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Alright Internet, I present you with the most bull** home network you'll ever see.

So when I moved I was fortunate enough to have access to Bell Gigabit fibe, but like any self respecting nerd, I didn't want to use Bell's Modem/Router/VOIP Gateway/MoCA/Wifi access point thing.

Well, after a series of unfortunate events, that led to the network configuration you see here.

In this picture we have
- Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ONT
- Bell Homehub 2000,
- 2x 5 Port gigabit switches,
- Unifi UAP-PRO AC Wifi AP
- Gigabyte Brix S (i3/8GB Ram) + USB 3 Gigabit ethernet adapter running OPNSense
- PPPOE injector,
- 27" monitor.
- multiple power supplies.

(not pictured, the Unifi Security Gateway under the monitor)

So, here's how this craziness works -
The Bell ONT bridges the fiber and ethernet network. Gigabit switch #1 connects the Homehub, OPNsense and USG to the bell network.

The Homehub connects to the ONT, establishing a connection to VLAN 36, for the IPTV service to work, it also runs IGMP Proxy and it acts as a HPNA adapter bridging the set top boxes to the internet via coax.


The USG establishes a connection to VLAN35 and sets up it's own PPPOE session. It's then connected to switch #2 which connects to a server, access point.

Then, the Opnsense box also establishes a separate PPPOE connection on VLAN35 (yep, it has a separate IP Address and everything) which right now is connected to another PC on it's other ethernet interface.

All this craziness can/will be solved once I get a new managed switch, then It'll be simply ONT > OPNSense -> Switch <- trunk port --> (VLAN35, VLAN36) <--> clients, but for now, I'll simply have a closet that'd man a grown network engineer cry.
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Basically yes, though ironically I don't have a switch for it, so only one port. Time for gigabit switch #3 ?!
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Starting my powdered food journey today :) #soylent
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Well I cried. 
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A neat #javascript  trick I tried that worked,
var searchTerms = (req.body.searchTerms || "default search terms").split(' ');
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I forgot about this! Too funny 
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The best thing about a having a monitor arm is hanging your monitor off your desk - it frees up so much space!
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haha I got it as a gift so I'm not sure! But yes BK we need to get you on the NAS game. Or you should just buy mine I wouldn't mind upgrading to 25TB :)
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After a few weeks of sitting on the floor powered down, Discovery cluster is finally up and running :D
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I'm actually really impressed with the clear image mode on the +OnePlus One it takes gorgeous photos. 
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Isn't HDR fround upon? 
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How I image some App users when I read the comments section on +Google Play 

Source: http://goo.gl/MBYu46
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Haha
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This is the simplest explanation  
 
Want to know why public-transportation systems are underfunded? Because rich people don't ride the bus.

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Only when the roads become so jammed that car pooling is the only answer will they consider anything remotely close to public transport
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