#From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
#Sent: 22 February 2001 13:46
#To: Noel Carroll
#Cc: 'ilug at linux.ie'
#Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] Home networks
#i've done it several times, but i'm currently in the process
#of Doing It
#Right(tm). i got a patch panel (about $200 for a 24 port patch panel).
#i have a linksys 5 port hub (£99) and am planning on getting a 16 port
#switch for about £199 sterling). i've had ports installed in almost
#every room (£50 a pop).
#the expensive part will be the t1/ei line, but i still haven't
#gotten that call from gay byrne...
all right. as somebody currently without a land line (guess who
just moved again?) and thinking about fairly good connectivity
between the home LAN (trailing cat 5 which will probably be hidden
inside conduit at some stage) and the outside world I have a few
questions to pose:
* should I go with eircom for the landline or is there a better
* surf no limits seems to be the obvious choice, or am I missing
* how much damage (financially) would an ISDN connection cause?
* anybody interested in a [W|N]AN in the D1 area ? (mail me off list
if you are, please.) NAN is probably more realistic.
 Dorset/Parnell area.
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