My current network
My home network runs on the following bits of hardware:
- 20/2Mb cable modem
- Juniper Netscreen Firewall
- Cisco Catalyst 3500 switch
- Nortel Wireless security controller
- Multiple Nortel Access points
Here’s a rough diagram of what’s going on with the network. The netscreen has multiple connections to the cisco, thanks to my multiple security zones. (I provide some open wireless access and have my private network alongside that) The wireless controller runs all the APs and supplies DHCP for the various SSIDs I use. My networks include open access, restricted access and a single private SSID for my eye-fi card.
The Netscreen provides remote VPN access, the cisco provides SX fiber to the wireless controller and a seperate VLAN for all the wireless gear. Oh, and there are power injectors at the Cisco to power the APs since I didn’t buy a PoE version.