router + single node would be good for you since ranch. I bet even a 3 story would be fine as long as you were halfway strategic
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:05 pm

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Wilkins and I are Orbi Bros
It's really nice. I finally have coverage in my bedroom

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How many square feet do you have? 1,100 on each floor? I knew the router + single node would be good for you since ranch. I bet even a 3 story would be fine as long as you were halfway strategic
Yup. Exactly right.

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