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==Links==
 
==Links==
  
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*[[Network Setup]]
 
*[[:Category:Network_Attached_Storage|Network Attached Storage (NAS)]]
 
*[[:Category:Network_Attached_Storage|Network Attached Storage (NAS)]]
 
*[[:Category:Network_Adapters|Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Chipsets]]
 
*[[:Category:Network_Adapters|Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Chipsets]]
 
*[[:Category:Routers|Routers and Switches]]
 
*[[:Category:Routers|Routers and Switches]]
*[[:Category:Network_Tutorials|Network Tutorials]]
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*[[:Category:Network_Tutorials|General Network Tutorials]]
  
 
==About==
 
==About==
  
 
The core needs two local area network (LAN) ports to support the external and internal networks. This usually entails installing a network interface card (NIC) in addition to the motherboard's onboard port. The transmission speed on the external network will be limited by your provider, but the internal network is only limited by your hardware. Gigabit hardware is not required, but might be nice for the internal LAN. Most LinuxMCE networks are a combination of wired and wireless. The major data-intensive components in your system (core, media directors, NAS) should be wired with cat5e or cat6. Orbiters are generally wireless because they move very little data and are designed to be portable remote controls.
 
The core needs two local area network (LAN) ports to support the external and internal networks. This usually entails installing a network interface card (NIC) in addition to the motherboard's onboard port. The transmission speed on the external network will be limited by your provider, but the internal network is only limited by your hardware. Gigabit hardware is not required, but might be nice for the internal LAN. Most LinuxMCE networks are a combination of wired and wireless. The major data-intensive components in your system (core, media directors, NAS) should be wired with cat5e or cat6. Orbiters are generally wireless because they move very little data and are designed to be portable remote controls.
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It is up to the user where to store data. For instance, a ripped movie collection could be stored on the core, on a media director, or on a NAS. The LinuxMCE software will find the collection and make it available to the entire system.
 
It is up to the user where to store data. For instance, a ripped movie collection could be stored on the core, on a media director, or on a NAS. The LinuxMCE software will find the collection and make it available to the entire system.

Latest revision as of 14:37, 27 November 2011

Links

About

The core needs two local area network (LAN) ports to support the external and internal networks. This usually entails installing a network interface card (NIC) in addition to the motherboard's onboard port. The transmission speed on the external network will be limited by your provider, but the internal network is only limited by your hardware. Gigabit hardware is not required, but might be nice for the internal LAN. Most LinuxMCE networks are a combination of wired and wireless. The major data-intensive components in your system (core, media directors, NAS) should be wired with cat5e or cat6. Orbiters are generally wireless because they move very little data and are designed to be portable remote controls.

It is up to the user where to store data. For instance, a ripped movie collection could be stored on the core, on a media director, or on a NAS. The LinuxMCE software will find the collection and make it available to the entire system.