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Gigabit Ethernet Routers and Wiring Cabinets

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Does anyone know of any Cable/DSL routers that offer Gigabit Ethernet?

Also, does anyone know where I can get a good selection of small Wiring Cabinets?  I'm setting up a small home network and I was looking for a small Wiring Cabinet that I could stick in a closet or the wall, to put my network equipment in.
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by:HynesCo
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I have not heard of a gigabit DSL/Cable router yet, also I was in Fry's the other day and had seen some neat little wiring cabinets.
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You will not find any- cable and DSL only offer < 5Mbps anyway.

Buy a Cable/DSL Router and a separate 10/100/1000 LAN switch, and connect them together with the uplink port.

For example, a Linksys SD2008 8-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch and a Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router. Don't forget to use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable for the GE ports!
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For the cabinet- don't bother. Both of these devices are pretty small.

The cheapest computer rack is a chrome wired shelving system, typically sold at Costco for around $80. This assumes that you might want to put a server on a shelf as well.


Leviton makes some structured wiring panels designed for the home.
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by:Crash2100
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I realize it won't make a difference with the broadband speeds.

I currently have a 10/100 switch and a cable router, and I'm planning to move within the next couple months, so I'm going to have to run wire in the new house.  So I figured since I'm going to have to run wire (I don't want wireless), I might as well get it as fast as I can.

I looked at Fry's electronics page on outpost.com, but I didn't see any cabinets.  Do you know of any places I can find these online, or a manufacturer's name?  Also, are they referred to as anything other than "wiring cabinets"?
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for wiring, search on "structured wiring"

for cabinets, search on "computer cabinets" or "computer racks"

The solution I outlined above will give you the fastest possible network, at the least possible cost. Hopefully you can run wire while the walls are open!
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by:pseudocyber
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Well, that blackbox link didn't work, so follow this roadmap.

http://catalog.blackbox.com/BlackBox/Templates/blackbox/mainscreen.asp
Click on cabients and racks (on the left)
Click on free standing cabinets (or whatever you want)
Click on SOHO cabinets
Click the SOHO cabinet link in the middle of the page.

HTH
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by:Crash2100
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That blackbox site had some nice cabinets, but they were a little pricey.  I searched google for "structured wiring" and I came across a bunch of these things on Ebay, which is probabbly a good place to get it cheap.  Businesses and stuff are probabbly getting rid of them when they expand or something.

Thanks for the help!
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