Really? Good effort, I'd be fascinated to know how you managed that one. If it's a viable option, then Woz's recommendation on the Draytek Vigor will solve your wifi/router issues- the 2950 is a great bit of kit.Getting rid of sky is no problem as I can hack the username and password from it and configure the new modem but thanks for the recommendations on drives
As you mention streaming HD I assume that your 200 movies will be / include Blu-rays. Have a think what format you want to store these in. I've ripped my 400-ish DVDs and BRs as iso files so its just like playing the disc over the network (menus, extras etc) and a DVD takes about 7GB and a BR up to 50GB.Looking for some advice in setting up the home network. I had what I thought was a solution in the Netgear WNDR4720 but it turns out it doesn't provide any modem facility.
The house has 4 PCs, 1 Tablet, 2 games machines and 2 tethered? Mobile devices.
I currently have Sky broadband (8Mb) with the "free" Sagem modem/router.
I want to get rid of the Sky modem because it's not powerful enough to reach the whole house and it keeps dropping the Internet connection.
I want to have the following set up.
One central storage device to hold all movies (200), music (800 CDs) and photos (2,000 hi res).
Ability to share the printer across all devices without going through the PC that it's currently connected to
Modem/router to allow all devices to connect to Internet
Automatic backup of media drive (is that RAID 1?)
Needs to be capable of streaming HD to multiple devices throughout the house which is a 4 bed semi.
Needs to be capable of of coping with the demands of online gaming
It would be nice if there is some sort of cloud storage but this is not a must have.
I would also like a one box solution if possible although 2 boxes will suffice.
It will likely be on display as space is at a premium in the room i intend to locate it in so shouldn't look like a bag of shite.
Reliability of drives
Wifi speed and range (as per above spec bearing in mind it might have to serve 4 devices simultaneously)
Eventually will also use a Sonos to access the music on the NAS
Can someone suggest a setup that can achieve the above?
3TB is the biggest you can get (AFAIK) in WD Red, so you're going to be looking at a 4-bay NAS as a minimum. QNAP and Synology all do decent models. 4 drives in RAID5'll give you 9TB to play with.So a 7-8TB drive should give be space to add to. Can you get 8TB drives? Maybe I need to have a drive for movies, one for music and one for pics?????