Building an Office…

Yesterday, I put together my new equipment rack complete with a DELL gigabit switch and a patch panel.  It will be the backbone for my communications and networking.  I spent about $400 bucks at the electrical place buying RJ45 ends, boots, cables, and rack shelving.  Next, I spent another $150 on a UPS.  After hooking it all up with my D-Link router, the network has never been happier.  My VONAGE calls have never been so crystal clear.  It is amazing what a good switch can do for a congested network.  It helped a bit that the router had StreamEngine technology like the stuff inside the Hawking Broadband Booster I reviewed @ Futurelooks.

I tried running the network off the UPS, and no problem!  Looks like in a Jam, I’ll have about an hour of juice to get me through a brown out.  More to come as I piece the room together. Futurelooks is going to have a great place to do business in!

  • Josh

    Ya E3 looks like it will be a blast some day i might find myself there :) ill keep a eye out for you and john on TV!

  • http://www.futurelooks.com Stephen

    Thanks Josh! It doesn’t feel like it yet, but I’m sure it will hit me when I’m in LA at E3!

    I’ll for sure post some pics as I get it going in the next couple days. Waiting for the Cable Company to ground another outlet so I can run the Internet in that room, and need to solve some weird electrical problems from the sockets I want to use.

  • Josh

    Awesome your finally retired congrats! Im only 20 and im making a living from the net also not as much as i would like but its growing!

    Stephen please post some pictures of the new office now that i belive your room mate is out of the room. Cant wait to see the goodies all hooked up !