I am currently in the process of putting together the pieces for the in-home network in our new house. Now, for some, that would mean installing a wireless router and calling it done. Hell, I’ve been there many times myself, where I didn’t have the energy or motivation to try and run networking cables around a house that wasn’t mine… or even around one that was. But this time, since we’re starting from scratch, we have the chance to do it right, and do it we shall! So every room receives proper networking ports, with multiple ports in the main entertainment rooms and office. And now, of course, I have to connect them all together, and that’s where I’m starting to get a headache. Everyone I talk to has different advice for how to proceed.
I’m sure it will be worthwhile once it’s all assembled, but for the moment, it’s giving me a headache. Or, it had damn well better be worth it, or I’m going to have a good cry.
How well-networked is your house — a single laptop connected to a modem, or one step shy of the Starship Enterprise?